June, 2018 Communicator

“Indeed, the sovereign Lord never does anything until he reveals
his plans to his servants the prophets.”
Amos 3:7

Over the past few week I have been studying the “Experiencing God” Study by Claude King. There are about 45 persons in our congregation participating in the 13 week study. It was just a few short weeks ago, that Ridgewood took part in the “Experiencing God Weekend”. Many blessings are pouring out of that experience!

The “Experiencing God” study reveals seven realities of how we can respond to God’s initiative in our lives:
1. God is always at work around you
2. God pursues a continuing love relationship with you that is real and personal
3. God invites you to become involved with Him in His work
4. God speaks by the Holy Spirit through the Bible, prayer, circumstances, and the church to reveal Himself, His purposes, and His ways
5. God’s invitation for you to work with Him always leads you to a crisis of belief that requires faith and action
6. You must make major adjustments in your life to join God in what He is doing
7. You come to know God by experience as you obey Him, and He accomplishes His work through you

One of the Bible study readings I recently read from Amos 3:7 says that whenever God prepares to do something, He reveals to a person or His people what He is going to do. This scripture is a good reminder to me that God has a plan for our lives and reveals to us the purpose behind the plan. We are not left in the dark when it comes to the Lord’s purposes.

In what areas of your life are you eager to partner with God? All of the seven realities can be a guide to knowing and doing the will of God.

If you are not a part of an Experiencing God study at this time, know that you can participate in one during the fall.

As summer continues to unfold and as God speaks to us through the wisdom of scripture, remember that God’s revelation of God’s purposes is perfect. God picks the perfect time and circumstances to reveal himself to us and to have a love relationship with us.

May God’s richness fill your life and may your summer be bright!

 

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