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#flmobs Video Session 1

Posted on June 3, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Here we go!!!! Our first session together! I hope you have your books and have downloaded and watched the first video of Lysa's from lifeway.com. Our first session will be some insights into her teaching.  Please come back here and comment on any of the discussion questions that you feel lead to comment on. Let's connect with one another. 

Here is the video link  https://youtu.be/NX6Z8X-BZcM" target="_blank">http://https://youtu.be/NX6Z8X-BZcM

Your homework this week is Chapter 1, Days 1 & 2. Take your time and really absorb God's Word. 

I look forward to our online chat here this week!!!

If you have any questions that you'd like me to address online or on video send them to me at [email protected]

It's not too late to invite more friends to join us. Have them send me an email to join. 

Luvurfaces! Have a great week!

Dana



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Reply ★ Owner
6:36 PM on June 3, 2017 
Page 11, #1. God desires to be all you need and all you want. Describe the difference between the two from your own perspective.
On a scale of 1-10, where would you rate your "want" or desire for intimacy with Jesus?
Reply ★ Owner
6:38 PM on June 3, 2017 
Pge 11, #2. Can you relate to the "sweet sorrow" discussed in the video? Share any part of your story that you feel comfortable sharing that may be helpful to others.
Can you find a promise of God to apply to that situation?
Reply ★ Owner
6:39 PM on June 3, 2017 
page 11, #3. How does the statement that life isn't meant to fully satisfy us, only Jesus can, speak to you today? Have you identified some things that you have turned to to find satisfaction? I know I can!
Reply ★ Owner
6:40 PM on June 3, 2017 
page 11, #4. What are a few things you are hoping and praying for God to show you as you start this study?
Reply Ashley Johnson
2:11 PM on June 5, 2017 
The thing that stands out to me about God wanting to be all that I want is His desire for me to choose Him. In the same way that humans feel joy when we are loved and accepted, God also revels in knowing that we want Him and that we choose Him.
Reply ★ Owner
9:52 PM on June 5, 2017 
Ashley Johnson says...
The thing that stands out to me about God wanting to be all that I want is His desire for me to choose Him. In the same way that humans feel joy when we are loved and accepted, God also revels in knowing that we want Him and that we choose Him.


YES! He does want us to use that free will He gave us, towards Him. Not a forced love but a freely given one! Great insight Ashley! Thanks for sharing!
Reply Angela
2:21 PM on June 8, 2017 
★ Owner says...
page 11, #3. How does the statement that life isn't meant to fully satisfy us, only Jesus can, speak to you today? Have you identified some things that you have turned to to find satisfaction? I know I can!


There are so many things in life that can distract us from God's will and make us think that they are satisfying us. Simple things like watching TV or viewing Facebook/Instagram can be satisfying for the moment and cause me to not connect with God. I don't know about any of you, but I always have good intentions of reading my bible and journaling my prayers. But, I get home, exhausted from the day, and find myself spending useless time in front of the TV &/or on Facebook. And, where has that gotten me?! Useless info and time spent when I could've been strengthening my relationship with God.
Reply Angel
2:26 PM on June 8, 2017 
★ Owner says...
page 11, #4. What are a few things you are hoping and praying for God to show you as you start this study?

I'm always longing for a deeper relationship. But, this time, I really want to connect more as a daughter. I'd like to establish that simple, yet often difficult, relationship.
Reply ★ Owner
8:25 PM on June 8, 2017 
Angel says...
I'm always longing for a deeper relationship. But, this time, I really want to connect more as a daughter. I'd like to establish that simple, yet often difficult, relationship.

I love that picture of a young daughter and her Father.
Reply ★ Owner
8:29 PM on June 8, 2017 
Angela says...
There are so many things in life that can distract us from God's will and make us think that they are satisfying us. Simple things like watching TV or viewing Facebook/Instagram can be satisfying for the moment and cause me to not connect with God. I don't know about any of you, but I always have good intentions of reading my bible and journaling my prayers. But, I get home, exhausted from the day, and find myself spending useless time in front of the TV &/or on Facebook. And, where has that gotten me?! Useless info and time spent when I could've been strengthening my relationship with God.

I know what you mean. It's so easy to veg out! It sounds like you're hungry for more of Him!
Reply Kimberly
2:12 AM on June 9, 2017 
★ Owner says...
page 11, #3. How does the statement that life isn't meant to fully satisfy us, only Jesus can, speak to you today? Have you identified some things that you have turned to to find satisfaction? I know I can!


