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What’s In Your Spiritual Tool belt?

October 2, 2017
Wait and See

Hey, it’s me, Trish “Kabob” — Haha! (In case you missed that joke, you can catch it here in our Week 3 OBS video. So much fun!)

I just want to say how thankful I am to be doing this #WaitAndSee study with you! Over these last few weeks, we’ve visited our hard places of “wait.” But more importantly, we’ve seen how God is there too.

In this week’s OBS video, Wendy Pope shared with us the 3 weapons we can use during our “training time” as we wait on God:

  • His Truth
  • Prayer
  • Praise

In Chapter 5, we also learn how these 3 powerful weapons can help us effectively overcome our enemies:

  • I Told You So
  • Quit
  • Defeat

These 3 enemies, when left unconquered in our wait, can really bring a girl down. Amen? But the weapons of God’s Truth, Prayer and Praise help us to realign our waiting time with God’s perspective. And like Wendy shares:

“Our waiting is effective when done through God’s perspective.” 

Then check out what Wendy goes on to say:

“In order to gain His viewpoint, though, we must use the tools He’s given us.”

Did you see that? We have to do our part in this process too. It’s not enough to just “have the tools.” We need to, say it with me, "USE the TOOLS."

When I think of tools, I picture a carpenter. A carpenter carries the tools most essential for the job in a tool belt wrapped around the waist. These tools can then easily be plucked from the tool belt and used within seconds of being needed.

We too, just like the carpenter, can easily pluck our weapons of God’s Truth, prayer and praise from our spiritual tool belts, as we work with God to construct each day during our wait.

Will you join me in strapping on our spiritual tool belts to begin utilizing these weapons?

-Trish

Reflect and Respond:

Observe — Which of the 3 enemies do you struggle most with in your wait: I Told You So, Quit or Defeat? And which weapon can you benefit from using more to help you conquer that enemy: God’s Truth, Prayer or Praise?
Bible — Read 2 Corinthians 10:5-6 (The Message) How does this powerful verse help you in your wait?
Stretch — It’s time to build onto Wendy’s “Don’t Rush the Wait, Survival Statement!” Watch her video below OR Click here to listen to the audio. We hope this week’s teachings helped you see things from God’s perspective!

Note: All of our YouTube OBS videos are closed captioned for the deaf/hard-of-hearing.

Instructions Here

If you can’t view the video above, click here to watch on YouTube.

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