We are so excited for you! Today you get to join us for our initial session in our online Bible study featuring noted Bible teacher and best-selling author Lysa TerKeurst. We have been looking forward to offering this study to you, as we are confident you will be deeply impacted, encouraged and blessed as we go through Lysa's best-selling book Uninvited these next six weeks.
Are there really any of us who have not at some point in life's journey felt it... the sting of rejection... of being (as Lysa says) less than, left out or lonely? As we begin this study this week, we pray you begin to gain a sense of God's unfailing and unending love and acceptance of you; and that this truth begins to strengthen and encourage you in all your relationships.
Beginning with this week's segment and continuing over the five sessions to follow, you will gain fresh insights and inspiration to help you live in the light of God’s love, and escape the shadows of darkness and fear that rejection seeks to cast over our souls. We are praying for you as you begin...
Your first week's video, Living Loved is waiting for your viewing now!
In our first session you will discover the potential in the last two words of the above statement as you see why it is you should "live loved". It is a powerfully encouraging thought, but one that can be hard to live out as daily life comes at you. It often seems each day brings its measure of fear, anxiety and even rejection that must be dealt with. Indeed, one of the challenges of life is, it is so "daily".
If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by circumstances or people you can’t control, let this verse from God's Word wash over you today:The Lord your God is with you,
Perhaps, like Lysa, you find yourself experiencing a measure of guilt as you recognize that you are not being thankful for all the blessings God has bestowed on you. This is not the place God wants you to dwell. He wants you to rejoice in Him, and one of the things you can rejoice in, is his unfailing love for you, even when (perhaps especially when!) you don't feel love from others around you.
Be sure to note Lysa's application of how it is the daily practice and returning to their instructor for more development, that allows ballerinas to achieve a level of performance on the stage that we applaud. The point that it is the instructor's approval that motivates the dancer and pushes them to continue, is a valuable insight for us to apply in our relationship with the Lord, and seeking approval for our lives.
One of the points Lysa stresses in this week's video session is, how important it is to not just "go through the spiritual motions", but instead to earnestly and sincerely seek the Lord. Our souls have a desperate need to hear from Him each and every day, and the truth of his love valuation of us is, he literally waits for us to come to Him regularly.
We see this in Mark 1, when Jesus calls Simon Peter and his brother Andrew. Jesus invites them with the word, the verb... that is the most used verb in all of the recorded words of Jesus in the Gospels... the verb "come". His invitation is always there, his door is always open... he longs for you, and desires to spend time with you, so that he might remind you of his love for you. He wants our hearts, even more than he wants our service; because he loves us for who we are, not for what we do. It is a great statement that the One who knows us best, loves us most. Let this truth wash over your heart and soul today, and every day... and live loved!
Lastly for this week, we encourage you spend time in prayer, asking God to remind you afresh of his unfailing love for you, not driven by circumstances or performance, but by his value of you as one of his children.
We heartily recommend both Lysa's best-selling Uninvited book, the ancillary Study Guide, and the DVD (with all six video teaching segments included), but all are optional and not required for our study. If you do decide to purchase these excellent tools to add to your study though, we ask that you allow us to serve you with them in support of this study offering (as well as future ones). We've made arrangements to offer both the Uninvited book and Study Guide for just $5 (regularly $16.99 and $12.99 respectively). We're also offering the 6-Session DVD for only $14.97 (regularly $29.99)! You can get any of these resources at savings of 50-70% off in our store or on our website... at any time during this study (Sale offer ends May 31, 2018).Shop These Resources Now
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