"The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion — to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." ~ from ISAIAH 61 Bible verse for this Blog

Sunday, March 26, 2017

SOS ~ "YOU ARE FREE" - 1

oh my goodness

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it's already time for the new

Online Bible Study (OBS)
with
FaithGateway
and
Rebekah Lyons

sorry for not giving you any advance notice

I guess I was so focused and looking ahead to
"Redeemed"
after
Resurrection SONday
that
I forgot
about
being or getting or staying
FREE
first
and this

Study On SONday
is to remind us
(me)

to NOT miss
the
LIVE
Kickoff
event

MONday
March 27, 2017
8 pm for me (CST)

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[image credit: FaithGateway]

plus
invite you to come along

and
JOIN
March 26th - May 6th, 2017

(yeah, it will overlap with "Redeemed" -sorry- but as I find out often, God makes a way to connect and grasp from wherever sources as you're able, if you can make the attempt to draw from them and HIM through these Online Bible Studies and He blesses us, yet still I realize that many don't have the time so you have to choose or be selective)


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Here's the weekly schedule:

Week One: Mar. 26-Apr. 1
Week Two: Apr. 2-8
Week Three: Apr. 9-15
Week Four: Apr. 16-22
Week Five: Apr. 23-29
Week Six: Apr. 30-May 6
Recap Week: May 7-13

WEEK 1
"TO BE FREE"
Chapter 1
"Free to be rescued" (chapter 2)
"Free to be called"    (chapter 3)

Scriptures this Week
Hebrews 12:1
Galatians 5:1
2 Corinthians 3:17
Matthew 20:29-34

At the end of each chapter in the book, there are a few questions or suggestions to consider and journal. Ann Voskamp writes the Forward followed by the Introduction from Rebekah of why and how she chose to write this book; clearly based in Galatians, the letter written on freedom - our freedom in Christ Jesus. 

This book is somewhat a continuation of my indecision last year (2016) between "BE" and "CHANGE" as my One Word that God seemed to be speaking to me - I guess He still is, especially in this year with my new One Word as "Healing" ... however, I'm sure that God is confirming my need to BE who I already AM ... HIS! {looks like I'm not just "Finding I AM..." (previous P31 book OBS study and my FRI. feature now) of who God is, but also who I am and accepting me with all my weaknesses, failures and limitations} Looking forward to all God is doing and will continue to do and change in me, but mostly my desire to BE FREE!

"In You Are Free, Rebekah invites you to:
  • Overcome the exhaustion of meeting others expectations and rest in the joy of God’s freedom.
  • Release stress and anxiety to uncover the peace that comes from abiding in God’s presence.
  • Find permission to grieve past disappointments and find strength in your journey toward healing.
  • Throw off self-condemnation, masks of perfection, and step boldly into God’s purpose for you.
  • Discover the courage to begin again and use your newfound freedom to set others free.
Freedom is for everyone who wants it—the lost, the wounded, and those weary from striving. It’s for those who gave up trying years ago. It’s for those who are angry and hurt, brilliant and burnt by the Christian song and dance. You are the church, the people of God. You were meant to be free."

For Chapter 1, there are 3 really great beginning thoughts to reflect upon ... the first asking us to describe a time (or season in our lives) when we felt truly free - the next one asks:

When did bondage creep in?
(sitting in a quiet place, ask God to show you)

The last is a prayer and time to prepare our hearts for the areas of freedom we'll explore through her book ... 

"Jesus, bring me into a place of true freedom with You. Show me the way back into Your freedom."~Rebekah Lyons

Happy Sunday! Exciting news! My friends at @faithgateway Online Bible Studies are starting a group to go through the #YouAreFreeBook and together we’re making all 6 weeks of my study videos available to you for free!
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If you’ve been reading the book and want to go deeper, or if you’re just looking for a safe place to digest it all with other women, this is perfect for you! •
Their OBS team will be hosting weekly chats, a private Facebook discussion group, and blogs about the study – all starting TOMORROW TONIGHT with me sharing on a live webcast at 9pm EST (MONDAY).
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Hope you can join us! Study runs for 6 weeks, through May 6! Sign up at link in profile. Can't wait to dig into this study together! 📘
{I was so honored and blessed to meet Rebekah Lyons with Ann Voskamp at the "Broken + Free Tour" and got my copy of the book but not the study guide so we'll see ... I'll be trying to add the reading of Chapters 1-3 from her book this week but  it's not required to participate. When I heard her speak and she touched on a common thread between us, I just had to get the book.

Friday, March 24, 2017

FRIDAY'S "Finding I AM ..."

This is more than one of Lysa TerKeurst's books or great teachings from another OBS; it's a weekly - no, daily search of "finding" and "knowing" the Great "I AM" so although the Online Bible Study (OBS) with Proverbs 31 of this book by Lysa TerKeurst: "Finding I AM ... How Jesus Fully Satisfies The Cry of Your Heart"  ... is finished; I continue on with "Finding I AM ..." on my Fridays offline, seeking God and all/any of His Attributes - who GOD IS and who I am in Him, our relationship - our connection, how I am finding Him to BE all that HE IS ... now and forever, unchanging ... "the same - yesterday, today and forever" Hebrews 13:8

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Reading this book and doing this study has re-launched me back into rediscovering what I have done often on this blog and clearly in my life search as I draw closer and hope to connect better with GOD ... and revitalized my Fridays

I mentioned in Weds. WOW post that I may be sharing or adding one of my emails that whisper to me this week as they do twice each week ... but I didn't then so I am today because this is the WHO I am Finding I AM to be, as ...

I HEAR HIS WHISPER...
"Live and Walk in the Spirit"
{yes, I could have chosen to find His "Spirit", but that's not it today 
"He is my Treasure"}


"I have given you a treasure, a fountain, and a well that springs up with endless life. This treasure is My Spirit. My breath rests upon you, My Spirit fills you. Now live and walk in the Spirit I have placed within you. Your strength will never be enough, for it is not by human might, nor by will-power, but by My Spirit. The life you are called to live is the borrowed life of the Holy Spirit enriching you moment by moment. Live and walk each step in the Spirit and you will find My resting place.

I have called you to live in the impossibility of the flesh made possible by the Spirit. My calling is a high calling of glory that only My Spirit can fulfill. Your longings for more and your desires for holiness have been birthed in you from heaven. Live in heaven's glory. All that you will have in heaven comes to you in seed form now, so that you might experience a foretaste and preview of what will be forever yours. Hunger for the life of the Spirit and you will enter into the newness of life in Me. For in Me you live, and move, and have your being.




Seek the Treasure within



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