Walking With The God Who Cares OLS — Introduction Week

Several years ago I had the wonderful opportunity to speak at a revival conference in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The drive up into the mountains was so beautiful and inspiring. I just had to stop all along the way and capture some images of God’s beautiful creation. The leaves were just beginning to turn to an array of fall colors. And as I wandered out into the country side, I saw this winding road leading into the forest.

There is just something about roads that immediately brings the idea of a journey to my mind. And we are embarking on a very powerful journey that has the potential to transform the way we live out our days. It is the 30-day journey of hope found in Walking With the God Who Cares — Finding Hope When You Need It Most.

I remember very clearly the season when I first wrote this book. I had just spent a year caring for my mother who had broken her neck, gone through a strenuous rehabilitation process, and recovered from that traumatic accident. For me, it had been quite a harrowing ordeal and, at the end of the year, I was exhausted and broken. It was then that the Lord taught me one of the greatest things I have learned from Him — what hope is and how to experience it for myself. Out of that powerful lesson from the Lord, I wrote Walking With The God Who Cares.

Today we begin five weeks — 30 days — of studying together in a Ministry For Women — Google+ Community Online Study of Walking With The God Who Cares — Finding Hope When You Need It Most.

I am very excited to go on this journey with you. I need to focus on these powerful truths for my own life. And honestly, I just can’t wait. It is a powerful journey and we are all going to learn so much. It is the journey to hope. That’s why I love this photo in particular because we are indeed going to travel the road to hope together.

My prayer and my goal for all of us is found in Romans 15:13 —

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:13

Get ready, dear friend, for your life to be filled with hope as you discover the powerful and magnificent promises of God.

About Our Study

Your Assignment

Your assignment this next week is to spend your first day of study reading the Introduction from Walking With The God Who Cares — Finding Hope When You Need It Most, write your Letter to the Lord, then watch the companion Introduction Week message for Walking With The God Who Cares (Viewer Guide, pp17-18) — Becoming A Hero Of Hope – Digital M4V Video or Becoming A Hero Of Hope – Digital MP3 Audio. Then, spend the rest of this first week studying Week 1, Days 1-6, Hope When There Is No Hope. At the end of Week One, you may also want to enjoy the companion Week One message for Walking With The God Who Cares (Viewer Guide, pp61-62) — There Is Always Hope – Digital M4V Video or There Is Always Hope – Digital MP3 Audio. In our first week of study we are going to look at what it means to have hope — real hope — even in the most difficult times. We will learn what hope really is and begin to know the reality of the God of hope who loves us. I will meet you back here with a new post and discussion question on Saturday, October 15, 2016.

As we begin, I invite you to introduce yourself and share what you are looking forward to in this study. You can write your thoughts in the Comments section of this post.

And now, let’s begin the journey of Walking With The God Who Cares.

♥ God bless you as you continue this great adventure of knowing Him!

Catherine

Sola Scriptura

As we begin our study, share your own thoughts on one or more of these questions. How has the Lord worked in your life in the past year? How do you need hope in your life right now? And finally, why are you looking forward to this study and the opportunity learn all about hope?
Please comment.

Join Anytime → Starts Saturday, October 8, 2016 → November 12, 2016
Catherine Martin’s Online Bible Study — Walking With The God Who Cares
Ministry For Women — Google+ Community

myPhotoWalk Devotional

Run in such a way that you may win.
1 Corinthians 9:24

myPhotoWalk Technical

  • Title: Staying The Course
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  • Description: A country road out among the trees along Lake Of The Woods Highway, Medford, Oregon, USA.
  • Creator: Catherine Martin
  • Date Created: 10/11/13
  • Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 18-105mm, FL 48mm, ISO 100, f/16, AEB.
  • Photoshoot: myPhotoWalk Photoshoot along Lake Of The Woods Highway, Medford, Oregon, USA.
  • Post-Processing: Photomatix Pro, Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe Photoshop, Topaz Software.
  • Copyright ©2017 Catherine Martin — myPhotoWalk™ — Quiet Time Ministries. All Rights Reserved.

Catherine Martin has written an excellent book about God walking with you no matter what the circumstances. I particularly liked the use of acronyms throughout the pages. Hope is holding on with patient expectation. Catherine Martin has a very easy to read and understand writing style. She does an excellent job in utilizing scripture verses and references to other people’s work to bring her points across.
Lori Plach, ReaderViews, Amazon.com Book Review
[Catherine Martin] brings to her writing the extra energy she has in her life. … She isn’t speaking from theological theory only but also from experiences she has lived. … In a marvelous way, she walks you through 30 days of hope-building studies. You might feel as if you have little hope, but as Catherine guides you through Scripture, you will experience great assurance and the hope that is only found in Jesus.
From the Foreword by Emilie Barnes, Author & Speaker

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