These questions that are at the end of every chapter are always challenging. Today’s questions were a little more challenging than usual. They’re very deep
1. Can you recognize the need to persuade your heart of God’s truth? In other words are there are areas that you are walking in unbelief. A very common one would be do you believe who God says you are? Do you believe that you are the righteousness of him?
2. Write the areas of your life where you thought you were actually in faith, but realize now you were still attempting to persuade your heart? I think for me one would be living in lack. The Lord is my shepherd I shall not be in want (lack). There are areas in my life that I don’t completely trust God in and so I fulfill those places with things other than God
3. Make a list of 3 to 5 scriptural promises and the names of God that offer you the outcome for each of those circumstances.
You leave me in the paths of righteousness for your namesake psalm 23:3 your rod and staff comfort me in times of trouble Psalm 23:4 I trust you with all my heart and I will not lean on my own understanding Proverbs 3.5- 6. Jehovah Rohi. Jehovah my shepherd psalm 23:1
4. Pick the promise which, when fulfilled, would bring the most significant benefit to your life. Think about it and if possible, imagine yourself experiencing that promise. Absolutely that promise would be, the Lord is all that I need when anything comes up I go to him and not myself.
5. Do this daily until the promise becomes so real you can’t “not see,” imagine, or experience yourself in any way that contradicts the promises as yours. Now for me to ponder on this everyday, meditate, whatever you want to call it and remember that my freedom can only be obtained to the degree that I accept personal responsibility for the decisions that I make. (My opinion)
Psa 23:1-3 (ESV Strong’s)
The LORD Is My Shepherd
A PSALM OF DAVID.
1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
3 He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.