Saturday, March 15, 2014

inScribed ~ Living "So That": Making Faith-Filled Choices in the Midst of a Messy Life by Wendy Blight, ©2014

Join this journey together with a small group or individually as Living So That takes you through five chapters of "so that" Scriptures in the New Testament. Each chapter begins with a memory verse and a prayer. Your heart will be prepared to receive all that God has for you. Set aside special time each day and ask the Lord to help you keep it a priority. ~*Living "So That": Making Faith-Filled Choices in the Midst of a Messy Life by Wendy Blight*~
There is space between the readings for you to write a response as you read. You can look up SO THAT verses in the Bible. A fun way to begin ~ making faith-filled choices! You might want to underline them [mine would be in awesome p-u-r-p-l-e] so you have a whole glance at so-thats!

Renewing our minds brings "life transformations." Life transformations prompts "so that" living.

God never gives up when He has a plan. Wendy tells of a neighbor down the street that she felt prompted to invite to her Bible study group, but didn't. Over a year's time she was cordial when their ~*paths crossed*~. One night Wendy gave her testimony at church. When she looked up, who did she see but the neighbor, with tears streaming down her face. Psalm 139! So thankful the Lord knows all about us and loves us so!

For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, so that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. --John 3:16

Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. --Hebrews 4:16

And the neighbor's whispered response? "I want what you have."

Are we so filled with WHO we have that we overflow in His grace washing over onto others?

Some of my favorite so that's ~ this one maybe not so much as it is happening but... the end result is dreamed of and desired ~ to come to maturity and complete ~ some of you may already know it is James 1:2-4 count it all joy... I know His comfort is sure, for I have experienced it. I trust Him.
   "Comfort" is a translation of the Greek word paraklesis, which means "a calling to one's side." This same word is used in John 14-16 for the Holy Spirit. It means much more than God sympathizing with us. It is God actually coming alongside us and ministering to us. (188)
Several years ago, a pastor said, "God has seen to the end of your life here on earth, and comes back to walk through it with you." I have never forgotten that.

I have told you this so that My joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. --John 15:11

I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. --John 16:33

***Thank you to inScribed for this study and the copy sent to me to review. This review was written in my own words. No other compensation was received.***

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