Bible Study: Slaying Giants – Week 5
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Bible Study: Slaying Giants – Week 5
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I have reading assignments for your each week. You can find them directly under the chapter title of each lesson in the study guide. This week’s reading assignment is: Judges 6 & 7
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Embracing God’s Power
This week’s Reading: Judge 6 & 7
The following is an excerpt from Chapter 5 of Slaying Giants
Looking at Judges Chapter 6 this week, I can’t help but smile as I look at the title God uses to address Gideon.
“The Lord is with you, mighty warrior,” He says.
This man was hiding out from the enemy, and God saw him as a mighty warrior. Quite different from the world’s view of mighty, but then again God does not look at us through that lens.
Just as He saw the potential in Gideon, God sees the potential in both you and me. He knows we are capable of more than we could ever imagine.
“My clan is the weakest,” Gideon said, “and I am the least in my family.”
Here is the thing we so often miss. Our accomplishments are not based on who we think we are, they’re based on the power of God working in us and through us. When we truly believe in His power and might, we find the courage to stand when we’re not so courageous.
Maybe we’re not threshing wheat in a winepress like Gideon, but we’ve all had those days when we’re hiding out from the world. Perhaps you can’t find the courage to stand up for injustice. Maybe you’re struggling to defend your faith and share it with others. Perhaps you’ve been putting off the one dreadful thing that you know you should do… In any case, today’s a good day to put aside fear, step out in faith, and trust God.
“Maybe it will turn out well, and maybe it won’t.” That’s what my sister used to say. She also said, “In any case, you can be sure that God’s in control.”
The Bible says,
Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let your hands not be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well. (Ecclesiastes 11:6)
In other words, do your part, and keep doing your part. Don’t let your fear stand in the way of what needs to be done. Whether you fail or succeed is up to the Lord. The question is, have you walked in obedience to God’s will? Have you done the right thing?
This Week’s Challenge:
This week, I encourage you to take your eyes off of your own shortcomings and failures as you focus on the power of God. I challenge you to step out of your comfort zone and take action in an area where you feel called by God, even if it requires facing your fears. Trust that He’s working in you and through you.
As you go through the questions at the end of each chapter, you’ll find that some of them relate to you personally. There’s no right or wrong answer with these questions as they are designed for soul searching.
I will be back on Friday to give you my thoughts on this chapter and some of the questions from the study guide. Again, if you are looking for the printable chapter, you can find it at the bottom of the email you receive from Time-Warp Wife. If you have any trouble subscribing, feel free to email me at darlene @darleneschacht.net (no spaces in that email address)
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When you purchase a copy of this Bible study you’re helping to support this ministry as we share the gospel with over 500,000 women around the world.
Remainder of our Schedule:
This series is designed to guide you through a 10-week Bible study on Courage.
As we dig into scripture we’ll focus on the following topics each week:
Week 5 (Tuesday January 31, 2023)
Chapter 5: The Importance of Cracked Vessels
Weekly Recap at TimeWarpWife.com (February 3, 2023)
Week 6 (Tuesday February 7, 2023)
Chapter 6: The Fire of Trials and Affliction
Weekly Recap at TimeWarpWife.com (February 10, 2023)
Week 7 (Tuesday February 14, 2023)
Chapter 7: A Look at Rahab and Her Courage
Weekly Recap at TimeWarpWife.com (February 17, 2023)
Week 8 (Tuesday February 21, 2023)
Chapter 8: The Power of Prayer
Weekly Recap at TimeWarpWife.com (February 24, 2023)
Week 9 (Tuesday February 28, 2023)
Chapter 9: Preparing for Battle
Weekly Recap at TimeWarpWife.com (March 3, 2023)
Week 10 (Tuesday March 7, 2023)
Chapter 10: Getting Past the Excuses that Stand in Our Way
Weekly Recap at TimeWarpWife.com (March 10, 2023)
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DARLENE SCHACHT is an award-winning and NYT best-selling author. She is the founder of Time-Warp Wife Ministries, an online publication that encourages women to live Christ-centered lives.
Her passion for scripture and hunger for truth is the driving force behind a unique ministry that offers Bible studies and daily marriage prayers. Darlene is joined by her husband Michael on the daily podcast “5-Minute Marriage.”
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