Welcome back to womens online bible study as we discuss Knowing God By Name by Mary Kassian. We’ve just finished reading week three in our books as we learned about God’s power. We saw through scripture how His name means mighty power, LORD creator, the God who works wonders, LORD healer and God almighty. It was another amazing week of bible study!
Sometimes we’re too distracted to pay attention to His presence. The image of Niagara Falls used by Mary Kassian is a good visual. As I reflected on this I though of the amazing thunderstorms, a rainbow bursting through a cloudy sky or lightening as it spatters a dark night. I realize in each situation I need to LOOK UP to see His visible power. When my head is down or I’m looking across the table at a friend for advice…I’m not tapping into the ultimate source of power. Nothing compares to the power of God!
This week I realized that God’s creation is both visible and invisible all at once. It’s visible beauty and majesty to those who believe in Him. It’s invisible to those who have closed their eyes to God’s Word. My response is one of respect and love for the Father who orchestrates from above.
Mary Kassian writes “This week we have been studying God’s names of power. These names indicate there is no shortage of power with God.” Here’s an important verse every Christian should know: Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 NIV
Jesus had confidence when he was nailed to the cross, a perfect and sinless man. Jesus hoped for God’s will to be complete in Him. If you are struggling spiritually and have holes that need mending…seek Jesus in scripture. Reach for the Word of God and spend time the the almighty One. Discover the power source of a Christian life and let His light shine through you.
If you are suffering in a manner that pleases God, keep on doing what is right, and trust your lives to the God who created you, for he will never fail you. 1 Peter 4:19 NLT
God is good, always.
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Homework For The Week
- Read Week Four in your book
- Optional: Join us on Monday’s at 6:00 PST/ 9:00 EST in a Facebook “live” chat hosted by Lakecia and fellowship with the other women participating in this study. This chat is optional because of the different time zones and not everyone uses Facebook. To join the group –click here.
- Check in with your Small Group Leader.
Online Group Discussion- answer one or as many questions as you like by posting a comment below
- In what area of your life is God asking you to let go of control and depend on His power instead?
- What object of nature communicates the wonder of God’s creation to you?
- What “power source” are you tapping into instead of God? (food, people, work, etc )
- Share your thoughts about this week’s lesson.