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Showing posts with label Redeemed. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Redeemed. Show all posts

Saturday, April 29, 2017

"REDEEMED ... " ~ 7

Redeemed - Bible Study BookWEEK 2 
"When Love Never Fails" 
Day 6 - Day 12
(pages 34-65) in the Bible study book
Session 2 "Redeemed for a Life with God"

for next Session 3 
"Redeemed for the Praise of His Glory"
*RED print from Angela's "Redeemed..."

DAY 7
"The First Sinner"

Psalms 16-18

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My Bible reading in my Healing devotional
(this fits better with Day 6 "Redeemed...")

Psalm 32:1-2

"Forgive me, God, for how I have been disobedient to You. Change my heart, and give me control over my words and actions. Thank You for Your amazing grace."


I have not decided if I will daily continue sharing

"REDEEMED..."

yet my

"HEALING"

prayers that I usually record in a journal sometimes
with personal continuations spoken, whispered or
in groanings/muffled tears, etc. does help

so we'll see where the Spirit leads

Friday, April 28, 2017

"REDEEMED ... " ~ 6

Redeemed - Bible Study BookWEEK 2 
"When Love Never Fails" 
Day 6 - Day 12
(pages 34-65) in the Bible study book
Session 2 "Redeemed for a Life with God"

for next Session 3 
"Redeemed for the Praise of His Glory"
*RED print from Angela's "Redeemed..."

Day 6
"Losing Paradise"
(p.34-39)

 Psalms 13-15

Angela's heart desire for us in this study:

  • To know more about what we believe - to know more about being redeemed
  • To become better image-bearers than we've ever been - to live everyday lives that are actually being redeemed

much is covered on the "garden" paradise, disobedience and then 
we are asked to consider our own relationship with God
which I'll be doing today like every Friday

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My reading in my HEALING devotional


Mark 8:23-25

" Lord, it's always in hindsight that I'm able to understand how You've worked in my life. Fill me with Your Spirit today that I may trust Your ways in the here and now, knowing You are with me wherever I go."

What do you think, should I continue like this or stick just to Angela's book?

Weigh in on this in the comments, please.


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Not related directly to this study, however it may be, and kinda related to the FaithGateway OBS of "You are Free" (book and study by Rebekah Lyons) and directly related to "Your Daily Prayer" which I make mine when I receive them from iBelieve (dot) com in my emails, especially when they apply to me and my own life or those I know ... so the one I received yesterday was exactly that. I am not sure if I have other publicly shared this on my blog (as Rebekah has in her book or I heard her share),but there have been times in my life that I experienced panic attacks; and as most, did not even know what it was, thinking that I was having a heart attack or something like that ... I do not know why this prayer and article along with a You Version Bible Reading plan, surfaced at this time. yet I do trust that God has a reason (I added one of the songs on Weds.) ...


... and today I am adding another song from Labyrinth because it's a well loved Psalm which shows up on Day 9 of "Redeemed ..." plus the Daily Prayer to overcome panic (or other) attacks (with a few personal adjustments)
"...There’s a prayer I pray on the mornings after an intense panic attack, and I want to share this prayer with you today, as an example of how you might trust in God to be your strength and help you overcome. {me too}
Lord, I come to You and I thank You for drawing near to me when I draw near to You. To think that You are mindful of me — it overwhelms my soul. But Lord, today my spirit is heavy and my body is weak. I cannot bear the weight of this anxiety and panic any longer. I recognize I can’t get through this alone, and I pray against the very active enemy who is trying to shake my faith and tear us apart. Help me stand strong in You. Fortify these weary bones and remind me of the truth that this pain and panic will not last forever. It will pass.
Fill me with Your joy, peace and perseverance, Father. Restore my soul and break the chains of anxiety and panic that bind me. I trust You with my panic and I know that You have the power to take it all away. But even if You don’t, I know I don’t have to be a slave to my fear. I can rest in the shadow of Your wings and I will rise and overcome by Your unwavering strength. In Jesus’ Name, Amen."~Lauren Gaskill, iBelieve (Lauren's blog)



Thursday, April 27, 2017

"REDEEMED ... " ~ 5

Redeemed - Bible Study BookWEEK 1 

"When Love Makes a Promise" 

Day 1 - Day 5 
(pages 15-31) in the Bible study book

Session 2 
"Redeemed for a Life with God"
*RED print from Angela's "Redeemed..."

Day 5

Psalms 10-12

(leaving this open in case something from study should be added here)

Read, Meditate, Pray

Other Scriptures: Galatians 4:4b-5; Psalm 69:18

My reading in my HEALING devotional

Malachi 4:2
"Jesus,  I do not thank You enough for the freedom I have in You. You have paid for my sin in full by going to the cross. You have healed me with Your love. Because of this, I will praise You all of my days."

