Notes from "Fresh Grounded Faith"

Sept. 11-12, 2009 - Jennifer Rothschild (www.freshgroundedfaith.com)

Who you are and what you do are not the same thing.
- Do you live a reactionary life?
- Do you live a rich life?
John 12:24 - Brokenness creates a rich life.

-God, are you there? Habakkuk 1:2-3
God is not absent just because suffering is present.

- God, do You care? Mark 4:38-41
God permits what He hates to accomplish what He loves. - Joni Erikison Tada

- God, is that fair? Habakkuk 1:13
But do you really want God to be fair?
We really don't want what we really deserve.

Satisfaction comes not from answers, but from seeing God:

Habakkuk 3:17-19
Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines;
Though the labor of the olive may fail, and the fields yield no food;
Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, and there be no herd in the stalls -
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer's feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills.

* Our expectations say a lot about what is in our hearts. *
* What do my expectations say about me? *

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