We have come to the final chapter of Micca Campbell’s book,
It was a great tool to learn how to live a life of faith instead of fear.
I know it will be a reference I will pull out often to refresh my memory of how to have fearless living.
And for me, the timing of this book was so God. He knew what I’d be facing in my life with our daughter Alyssa and just put something in my lap that would help me through it. Do I have it down and am living out a fearless life? Not yet, but I’m working on it. And I’m excited that I have a book written by a woman that had to face unimaginable pain to get where God has her today. When her first husband Porter died in the accident, Micca chose to eventually fall on her knees before her King instead of letting Him see her back while He waited for her.
She chose to learn how to walk this path of faith versus fear and God rewarded her obedience by giving her
An Untroubled Heart.
So we head into the final chapter of her book and Bible study and it’s not a book I close with ease because I like reading her words. I think she has given us plenty to soak in though. If you haven’t read this book and you have fears to overcome, this would be great for you to read.
Before we get to Micca’s book though, I want to tell you about the summer study I’ll be hosting here on YES to GOD Tuesday’s. I wasn’t going to do one until August, but feel that I’m supposed to after last night.
This will be a very lighthearted summer read so check it out before you say you’re too busy. There will be no linking to your blog with Mr. Linky, discussions will be light and I believe growth with God will be evident during this short read.
Liz Curtis Higgs is well known for her book series of Bad Girls of the Bible.
Those books are a little deeper than I want to do for a summer study,
so I’ve chosen this small book to do…
Embrace GRACE: Welcome TO THE FORGIVEN LIFE.
“Liz tells the story of grace, forgiveness, and restoration that every one of us—-
Do we see ourselves as we really are–equipped and able to face life with wisdom, love, and courage? Our God is the supplier of these qualities.
In this section Micca shared the story of King Solomon and how he asked God for wisdom. Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever specifically asked God for wisdom. What would my life looked like if I emulated not only Jesus, but people that are in the Bible such as Solomon and I asked God to give me His wisdom. Gives me goose bumps just thinking about the endless possibilities that come with really living in God’s will. Something I don’t know if I have ever done 100%.
God cares about every detail of our lives.
The Lord wants to guide us in every decision we make.
The way God guides us into all wisdom is through His Word.
Our true life is revealed through the pages of the Bible.
I love books. Love them.
I don’t know who is more of a book addict, me or Kelley.
Seems like every time I call her she is at the Christian bookstore. She even buys me books.
Just today she told me of 4 bargains she has waiting for me in Kansas.
One thing I’ve learned in blog land and I thought I was alone, is that women read 2-4 books at a time. Just ask a woman what is in her tote bag or no her nightstand and she’ll rattle off a few titles. The thing is though, is that I can fill every shelf I have with books about God, but unless I let God lead me and guide me in His Word its all just a bunch of occupied space. I love that Micca said our true life is revealed through the pages of the Bible. She didn’t even say her own book, she said the Bible. So by reading and memorizing His Word we will find wisdom laced in the pages.
To become brave Micca tells us we must:
~meditate on the knowledge of God.
But she is quick to point out that wisdom is only a part of the equation.
To build faith that is stronger than fear, we must have a “heart”.
What does it mean to have a heart?
Jesus tells us we have to love our neighbor.
That takes courage, because Christ’s definition of a neighbor goes beyond those who lives next door.
A neighbor is anyone we meet who has a need.
According to Jesus, everyone we meet is our neighbor.
And we’re supposed to love them? Really?
Obviously no one warned Jesus about Stranger Danger.
Here are a few excuses to not loving our neighbor.
Don’t want to get involved
Don’t want to be bothered
I was seeing eye to eye with Micca on this one and then she said this
…fear, lack of heart, and feelings of inadequacy only rob our witness and our service.
So loving a stranger who has needs takes courage. It’s not that Jesus expects us to pick up a hitchhiker on the highway rather, He’s talking about the everyday people that we meet.
The Divine set-ups.
Micca says this about courage:
not absent of fear
is being brave in spite of fear or hard circumstances
being brave enough to move through our fears
This was a very eye opening part of the chapter for me.
When you feel fearful, what’s at the source?
Honestly, me, myself and I.
Are you focused on yourself?
Who me? Never! Excuse me, you’re blocking the mirror.
In all honesty, I have a hard time doing this part of it at times. A lot of the time. Like everyday.
Where has God placed you right now?
To trust Him with my teenage daughter and her babies.
I love how Micca ended this chapter.
God is big enough for us to place our faith in Him.
God is big enough!
If you and I dare to believe that He is, then there is nothing we can’t do.
I have enjoyed every page of this study and also the Bible study at the end of each chapter. I have grown in leaps and bounds in these last 13 weeks and yet I want more of Jesus Christ.