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Bible Study Challenge Day 2

Hey guys! I hope you had a wonderful day today. Tomorrow is hump day, we’re almost through. I pray that God bless you this week, at work or at school. If you remember the passage from yesterday, it was Psalm 75:6.

For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another. Psalms 75:6‭-‬7 KJV http://bible.com/1/psa.75.6-7.KJV

What a powerful verse. I hope you really think through the study questions from yesterday. I won’t add more questions today. To keep this post short and sweet, let’s read the verses before and after this to get the context for this promise of God. The two verses before:

“I said to the boastful, ‘Do not deal boastfully,’ And to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up the horn. Do not lift up your horn on high; Do not speak with a stiff neck.’ ” Psalms 75:4‭-‬5 NKJV http://bible.com/114/psa.75.4-5.NKJV

The verses after:

For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup, And the wine is red; It is fully mixed, and He pours it out; Surely its dregs shall all the wicked of the earth Drain and drink down. But I will declare forever, I will sing praises to the God of Jacob. “All the horns of the wicked I will also cut off, But the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.” Psalms 75:8‭-‬10 NKJV http://bible.com/114/psa.75.8-10.NKJVPsalms 75:8‭-‬10 NKJV http://bible.com/114/psa.75.8-10.NKJV

When read in context this verse is more of a warning than a promise. It essentially says not to get haughty. Don’t stick your chest out with pride everywhere you go. Don’t seek to be seen or heard because of your pride. Remember that your promotion– your success comes from the Lord. Not from this world. Give God raise for what you have and be thankful to Him always. If you are wicked and boastful, watch out because God will bring you down to size. It’s amazing to remember that our whole world is in His hands, but we also have to remember that we are accountable to Him for our actions. If we’re wicked or boastful, we put ourselves in danger when we forget that God is the source of our blessings and success. He has no problem reminding us who is boss. Instead of questions, I have a couple action items for you.

  1.  Pray for mercy if you’ve been cocky or haughty. Repent to God for turning your back on Him and thinking you could do things on your own. We have all fallen short in this area at some point in life.
  2. Determine to be humble. Read verses on humility and go out of your way to bless and serve others.
  3. Get accountability. Confess if you’ve hurt someone with your prideful attitude, or if you’ve caused distance in a relationship because of your attitude. Talk to a friend who can check you if you sound too high and mighty or talk too highly of yourself.
  4. Spend time praising the progress, growth, or accomplishments of others, especially of those that you’ve put down in the past.

I’ll be praying for us all as we go through this study. 3 days left. Please take the time. I promise you, I believe God will take us to a whole new level if we stick to our commitment to Him. Promise to give Him this time and finish the study. I know you will not regret it!

Love,

Angela xoxo

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Bible Study Challenge

Hey ladies!

Lately I’ve been a bit frustrated with life. I feel like there are so many decisions to be made and I just don’t know what to do, yet it seems like everyone around me has no issue making decisions for me. It’s a powerlessness that I hate to feel. I want to stand up and speak for myself and boldly state what I want, and yet I’m paralyzed by indecision. Do I want you or don’t I? Do I want to stay or do I want to go? Am I happy or unhappy?

Are my decisions making me unhappy or is it the choices of others around me that’s bothering me? I hate when people ask me what’s wrong and I am completely at a loss. It could be five different things, I’m just not sure which it is.

Anyway, now that everyone knows I’m like a bipolar mess, I realized an important habit missing from my life– Bible study. I spend time in prayer, but not so much in the Word. I’ve noticed that I’ve plateau-ed spiritually and am really struggling to move forward in my walk with God. I know that has to change. If you aren’t growing closer to God, then you’re drifting farther away. There’s no other option.

So, I felt my Spirit beckoning me not just to go to God and make my case but to study God’s Word and hear what He has to say about the situations in my life.

If you’d like to join me, for the next 5 days (Tuesday to Saturday) I’ll share a verse passage for study and meditation for that day. If you have any questions please let me know. I am using the logos app on my phone to look up the original Hebrew meaning of the keywords (when I’m feeling fancy).

The first study passage is Psalm 75. The focus verses are verses 6-7 which read:

“For exaltation (promotion) comes neither from the east nor from the west nor from the south. But God is the judge: He puts down one, and exalts another. (NKJV)”

Study questions (grab a journal or spare sheet of paper. God doesn’t care if it’s a nearby envelope either lol).

  1. When you are looking for promotion, who should your turn to?
  2. Have you ever sought promotion from man and been let down?
  3. Why does God put down some but exalt others?

This is so fun! We can wrap this up tomorrow. I hope that you choose to join me. It’s only five days, and I definitely believe that there is a supernatural breakthrough on the other side of this! Feel free to comment any answers or questions. Also, if you are a new subscriber and I haven’t sent you your ebook on praying for relationships, please let me know. I have a new phone number, so email me or direct message me if you need to chat!

Loveeee,

Angela xoxo

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