My sister and I recently completed “The Unexpected” by Christine Caine bible study on the Bible app.
Let me just say, this study has changed our lives drastically. Faith without works is definitely DEAD. (James 2:17-18)
The main focus of the study is having faith during the unexpected.
Christine reminds us that what is unexpected to us, isn’t unexpected to God and therefore we should activate our faith and KEEP GOING. When unexpected things happen, we mustn’t try to take things in control.
Us trying to have control means we lack faith! Think about it, us controlling things removes God as the author and controller of our lives! That is dangerous! That removes our fear of the Lord and His plans for us. We can’t be faithful and controlling at the same time.
She teaches in the study that we need to walk by faith, run to God and not to allow fear to consume our daily lives. Also, the fact that we can’t allow daily fears to derail us from our kingdom purpose!
You see loves, in order to grow, things around us MUST change. And believe me, trials are going to come during this unexpected change BUT we know the Bible says “all things are working for our good” – Romans 8:28 …. so that means even though trials arise- All things … not some things BUT ALL things are working for our good —- with that being said we should learn to rejoice no matter what because at the end of the day our God is STILL GOOD and always working.
I definitely recommend this study on the Bible app and you should start it with a friend so you can do the “Talk it Over”.
I will end with a excerpt from the study.
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” Our part is to exercise faith and patience. Faith is believing God, believing that God is who he says he is, and that he will do what he said he would do. Patience is our capacity to tolerate delay—our ability to wait. It’s trusting that God is good, God does good, and God knows what he is doing, no matter how long it takes—no matter what our purpose is.
We all are called to the unexpected, and it will always take faith to see it through—but when we move forward by faith, God will always fight for us and do the miraculous. Let’s recognize what God is doing for us, the doors he’s opening for us, the steps he’s ordering for us. Let’s recognize his supernatural power at work in our lives.
He will always honor our obedience. In everything God has called me to do, the miracles happened after I stepped out in faith—after I stepped out in obedience, trusting him. “
God bless you! I’ve missed you all so much😔 My computer has been down but I will try my best to share everything from my phone for the time being ( thanks to my dear Aqua for that extra push)
lots and lots of love,
Jesus loves you! Talk to you soon 💕
The Graced Citizen