[image credit: mine on YV]




Wednesday, April 26, 2017

"REDEEMED ... " ~ 4

Redeemed - Bible Study BookWEEK 1 

"When Love Makes a Promise" 


Day 1 - Day 5 

(pages 15-31) in the Bible study book

Session 2 
"Redeemed for a Life with God"
*RED print from Angela's "Redeemed..."

Day 4

Psalms 7-9

today and Day 5, tomorrow, in the book "Redeemed..." tells us to Read, Meditate and Pray ...

 Other Scriptures: Isaiah 41:14; 2 Peter 1:4

Respond in Prayer

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My reading in my HEALING devotional

Lamentations 3:21-22

"Though my plans are not always the same as Yours, Lord, I take comfort in knowing that Your plans are best for me. Thank You for intervening in my life and keeping me close to You."

Today's RX:

"You'll go further in life in the strength of the Lord."


Perhaps you thought that I had forgotten about my "Walk On Weds." or leaning into to hear His "Whisper On Weds." however the weather is rainy and temps are quite low here so although I am not taking a "walk" ... I do believe I am hearing Him as He whispers Words of healing as I draw near and closer, being "redeemed" each day a little more through His Love and His Promises. Then I opened to a YV plan that "speaks to my heart" and another Labyrinth (which is similar to "Maze" as in my titlesoftly sends waves over me ... listen (but even better watch) because it takes us through a beautiful "walk" with Matthew 11:28  "Come to Me" so I come and Jesus speaks to my heart.


I can't help but be thankful for how God weaves and connects
with me (us) as we seek Him with all of our being

in the calm

I come

and

He

walks

along with me

for another

Walk On Weds.



Tuesday, April 25, 2017

"REDEEMED ... " ~ 3

Redeemed - Bible Study BookWEEK 1 

"When Love Makes a Promise" 


Day 1 - Day 5 

(pages 15-31) in the Bible study book

Session 2 
"Redeemed for a Life with God"
*RED print from Angela's "Redeemed..."

Day 3

Psalms 5-6

(leaving this open in case something from study should be added here)

...

My reading in my HEALING devotional
"Vital Signs of Faith"
Matthew 9:2-7


"Father, There are seasons when my spiritual well-being goes unchecked, and I don't take the steps needed to get well. Place it on my heart to pray and be in Your Word during these times, so that my faith may continue to grow."

Today's RX:
"Check your spiritual vital signs today.
Is your heart beating for God?
Is the fire of faith burning in your belly?
Has the blood of Jesus washed away the burden of your sin?




Monday, April 24, 2017

"REDEEMED ... " ~ 2

I have not decided for sure how I am going to continue this, since I've already gone through the Psalms in the first 40 days of this year - certainly not because I couldn't stand to go through the Psalms again and there most certainly are the best book of examples and prompts for PRAYERS, praise, laments, songs ... I just feel drawn to use my yearly devotional at this time on HEALING and the readings vary. I searched and thought about choosing another book in the Bible and following through as Angela does with Psalms ... but I just could not decide on which: Romans? Hebrews? Isaiah? Exodus? so I'm going with my devotional.

Redeemed - Bible Study BookWEEK 1 

"When Love Makes a Promise" 


Day 1 - Day 5 

(pages 15-31) in the Bible study book

Session 2 
"Redeemed for a Life with God"
* RED print from Angela's "Redeemed..."


Day 2

Psalms 3-4

(leaving this open in case something from study should be added here)

... 

My reading in my HEALING devotional

Proverbs 12:25
Today's RX: "Trust God and live today by faith, 
moment by moment.
Let God worry about tomorrow."

"God, when I'm anxious and worried, help me to remember the promise You give in Jeremiah 29:11 - that You have plans to prosper me, not to harm me; plans for hope and a bright future. Thank You Lord for faithfully providing for me."

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back to 

"Redeemed ..."

"Take a minute and jot down some of the ways you have felt
in over your spiritual head in the past. 
Understanding the Bible? Theology? ... 

How would you describe knowing God right now?
Is it:

__ He's becoming more clear. I'm learning to trust Him and see where God wants me to go!
__I'm in a God-fog. I truly want a real relationship, but I can't seem to find my way.
__I have no idea what you're talking about.
...

While we're taking a look inside,
what about your soul today?

__ filled with meaning and purpose for my life
__ being healed
__ wounded. hurting. lonely.
__ empty and bored, or empty and distressed"~
Angela Thomas-Pharr (p.21) "Redeemed..."




