One Holy Passion OLS — Week Two

God remembers you. Always.

He promises to never leave you or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5).

And because of that beautiful promise, you can assume thousands of truths about your God. And you can rest in Him. No fear. No worries. The writer of Hebrews made the grand conclusion, “So we say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper. I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me'” (Hebrews 13:6 NIV).

In our second week of study in One Holy Passion, we looked at what happened as a result of God remembering His people and the covenant He had made with Abraham (Exodus 2:24). We saw that He heard the cries of distress from His people, He looked on them, and set in motion His plan of rescue. We learned that God knows (yada) His people. It means He knows by experience and relationship. He is intimately involved with them. As a result He called Moses to lead His people out of Egypt. He revealed His name, Yahweh. And then, He declared His promises to Moses and the people of Israel — that He would rescue them, lead them out of Egypt, and bring them to a land He would give them as their own possession.

Behind all of these actions by God, we discovered something so powerful — that God loves His people and has chosen them to be His special treasure.

Oh dear friend, do you see? God loves you. He is wild about you. And He will go to every length to save you. I love this image today that I am sharing from my Sedona portfolio ( The Only True God @ myPhotoWalk — SmugMug.com). I have titled it “Love For The Helpless.” I saw this feathery bush in Sedona, Arizona, and zoomed in with my Nikon D810 and a special Lensbaby Velvet 56 macro lens to capture the unique individuality of the edges of this unique plant.

You see, God zooms in on you and never takes His eye off of you. He has a plan. He will not forget you.

It’s important to really begin to drink in these truths and live by them. So often, in the midst of harrowing circumstances it is tempting to think wrong, false thoughts about your God. I want to encourage you to “let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think” (Romans 12:2 NLT). Believe what God says in His Word, not what you feel in the heat of circumstances. It’s a discipline, as we learned from Corrie ten Boom in Day 5.

I love what Corrie said —

Do you ask, “Is Jesus able?” I can say, “Yes, and you have the victory through Him.” Don’t believe what your emotions tell you. Believe what God’s Word tells you.
Corrie ten Boom in One Holy Passion

Corrie ten Boom is such a hero of the faith. She is a great example of one who lived with confidence, resting her faith in every single promise from God.

And we can do the same. Let us learn this valuable lesson as we continue on our sacred journey in Exodus. Believe everything we learn about God, drink in every single promise we discover, and rest confidently in the truth of His Word.

Believe it. Receive it. Live it.

So dear friend, what about you? What is God teaching you as you have lived in His Word in Week 2 in our One Holy Passion study? You can write your thoughts in the Comments section of this post.

O my refuge, outside you the waves are high and the winds fierce, but in you I have haven, protection, peace, and blessedness. You are my pavilion, my refuge, my strong tower, the house of my defense, my shield and exceeding great reward. In you I make my refuge. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
My One Holy Passion Prayer For You by F.B. Meyer

And now, let’s continue on in this sacred journey of One Holy Passion.

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

Catherine

Sola Scriptura

In this second week of study, you had the opportunity to look at what happens when God remembers in the book of Exodus—He knows His people, calls His leader, reveals His name, and declares His promise. What day of study meant the most to you this week and why? What was your favorite quote, insight, or verse? How has God revealed Himself to you this week?
Please comment.

Your Assignment

Your assignment this next week is to study Week 3, Days 1-7, That All May Know from One Holy Passion — A Sacred Journey in Exodus to God’s Amazing Love. At the end of Week Three, you may also want to enjoy the companion Week Three message for One Holy Passion (Viewer Guide, pp123-124) — A Passion For The Impossible – Digital M4V Video or A Passion For The Impossible – Digital MP3 Audio. In our third week of study we are going to get a glimpse into the very heart of God and how very much He loves us. We will see how amazing His love for us is and how intricately detailed His plans are for us. I believe this will be a time of great intimacy with your Lord as you live in His Word. So draw near, precious friend. Slow down and see what the Lord has for you. May He richly bless you. I will meet you back here with a new post and discussion question on Saturday, November 4, 2017.

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While we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.
Romans 5:8

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  • Title: Love For The Helpless
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  • Description: A macro image of a feathery plant in Sedona, Arizona, USA.
  • Creator: Catherine Martin
  • Date Created: 07/28/16
  • Camera: Nikon D810, Lensbaby Velvet 56, FL 56mm, ISO 64, f/2.8, 1/320sec.
  • Photoshoot: myPhotoWalk Photo Shoot in Sedona, Arizona, USA.
  • Post-Processing: Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe Photoshop, Nik Software.
  • Copyright ©2017 Catherine Martin — myPhotoWalk™ — Quiet Time Ministries. All Rights Reserved.
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Getting The Most Out Of Your Study

Grab your Bible and One Holy Passion and draw near to the Lord. Give yourself lots of time with the Lord. And make it a special time just for you and your Lord. You may want to set out your quiet time basket and fill it with quiet time materials including colored pencils, micron pens, devotionals, your Bible, One Holy Passion, and your journal or notebook. If you have extra time, you may want to create an art journal and make pages of collage and art with all that you are learning. You may want to take extra time to write in The Quiet Time Journal or The Quiet Time Notebook. If I ever find myself rushing in my quiet time with the Lord, then I always stop, take a deep breath, and remember God’s invitation, “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10). I’m excited to be able to share this journey with you over the next 8 weeks. I want all of us to keep an eye and ear open for what God has to say to us as we live in His Word. And then, let’s be open and willing to share what God teaches us. And let’s pray for one another.

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For you are a holy people to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. The Lord did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any of the peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples, but because the Lord loved you … — Deuteronomy 7:6-8

It is one thing to talk about the greatness of God’s love, but quite another to experience His love firsthand in your own life. Spending quality quiet time in Exodus is the key; God is going to transform you by changing the way you think. Through my own sacred journey in Exodus, I experienced a divine rescue at the Red Sea Place, and I found the way through and the way out. God rescues us so we can know, love, and serve Him. Oh yes, God is greater than anything you are experiencing right now. And He loves you with passion, power, and purpose. One holy passion.

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