This is Day 11 of the Journal Challenge:
Are you going through a storm? I actually taught a bible study to my 3 babies (1 years old, 4 & 6) this morning on this very scripture and so I wanted to share it with you. Prayerfully, you will receive it and I won’t have to bribe you with skittles. 🙂
When I woke up this morning, the Holy Spirit pressed Matthew 8 on my heart.
“Then Jesus got into the boat and started across the lake with his disciples. Suddenly, a fierce storm struck the lake, with waves breaking into the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him up, shouting, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!Jesus responded, “Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!” Then he got up and rebuked the wind and waves, and suddenly there was a great calm.The disciples were amazed. “Who is this man?” they asked. “Even the winds and waves obey him!”
What do you do in the midst of a storm?
Are you shouting at God?
LORD WHERE ARE YOU?!
LORD, HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN ABOUT ME?
GOD, WHY DIDN’T YOU COME THROUGH?
LORD, YOU HAVE GOT TO HELP ME!!”
LORD, I’M DROWNING IN DEBT.
LORD, MY MARRIAGE IS FALLING APART.
LORD, MY BODY IS FALLING APART.
LORD, MY MIND IS FALLING APART!
LORD, I AM TIRED! I WILL NEVER HAVE IT TOGETHER!
LORD, I AM GOING TO FAIL!
Isn’t it ironic that we have more faith in what we cannot see versus what God’s word says about us?
I believe that the Lord is saying the same thing to you today, “My child, why are you so afraid? You have so little faith.”
To God; the winds, the storms, the hard times, the situation and what you’re looking at has NOTHING on Him. He is GOD ALONE!
The earth is the Lords and the fullness thereof! Everything belongs to HIM and your situation is no surprise to God!
I know what you’re facing right now seems bigger than you. I’m sure the waves and the storms felt really big to the disciples.
And, if you’re like me, you like control. As long as you’re in control of the environment, you’re good. It’s when God rips your foundation up from under you to show you that you trust more in IT than you do in HIM.
So, instead of screaming at Jesus, talk to Him.
“Hey Lord, umm yeah. So there’s a whole storm out there and you’re sleeping. I’m trying to sleep and be calm like you. So, can you scoot over so I can lay down with you? I’m tired of controlling my life. I’m tired of figuring out everything on my own. I’m tired of worrying. I’m tired of stressing out. I’m gonna lay down right here with you. In James 1 you tell me that if I lack wisdom, I can ask you. So, Lord, after this nap, it would be great if you gave me some wisdom and direction. I surrender my heart to you all over again and I give this situation to you!”
I told my kids this morning that storms give us a chance to trust God. The hard times give us perceptive of how much we need our Heavenly Father.
I declare that in the name of Jesus, ALL 25,000 of us will be FAITH walkers! PERIOD. No more wavering, no more going back and forth.
Instead, lift that head up, you belong to King Jesus and YOU are His Co-HEIR.
ALSO, so many of you have asked for previous days so I have decided to add the previous days to my blog www.heatherllindsey.com NEXT week! I will let you know when all of the days are uploaded. Hopefully by Monday.
So, again, today is day 11. Grab your journals and write “Day 11” Tomorrow is Day 12 and so on. If this is your first day joining the challenge, for you — it’s day 1. If you haven’t grabbed your journal or a book to read for the month — find one! If you need some help, I have journals and books HERE. I will rush ship everything to you!
If you haven’t had a chance to check out the details of the Journal challenge, check it out HERE.
I shared a course that I recorded on “Overcoming Insecurities” so if you are finding that rejection, abandonment and your past is stopping you from being happy, married, joyful, single or whatever else – check it out HERE.
ALSO, every week, I will be giving you a NEW scripture to meditate on for the week. The goal is to meditate on it daily AND memorize it. Even if you’ve already memorized the scripture — then meditate on it. Just roll it over in your mind, think about it, focus on it, break it down and study it in a brand new way.
I hope it’s going well! We will have a new one on Monday!
WE HAVE A NEW CHALLENGE FOR THIS UPCOMING WEDNESDAY (1/15).
Let’s do a “NO SWEETS” day! This doesn’t include fruits. But it does include the donuts, cookies, cakes, candy and other white sugars!
Every time you’re tempted to grab sweets, grab an apple or fruits!
Here’s this week’s scripture to memorize:
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”
Last week’s scripture is:
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NLT Version)
“Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all that you do and He will show you which path to take.”
Just a few things!
– I will be sending out a DAILY email of encouragement for the next 21 days and we will wrap with my FREE monthly study on January 23rd, 2020 at 9pm EST LIVE on my Youtube Channel. ( I will also be doing a Live Q & A!)
– There’s no “set” time to when I will send out the daily email. I will send it out as the Holy Spirit places it on my heart. It may be 8am EST. Or, 8pm EST. Don’t worry, it’s coming! Also, make sure you take this email out of your junk mail if it went there!
– Be sure to join the Facebook Group for accountability! You can join the group HERE. If the link isn’t pulling up for you for some reason, just search “Pinky Promise Sisterhood” on Facebook.
Remember, it’s easy to start. The goal here is to FINISH. You have 24 hours in ONE day. Give 1% of your day to God for the next 21 days. I can ASSURE you that it will CHANGE your life.
After the 21 days, you will find yourself NATURALLY going to the Lord’s presence for 1:1 time.
I just posted the winners for the giveaway! Check my Facebook & IG (/MrsHeatherLindsey and my IG @heatherllove) to see the winners!
July 30-Aug 2
God loves you like crazy,
P.S.Be sure to tell your friends to sign up! Invite at least ONE friend to do this with you! It’s such much better when you’re doing it TOGETHER!