For a recap of Broken: Week Three which is titled Resolution, I decided to share the first page of that week’s study. In this week, we resolve to let God take over, focus completely on Him and squash the enemy like some cockroaches that served as roommates for me and Robert when we first got married. That’s another story…use your imagination. Let’s just say the rent was good.
From page one of week three:
As I write this, it is my 52nd birthday. Last night my uncle passed away. He was in a nursing home, so his death was not totally unexpected. God was merciful. He took him suddenly; no warning. Today I spent my birthday first, telling my cousin, his son, that his father had died. He is special needs and for several years now my brother and I have been the power of attorneys. He is more like my brother than a cousin. After telling him, my mom and I had to finalize the details of his prearranged funeral. So, happy birthday to me. I have decided that I will celebrate another day.
We cannot predict what will happen one day to the next, but we can predict what we will do. As I laid down last night after being called to the nursing home and finally leaving as the mortician came to get my uncle, I laid in my bed and pictured myself going to God’s house and needing a rest. I pictured God hugging me and welcoming me in, leading me to my large comfortable bed where I would sleep, protected by two angels at my door. They guarded me, not allowing anyone in. I could almost hear God say, “Don’t bother her. She is resting now.”
God gave me Psalm 91.
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
3 Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14 “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”
Now let’s resolve to fix our eyes on the King, the One and Only Jesus.
One of my precious friend’s testimony goes right along with Broken: Week Three. So glad Englewood Baptist Church shared hers and several others with the church family.
Here’s the worksheet we used for week 3:
Broken: Week Three
The Resolution to Dwell
Let’s consider Psalm 91.
What does dwell mean?
Listen for what God’s word says about dwelling in these verses:
The Resolution to be Transformed
Now look at Ephesians 3:14-21. What must we first do in order to dwell in the presence of God?
What does establish mean?
What is available to us (verse 18)?
What can this power do(verse 19)?
The Resolution to Fix My Eyes on Jesus
Read Romans 12:1-2.
In view of God’s _________________, I will live
Read Philippians 2:5-8
Imagine leaving heaven and coming to earth.
Read 1 Corinthians 6:20.
Look at 2 Corinthians 4:16-18.
I must not conform to the pattern of this world, but conform to Jesus’ pattern.
Draw a stick person. Now label each region of the body making it a model of a worldly person, such as hands might be labeled work to make lots of $$$
In Romans 12:2, how will I be able to test God’s will?
Renewing is not a natural word. It means to restart, resume—God has a different definition. His definition is to start brand new, fresh, never been used.
The Resolution to Never Give Up
Not my will but yours.
Read Ephesians 6:10-18.
The Resolution to be Ready
Our side wins.
I John 4:4
Let me know if I can ever help you with a women’s study or event. I don’t charge fees–I only present the option of giving to my mission trips.
Praying for you,