Before Amen OBSers ….
You. Amaze. Me.
Yesterday, a glitch in technology proved to be one of the most powerful blog posts I’ve ever written. And I didn’t write one word.
If you signed up for this Before Amen OBS, then yesterday you received your daily study post and it was titled, I Need Help. It had a title, but no content in the post or email. #UhOh
I received a text early yesterday morning letting me know about this glitch in our system. Since I had to take my kids to school and it would be a while before I could get to the office and work, I prayed the pocket prayer, let it go, and released it to God. After all, our verse 1 Peter 5:7 clearly tells us to Cast all of our anxiety on Him because He cares for us. So, I put it into action.
Have you ever questioned if God really cares for you? That if you really give up your anxiety, your problems, your __________ to Him, that He would take care of you? Yesterday, we saw Him do that right here in our P31 OBS Community. And He used you all to do it.
I thought I’d be writing a post to apologize for our error yesterday, but instead I’m writing a big THANK YOU to God and the people of this community.
You didn’t complain because your study blog post didn’t show up as planned. You immediately jumped in and began praying for me (in case I really did need help!) and praying for each other in response to those who did comment that they needed help. You put the pocket prayer in action. And I love you for it! I’m so amazed by our “little” Bible study community, aren’t you?
There will not be any more posts this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday here in the United States. Don’t let that keep you from your Before Amen focus! Make sure you carve out some time to read chapters 3 & 4, the discussion questions at the end of the book, and focus on our memory verse this week~ 1 Peter 5:7.
And finally, there was supposed to be a video clip today from Max Lucado, but guess what? We have another glitch, and I can’t retrieve it to include it. I will include it next week. Sorry about that y’all!
If you missed yesterday’s blank post and want to see what all the talk is about, just click here. See y’all next Monday for Week 3!
You are good. You are so good.
I need help. Heal me and forgive me.
They need help.
In Jesus’ name, amen.
***Winner of the Before Amen Worship CD is Christy, email beginning cpaulley.
New Give Away:
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Look at the beautiful graphic at the top of this post. It says, “Resist the urge to reclaim the problem once you’ve given it up.” ~ Max Lucado
Do you have the urge to take your problems back once you’ve given them to God? Why? Is it a trust issue? A habit? Let’s discuss this in our Group Chat Section today. Join the conversation and you will be entered to win a copy of Ann Voskamp’s new book! We are giving 2 away!