How could our Living So That journey have passed so quickly? The last chapter of a study always makes my heart ache because I will miss our time together. It blesses me more than you will know to hear how God is speaking to you as you journey through the pages of His Word.
Thank you for extending me grace when I was unable to post our lesson on Wednesday. Life got in the way with family visiting and basketball games to attend. I could have recorded a quick video, but I had much I wanted to say and wish I could have shared more.
All we have studied during our time together crescendos with Chapter Five, “Let Your Light Shine So That.” Jesus Came So That…God Spoke So That…Trials Come So That…We Pray So That through our good deeds, the Light of the World shines brightly through us and causes others to praise our heavenly Father!! It’s our good deeds, the deeds the Lord prepared in advance for us to do, that draw others to Christ and bring praise and glory to our Father in Heaven! (Ephesians 2:10)
During this Thanksgiving season, please know I am so thankful for the love, support, prayers, and words of encouragement you provide. I do what I do because of each one of you!
Remember, we have next week off. I pray you will use it to relax, rest, eat lots of delicious food, and catch up with your lessons if you are behind. And I have another GIVEAWAY for this week, so be sure to read how to enter below! We will gather together back here on December 3rd for a final goodbye and to learn the name of this week’s GIVEAWAY winner!! You can find last week’s winner of Marilynn Chadwick’s book at the end of today’s post.
I thought it would be fun to hear what everyone is doing for Thanksgiving!! So leave a comment and share your Thanksgiving plans. I will choose a winner to receive a lovely Christmas ornament AND a copy of Living So That to give away. And don’t forget to continue to share answers to your homework throughout the two weeks. I will be checking in and I pray you will too!!
This Week’s Memory verse
You are the light of the world…Let your light shine before men, [so] that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:14, 16
This Week’s Prayer
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your faithfulness to walk with me through these lessons. You have poured Truth into my heart and mind. You have given me a Spirit of Knowledge and Revelation to understand Your Word and apply it in my life. You have convicted and refined me. I am so thankful for this precious time in Your word. Now that my study is nearing the end, lead me to my next steps with You. give me a hunger and thirst for more of You and more of Your Word. Open doors for me to live out what I have learned. I want to live a “so that” life. Give me the courage to obey my “Calls to Action.” Use me, Lord, to make a difference in Your Kingdom. Instruct me daily in the way I should go. Keep my eyes fixed on You. Give me opportunities to share the Hope I have in You and to share the truths and promises found in Your living and active Word. I love you, Lord, and ask all this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
This Week’s Homework:
Read Chapter Five of Living So That. The schedule below is a suggested schedule. If something different works better for you, use it.
Each day answer the questions in your assigned reading (Going Deeper questions are optional).
Wednesday: Read Part One (Be Transformed)
Thursday: Read Part Two (Giving)
Friday: Read Part Three (Loving the Unlovable)
Saturday: Read Part Four (Choosing Forgiveness)
Sunday: Read Part Five (Humility)
***The winner of Marilynn Chadwick’s book, Sometimes He Whispers, Sometimes He Roars is Karen B!!! Karen, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your mailing address and full name. Congratulations!***
With Deep Gratitude,