My goodness this is like a slap in the face to me! I have realized over the last few months that I continue to seek worldly things to satisfy my wants and desires, yet I am left with wanting more and more. Then I spend more time and effort at work to make more $ to obtain the things or do the things I think I'm longing for, when the final result Is the feelings of failure, sadness, and exhaustion! I'm still a work in progress, but slowly and surely I am learning to turn my desires completely towards Jesus because He is the only one worthy of my focus!
Reply Angela
3:08 PM on June 9, 2017 
Kimberly says...
My goodness this is like a slap in the face to me! I have realized over the last few months that I continue to seek worldly things to satisfy my wants and desires, yet I am left with wanting more and more. Then I spend more time and effort at work to make more $ to obtain the things or do the things I think I'm longing for, when the final result Is the feelings of failure, sadness, and exhaustion! I'm still a work in progress, but slowly and surely I am learning to turn my desires completely towards Jesus because He is the only one worthy of my focus!


Girl, I'm right there with you! Just wait until you have kids. I find I stress myself to the max to make sure they have everything they want. I want them to have the latest and greatest toys and technology. I want them to go on fun exciting vacations that they'll remember forever. But, I also want them to establish a relationship with God and not wait until they are in their 30's before they figure it out. So, I question myself now if I'm really providing them what they need in that aspect, or if I'm failing them miserably. I think back on my own childhood and how my brother, sister and I were raised. We all were brought up Catholic, went to church every Sunday and were raised with the same morals and standards. But, somewhere along the way my siblings decided to go down another path. But, was I really different? By grace I didn't fall into the same traps as they did with alcohol and drugs. But, it did take me years to realize that just "being good" wasn't good enough. I couldn't just go to church and be a nice person and expect God to provide me with everything my heart desired. How could he? I didn't really have a relationship with him. I often beat myself up for the time lost. I know, I know "SHAME OFF ME!" I'm working on it ;)
Anyways, all of that was to say that I really hope and pray my children discover the importance of a relationship with our Savior sooner rather than later. And, I pray that I'm being a positive role model for them in how to have one, so that they don't have to struggle like me or like my siblings currently do.
Reply Ashley Johnson
4:28 PM on June 11, 2017 
Angela says...
I know what you mean and agree completely!

There are so many things in life that can distract us from God's will and make us think that they are satisfying us. Simple things like watching TV or viewing Facebook/Instagram can be satisfying for the moment and cause me to not connect with God. I don't know about any of you, but I always have good intentions of reading my bible and journaling my prayers. But, I get home, exhausted from the day, and find myself spending useless time in front of the TV &/or on Facebook. And, where has that gotten me?! Useless info and time spent when I could've been strengthening my relationship with God.
Reply Lyndi
8:45 PM on June 11, 2017 
One of the many things I continue to think will satisfy me is people. I have definitely had my share of disappoints from people, but I keep turning to them thinking that's where I'm going to find contentment. Instead I need to be running to Christ because he is the only one who will not disappoint and who can truly satisfy me.
★ Owner says...
page 11, #3. How does the statement that life isn't meant to fully satisfy us, only Jesus can, speak to you today? Have you identified some things that you have turned to to find satisfaction? I know I can!
Reply ★ Owner
10:00 PM on June 11, 2017 
Kimberly says...
My goodness this is like a slap in the face to me! I have realized over the last few months that I continue to seek worldly things to satisfy my wants and desires, yet I am left with wanting more and more. Then I spend more time and effort at work to make more $ to obtain the things or do the things I think I'm longing for, when the final result Is the feelings of failure, sadness, and exhaustion! I'm still a work in progress, but slowly and surely I am learning to turn my desires completely towards Jesus because He is the only one worthy of my focus!


Yes He is! And He will satisfy you completely!
Reply ★ Owner
10:04 PM on June 11, 2017 
Lyndi says...
One of the many things I continue to think will satisfy me is people. I have definitely had my share of disappoints from people, but I keep turning to them thinking that's where I'm going to find contentment. Instead I need to be running to Christ because he is the only one who will not disappoint and who can truly satisfy me.

Indeed. And I find that when we place the expectation on others to satisfy us, the burden is too much for them. They can't live up that kind of pressure. We're doing them a favor as well by turning our hearts to Christ.