Friday, April 21, 2017

"REDEEMED..." ~ 1

Perhaps you remember that back in January 2017, I shared this book cover with posts on "40 Days of Prayer" because the pdf was being offered to start the year in prayer and reading the Psalms, which I did and loved, so I immediately went and purchased the book by Angela Thomas-Pharr and could not wait for this study to start ... so I'm back on my "knees again".

Intro with Angela - Get Familiar with group and study

the Study is divided into 6 weeks or 7 Sessions with the one above

Redeemed - Bible Study BookWEEK 1 

"When Love Makes a Promise" 

Day 1 - Day 5 
(pages 15-31) in the Bible study book

Session 2 

"Redeemed for a Life with God"


Reading Day 1 today

"Beginning with Prayer"

Psalms 1-2

{*I hope I'll be back with more - there are so many other scriptures and 
wonderful points, but I wanted to start and commit publicly the following}

"Today, April 21st (20th), I am beginning 40 days of prayer (again). The date of my 40th day will be June 1st I long to be redeemed."

Sincerely committed,
Peggy

I am making a Redeemed decision.

I will be making this Redeemed journey.

I will become the Redeemed, being Redeemed constantly.

Here are some words to help you begin your prayer journey too:

Father, You are ...

Father, forgive me ...

Father, redeem me ...

Father, be near to me ...

Father, be glorified in me ...

RESPOND in PRAYER

{since this is my Friday offline, 
I have no problem spending my time with God
in part on this prayer journey and the Psalms}

If I don't make it back to share more
from Day 1,
you can always go to the LifeWay Women blog
Online Bible Studies
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This is a little bit of where reading these 2 Psalms leads me

re-posting this one, because this will be part of my prayer focus
"We are Made Righteous"
I had to read this because my first question was about the
"way of the righteous"

and
"how we become righteous"
(not sure we do)

since I really need the Lord to watch over me and others
Picking about the Psalms as I read and verse 6 is the key to Psalm 1 for me

Psalm 2 seems to be on the obedience to God

and encourages us to pray for our leaders

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

"REDEEMED... " Starts Today

April 20th through June 1st, 2017
(videos every Thursday at LifeWay)


Redeemed - Bible Study Book
(from the author of this)  AngelaThomas Pharr


"Hey everybody!!
I’m so excited to begin REDEEMED with you this coming Thursday, April 20th. If you don’t already have your member book, I hope you can get your hands on one soon. Check your local LifeWay store, LifeWay online or my website to get your member book.
On Thursday, you’ll receive the link to Video 1. It’s my version of an introductory video to set up the content and style of the study, then we’ll begin the first day of the workbook on Friday.
I’m gonna try my very best to interact with you everyday. I’m not sure I can respond to all your comments or questions, but I’ll do what I can that day! While we’ll be doing this study together, our daughter is expecting our first grandchild, one child will graduate college and three others will finish their spring semester (Read: Will need their mama to help them move home and then help them pack and get to their summer commitments). Just like you, we’ve got a lot going on! And with children, the month of May just seems to cave in on top of you. All the more reason to take a little time with our Redeemer everyday!
Please don’t worry about getting behind, or not staying right with all of us. I’ll try to post my comments with a clear reference to the day of the study I’m referring to.
LifeWay has tried to make this area easy for you to use, so that you can comment to one another, interact and encourage one another, etc. I’ll post my daily comments here and also on all of my social media outlets.
This is my first-time hosting one of my studies online, so I’m excited to walk these next six weeks with you. Please know I’m praying for you. My husband, Scott, is praying for you. My friends who pray for me are praying for you! This is gonna be fun, but more than anything, I’m praying for God’s power as you spend time in His Word and in His presence.
The Redeemer keeps redeeming our lives until we see Him face to face. May we all keep being redeemed.
I love you so.
Angela
{taken from the comments of the sign-up post and also her blog}



I'm not sure how this all will work yet
even though I hold the book in my hands
but the first place 
I believe I need to begin 
(besides reading the Intro and viewing the first video)
is by defining

REDEEMED


  1. 1
    .
    compensate for the faults or bad aspects of (something).

    "a disappointing debate redeemed only by an outstanding speech"

    synonyms:save, compensate for the defects of, vindicate 

  2. 2.
    gain or regain possession of (something) in exchange for payment.

(but Day 1, gets into this in her book)

And in case, you're not able or convinced yet
 that this is a Bible Study you need and have not signed up

Please look at the rest of the title ...
(or even the book description)

GRACE TO LIVE
EVERY DAY
BETTER
THAN
BEFORE


"The moment you accept Jesus as the Lord over your life, you are redeemed
As the redeemed, we experience a lifelong journey 
of being transformed into His image ..."



