Faith, lessons from my Good Morning Girls summer reading plan

Today is our Bible study observation and me sharing what I gleaned from my passage.  Remember I'm doing the lessons from Good Morning Girls summer reading plans for moms.  We're using the S.O.A.P method which is:

The S.O.A.P. Method stands for:
1. S- Write out the scripture passage for the day. (I have a shiny new notebook where I will be writing out the verse/s of the day.)
2. O- Write down 1 or 2 observations from the passage. (After I write out the verse, I will write what I learned from the verse.)
3. A- Write down 1-2 applications from the passage. (Then I will write out how this verse applies to me if it is applicable.)
4. P- Pray over what you learned from today’s passage. (Then I will pray this verse over myself and my family.)
As you go through this study, if you come across a verse or passage that you don’t understand, I recommend Crosswalk’s Bible Study Tools found here: http://www.biblestudytools.com/ On this page in the lower right hand corner, you can find links to Bible dictionaries, commentaries (I like Matthew Henry’s and John McArthur’s), concordances, and other Bible translations, etc.
I need accountability. If you need it too just print out the summer reading plan here.
Our Scripture reading was from Hebrews 11: 1-6.  That Scripture reads as follows:



"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen, for by it the men of old gained approval .

By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.  By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained the testimony that he was righteous,

God testifying about his gifts, and through faith, though he is dead still speaks.
By faith Enoch was taken up so that he would not see death; AND HE WAS NOT FOUND BECAUSE GOD TOOK HIM UP; for he obtained the witness that before his being taken up he was pleasing to God.  And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek him."

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My two observations:
  1. When we display faith in what God's word says we gain God's approval.
  2. Our display of faith is long lasting, sometimes lasting years after our death.
My two applications:

  1. God wants me to act more on my faith regardless of what I see.  He wants my actions to say I believe Him therefore I do what He has told me in my heart to do, even though I don't understand or see how it will all fit together.
  2. My desire is to leave a Godly heritage to my children.  By me acting out faith in my life, my children will learn this, thus pass it down to their children making my action of faith generational ... something that my offspring and their children will learn to display long after I am gone.
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"Two words describe faith: assurance and conviction.  These two qualities need a secure beginning and ending point.  The beginning point of faith is believing God's character—He is who He says.  The end point is believing in God's promise—He will do what He says.

When we believe that God will fulfill His promises even though we don't see those promises materializing yet, we demonstrate true faith by acting on our belief of what He says {see John 20: 24-31}."

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Dear Lord, it seems to me that you wanted me to remind me of faith today.  You've showed me some specific areas in my life where I can display more of it and you've showed me how to leave a legacy of it.

In my times of doubt in trusting and having faith in what you say and tell me to do, please bring this passage and insight back to me.

Thank you for Courtney and the ministry of Women Living Well.

In Jesus' name I pray.  Amen

Isn't that a beautiful site of the Bible study girls above.  Courtney, the one who began the blog and the studies is the one in front with the long blond hair.

I'm so excited about this summer reading and Good Morning Girls!  I'm in wonderment wondering what God is up to.  Anyway, I just wanted to share my Bible reading with you all this morning and show you the lovely faces of Courtney and some of the other women.

To view all of the pictures taken at the last Bible Study visit Good Morning Girls.

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