It’s a long journey, this becoming all we were meant to be. It takes effort, an every single day kind of effort. It’s so easy to give in to that little voice inside that tells us we aren’t enough. But God’s word tells us differently – exceedingly, abundantly differently.
Finding that more abundant place can be a little hard though, can’t it? It literally has taken me decades to get to a place where I realize that I am enough, after all, because it’s not about me or anything I can do. Instead, it’s all about God and who He is. Getting that particular piece of knowledge from my head where I knew the facts to my heart where it was so desperately needed took a new way of thinking and a big redefining in my life.It’s not about me or what I can do. It’s all about God and who He is. Click To Tweet
Today, I want to invite you to walk with me through a book called I Am, A 60 Day Journey to Knowing Who You Are Because of Who He Is. I Am is a book that will be a powerful continuation of the topic we have been discussing the past few weeks, our true identity. Author, Michelle Cushatt, uses her own riveting personal stories along with insightful Biblical teaching as she takes us on a 60 day journey through the Bible with truth-bearing assurances and challenging questions that will lead to a deeper understanding knowing who we are because of who He is.
This book will help us:
end negative self talk
believe what God says about us
stop agonizing over regrets and failures
make peace with God’s plan for our life
leave insecurity behind
find our identity based on God’s unchanging affection
Can I get an amen to all that?
Michelle’s book points straight back to God and that makes what she says words that you can depend on for direction and insight. Inside you’ll be led to a a rock solid foundation to stand on, a place where you will find yourself learning more and moving deeper into all that it means to be truly you.
This study will take 60 days, but it is very doable. The daily readings are engaging and truth-telling. Inside each one you will feel understood and find insights and encouragement. I’ve found that in about 10-20 minutes a day I can read the daily devotional, consider the thought provoking questions, and jot down a few notes as I read and study the verses for the day. Friends, what I have read so far shows me this is an amazing book to study.
I really want to go deeper into reading and studying this book, but I’m holding off because I don’t want to study it by myself. Will you join me? I’m creating a private group on Facebook so we can share our thoughts and encourage each other. We’ll start April 3rd. This will give you enough time to order the book and me enough time to get the word out so others can join in. You can sign up by filling out the form at the end of this post.
I encourage you to find out more about Michelle’s book by going to iambook.net. Take a look around and be sure you don’t miss the video at the top of this page. It only takes a few minutes to watch and I believe it will really speak to you!
Remember, if you would like to know more about joining me in studying Michelle Cushatt’s book, I Am, subscribe to the Journeys Book Study Group and I’ll send you more information! You can find the form after this post.
I really can’t wait to begin reading this book in more depth. I’m so hopeful that you will join me!
These are a few of the verses you will find inside Michelle’s book, I Am. I invite you to study these in more depth. Clicking on the verse will take you to it’s page at Bible Gateway where you will find free references and other helps for your studies.
Our true identity is such a hard thing to grasp. There are many voices vying for our attention and telling us deceiving things. It’s easy to get caught up in what we think about ourselves or what the world around us tells us about beauty. What kinds of things do you struggle with that keep you from feeling truly beautiful and loved by Him? I’ll start and I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
Dear Heavenly Father, True identity is something that is so hard for us to understand. We find ourselves defined by our relationships, our abilities, and all the many things around us. All the while You are with us, quietly waiting for us to look to You and begin to focus on Your truths. We ask You to help us take our eyes off ourselves. Renew our minds and fill us with truth. For it is only in You that we have a true identity and that identity brings a confidence we never thought we could find. We ask You to forgive us for having the wrong focus and we ask You to clear our vision so that we would begin to see Your truths more clearly. In Jesus name, Amen
For the next few weeks we are going to talk about a confusing question, “What does “perfect” really mean according to the Bible?” We’ll have some discussion and take a look at a few Bible verses, in particular, Matthew 5:48. Go ahead and take a look at it and see what you think. Have you ever questioned that verse? I sure have! I’d love it if you’d come back next week as we begin discussing this topic!
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