Chapter 2 Treasures, Trust, and Tests p. 16
Chapter 3 Sister-Friends p. 25
Chapter 4 Laughter, Joy, and Praise p. 39
Chapter 5 God’s Power and Control p. 50
Chapter 6 Persecution, Prayer, and Vindication p. 62
Chapter 7 Waiting On New Wrapping Paper p. 76
Chapter 8 Don’t Look Back: Second Chances Are A Blessing P.90
Chapter 9 Who Can Understand the Mind of God? P. 103
Chapter 10 My Great Defender Who Delivers and Restores p.115
About the Author p. 123
LIFE lessons are so challenging!
God never promised us an easy life, but it’s not all darkness and suffering. We have a choice to see things with a positive mind set. Recognizing the negativity in our thinking is the first step toward a perspective transformation. This is a big step in the healing process, and usually produces Christian growth and greater spiritual maturity.
I never asked for a near death experience, but God knew what it would take to get my attention. I believe He wanted to move me out of my comfortable and routine existance, since I wasn’t depending on His DAILY provisions. Spiritually stagnant believers are in danger of becoming lukewarm. Thankfully, God had more works of service for me to accomplish, so He intervened.
Death was sent to knock on my door, but God would not give it permission to turn the doorknob. The sole purpose of sending this dark shadow my way was to get my attention, and alert those around me. Through an illness, God rekindled my desire to live a life entirely sold out for Him, with no compromise.
There is much more to my story but for now check out Day Two
1) Read Job Chapter One
A hurricane blew into Job’s life. Job lost wealth, children and health.
*Write down your personal experiences that might mirror Job’s losses.
2) Read Job 1:1 * List the two personality traits attributed to Job.
a)__________________________ b) ___________________________
3) What did he practice? _______________________________________
4) Look up “fear” in a concordance (I like Strongs). I like this online site
Write down Verse 1:1 and then rewrite this verse using the correct context meaning of fear.
I know that all I have belongs to You. Freely You give good gifts to Your children, and freely You may take. Please loosen the iron grip I hold, for ….. go to http://facingtrials.com for more of the exerpt.
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