I am constantly reminded through God’s Word and messages of how He desires to mold us into His image. This molding takes a lifetime of grace and truth. A dear friend of mine suggested a book called “The Cure”. I watched a video attached to the study and it said something like this–
We can be taught a message and decide to believe it or not. We can receive a message and experience life in the truth of what we’ve learned. (that was my take away)
The older generation grew up hearing messages. The younger generation of today wants to receive and experience.
I got to thinking–what messages have I heard that are lies about who God is? I want to receive His truth and experience His grace and freedom.
In preparation for Bible Study on February 23 with Woman of Worth Mentoring Ministries, our family read the two chapters together–“Lies about God” and “Lies about Satan” in the book Lies Young Women Believe and the Truth that Sets them Free. My 9-year-old took the time to write out the lies and put the Truth next to it. I’m constantly drawn to the fact that God should not fix my problems (one of the lies about God)!
“What sorrow awaits those who argue with their Creator.
Does a clay pot argue with its maker?
Does the clay dispute with the one who shapes it, saying,
‘Stop, you’re doing it wrong!’
Does the pot exclaim,
‘How clumsy can you be?’
At times we are called to humble ourselves under the authority of a situation in which God is molding us to be more like Him. Humility actually means to come under, or posture yourself under something so that you can learn and grow. What is God showing you? Joyce Meyer, after working with a harsh co-worker, realized that God was showing her how SHE acted when exhibiting these behaviors to loved ones–her husband. It was a wake up call. She grew. She prayed often for God to change others until He finally shared that SHE was the one who needed changing. Ouch! She said she cried for three days! It was hard work.
The lies we convince ourselves of are dangerous. Believe in the Truth of God’s Word and be set FREE!