Loving the LORD with all my STRENGTH

But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
    They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
    They will walk and not faint.”

Isaiah 40:31

It’s our last week of “ALL of ME,” loving the LORD with ALL of our HEART, SOUL, MIND, and STRENGTH here at Refocused Bible Study! Make sure to stayed tuned to see what we will be Refocusing on in March as we prepare our hearts for EASTER. Announcement coming soon!

This week we are Refocusing on loving the LORD with All of our STRENGTH! If you missed the intro video for this week, make sure to check it out below, so you can hear our main focus: depending on God’s strength within us and not striving to “do good” on our own.

Let’s face it, it’s not popular to be dependent on anyone else. It’s attractive to appear to have it all together. To do it all. To be it all. But girls, sometimes, we find ourselves overwhelmed. I hear from ladies all the time that we are juggling so many plates, we don’t know which one is in our hand at the moment,

This is my story too. My hands are full, and so is my heart, but sometimes, I realize I have been running at a sprinter’s pace for a marathon, and I’m about to collapse.

Have you been there, friend?

Have you forgotten to run at your “safe pace” so you can go the distance?

I enjoy running. It’s my exercise of choice. Don’t be impressed or anything, I’m slow. I have to keep my pace around a ten minute mile if I want to make it five miles or more. But hey, I’m still running, right? I’m doing my thing. However, if I forget my “safe pace” and find myself running nine miles a minute or under, I know I’ll be done running within the next few minutes. I’ll have to quit for the day.

And that’s fine when I am just doing my daily run.

But it’s not fine in life when I want to quit on the good things God has clearly called me to do.

…like my daughter’s hair.

We are a multi-racial family and my daughter has different hair than me. When we first adopted her, I spent hours on her hair, delighting in this labor of love to help her feel adored and cared for.

But this latest season, I just got worn out with it. She is getting older and her younger styles that I used to adorn her with, she had outgrown. I needed to take time to learn some new styles but… that takes time… that I just didn’t feel like I had the extra energy for.

I had grown weary of the hair ministry.

You’ve been there, right?

Just too tired to keep up with something on your plate.

We’ve all been here. Weary of what God’s called us to do.

Weary in our ministry.

Weary in our marriage.

Weary in our mothering.

Weary in our health/fitness.

Weary in our workplace.

Just plain TIRED.

God knows. Listen to what he says when we just don’t have the strength to keep at the pace we were running: 

“Have you never heard?
    Have you never understood?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of all the earth.
He never grows weak or weary.
    No one can measure the depths of his understanding.

He gives power to the weak
    and strength to the powerless.

Even youths will become weak and tired,
    and young men will fall in exhaustion.

But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
    They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
    They will walk and not faint.”

Isaiah 40:28-31

He turns our focus off of ourself and our weariness and he reminds us of who HE IS.

The Creator. The Everlasting God who promises new strength if we trust in Him.

So how do we trust in Him when we are weary?

Be honest with your Father.

Tell him what you are weary about. Ask Him to help you, to send new strength to keep on keeping on in what He’s asked you to do.

He will be so faithful.

Let me tell you what he did for me recently.

In one conversation, he affirmed I was capable of turning a new leaf on my daughter’s hair care. And he fixed my whole point of view. He gave me new strength to walk and not faint.

Now my daughter loves her new do, and is walking around in confidence and joy.

Friend, what are you contemplating “quitting” that you know God has called you to? Comment below and let us know! We will pray for you, give you ideas, and cheer for you!
Be REAL with God.
Be REAL with Godly friends in your life who can help you.
Trust in God and find new STRENGTH to go the distance and bring Him GLORY!

What’s going on here?

Tell me about the Study!

It’s a four week study

Week 1: Heart

Week 2: Soul

Week 3:Mind

Week 4: Strength

Each week has 5 days of study that you need just 15 minutes to complete

Each day of the study consists of two pages. The first page starts with a short prayer, a short passage of scripture to read, and reflective questions.  The second page is a beautiful display of His Word, with a sequence of receiving His Word in love, Giving God love in return through applying His Word to our lives, and making a plan to love others, helping us to be intentional about fulfilling the greatest commandment!

I’ll be blogging through the study right here everyday, so don’t forget to follow the blog  to receive emails on weekdays.

I will also be posting one video a week on Sundays to get you motivated and keep you ready to start the next week with some insight and encouragement to help you along the way!!!

Can’t buy the study? No worries!Here’s a FREE SCRIPTURE WRITING PLAN that correlates to the material and posting it here on Monday.We want you here to engage in God’s Word in a personal way and know Jesus more intimately!

Other ways to connect:

Join the Facebook group where I post daily questions on the study: https://www.facebook.com/groups/190148844667205/?ref=bookmarks

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The downloadable, printable ebook is below! Thank you for your support of this ministry to encourage and equip women to engage in God’s Word in a personal way, and know Him more intimately!

Buy the “ALL of ME” Study Here:

After you purchase, click “Return to Merchant” and you will be taken to the page for the download! So excited to journey through loving Him more! ❤️🎉

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All of Me: Loving God with ALL your Heart, Soul, Mind & Strength  I hope you will join us as we journey through the greatest commandment!

For more info in the study, click here 

If you can’t buy the study, screenshot this free Scripture Writing Plan instead:

I hope you’ll join us!

Praying for you,

Amy

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