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[image credit]


looking forward to the practical side of

REDEMPTION

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After the beautiful two page introduction, Angela begins her book with "Preparing for 40 Days"  - "I CAN'T" ... first let me go back a bit into her Intro ... the words that leaped off the page to this soul thirsting for change and a beautiful, grace-filled walk with Jesus - inspite of the disastrous day-by-day struggles, I want to live a life that's being "redeemed" and changed (her words) "to connect your very real, everyday life with the very, real presence and power of God". Angela continues: 

"Here's all I know: When those two things intersect, lives are going to change. Healing will happen. Prayers will be answered. You will know God even more intimately as Your Redeemer."

See the words that are meant for me or stood out!
I know you do!

"HEALING WILL HAPPEN"

yes
and
that's what I pray
for me, for you
then I read
the page
with
I
CAN'T
{in red, nonetheless}
and the words on that page
resonated over and over
and the last words
on that page

"...Too many years have been wasted
spinning in circles, going nowhere."
(p.7)

"How would you fill in this blank?"
(top of p.8)

"I've given up trying____________________"


Romans 7:15, 18b-19

Romans 7: 24

and on and on

each word sinking deeper

striking nerves

thoughts

right down to the marrow of my bones

in my head, in my heart

page 8 - page 9

"Who will deliver me from my pain?"

"my regret, my habits, my choices, my secrets, my sin?"

"Who will deliver us from ourselves?"

of course, most of us, know the answer

but do we really?

all the other questions and words from Angela are just as

POWERFUL

Romans 7:25

followed by

... We have a Redeemer! And we shall be 

Redeemed!

 page 10

is just as powerful, reading Romans 7:15 to the end and Romans 8:1

page 11

GOD CAN

this I believe and really need to see

especially because I already knew

"I Can't"

but

"HE CAN"

or

this is not all

there is still so much more

like page 14

"When MY GREAT NEED accepts GOD'S GREAT LOVE,
REDEMPTION BEGINS

I CAN'T, HE CAN"
Angela Thomas-Pharr
 
(need an image for this one)

WEEK 1: WHEN LOVE MAKES A PROMISE

{yep, this one is a study meant for me}

video link

sample of book

and also

You Version has a 5 day reading plan of

"Redeemed"


{not to be confused with LGG's "Broken and Redeemed", which just finished}


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

No WOW ~ just a reminder


It's Not Too Late to Join the Redeemed Online Bible Study

'US' (above) is LIFEWAY WOMEN

but I've signed up so why don't you?

starts tomorrow


but

in case you did not know


[image credit: CrossCards]


I'd love to be off for a bike ride

instead

of

my normal

Walk On Weds.

listening for

His Whisper


... but for many reasons, I'm not ... no bike (since I've moved home-not a priority and what I had is either gone, rusted or junked; my knees don't work like they used to and the weather is not cooperating right now, kinda dreary and weary) ... occasionally I do use that indoor kind, called an exercise bike, just to keep my knees functioning somewhat better than they do


and

my balance

has been off since last year

which was the reason

I found out inadvertently that I have

hearing loss

so

I'm still adjusting to this.

For this reason

I am leaning in even more

to hear

HIS WHISPERS

much more needed than the loud sounds that invade

my space and place

I choose to fill my head

with

Gods' Words


... my 'ice pick' headaches on my left side of my head have subsided since I went on an audio break and restarted adjusting to my hearing aides and had an MRI ... the headaches are not officially an ice pick headache because of their location but that is the best description for the ones I had, I still have some dizzy stuff when I roll to my left, and due to some problem with my right ear, which is my worst one, of my Eustachian tube not functioning (known as dysfunctional Eustachian tube) - opening and feels like you do on an airplane but it does not pop and stay open, just momentarily, with all the 'tricks' - from gum chewing to nasal spray to holding breath ... this is when more than ever, one relies on the inner person hearing and God's whispers, His Spirit alive in me, is all the more important, as I isolate more and more (of course, which isn't good or recommended) - it is what it is BUT GOD - yes, He is here and hears, I rely on this and His Whispers (wherever they come from) ... 


HAPPY BIKE DAY!

or

HAPPY WEDS! 
WOW

guess I'll try some

Worship On Weds.

with

Kari Jobe's "The Garden"

and



Such a joy to see the birds and buds coming out
{just not the insects, like wood or deer ticks}


This was late today, but then you know that it's just been written and is new

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