Catalyst Week 5

Pivotal Circumstances

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5 Things that God uses to Grow our confidence in Him:

  1. Life changing truth: Your confidence in God grows with our dependence on God. 

  2. Spiritual Disciplines: Give God your first few minutes & first few dollars.

  3. Personal Ministry: Personal ministry is the pathway to your purpose.

  4. Significant relationships: God grows us through relationships. Iron sharpens iron.

  5. Pivotal Circumstances: Big moments in your life, whether good or bad, that impact your trust in God

Jesus in Spain 

This God I heard about came to me, searched me out, spoke to me 

Nehemiah 1.2-11 

- God where are you? 

- Are you listening to our cries for help?

- When are you going to move in to save?

- Did you forget about us? 

- Do you remember? 

God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.

- C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain 

You can move towards God, move away from God, or move with God 

  1. What does it look like to move away from God?

  2. What does it look like to move towards God?

  3. What does it look like to move with God?

Isaiah 43 - God is real, good and alive in the midst of injustice 

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. 

Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV

If you find yourself in the middle of a pivotal circumstance add this to your prayers:

God, help me see you in this

Laura Furman