Week 3 Homework | Breaking Free

Girls, we are stepping into another powerful week of study!
I cannot wait to discover what the Lord has in store for us.
I would like to share my devotional reading this morning before starting my homework.
It is from Jeremiah 17:5-10 msg...
God's message...
Cursed is the strong one
who depends on mere humans.
Who thinks he can make it on muscle alone
and sets God aside as dead weight.
He's like a tumbleweed on the prairie,
out of touch with the good earth.
He lives rootless and aimless
in a land where nothing grows.
But blessed is the man who trusts me, God,
the woman who sticks with God.

They're like trees replanted in Eden,
putting down roots near the rivers.
Never a worry through the hottest of summers,
never dropping a leaf,
Serene and calm through droughts,
bearing fresh fruit every season.
The heart is hopelessly dark and decietful,
a puzzle that no one can figure out.
But I , God, search the heart and examine the mind.
I get to the heart of the human.
I get to the root of things.
I treat them as they really are,
not as they pretend to be!
Amen? Amen!
Day 1
Remove the obstacles out of the way of my people. Isaiah 57:14

1. obstacles

2. personal obstacles

3. benefit 1 to know and believe God

4.  unbelief

5. he believed God

6. help me overcome my unbelief

7. God keeps his promises

8. If you can do anything? 
If you can?
Everything is possible for him who believes.

9. rate1-10 your belief about the statements

10. 2 blind men
were following Jesus.
Jesus asked them, Do you believe I am able to do this?
They answered Yes!
Jesus touched them and said...
According to your faith it will be done!

11. growing in confidence

12. prayer
According to Your Word,
faith is being sure of what I hope for and certain of what I do not see.
Increase my assurance and certainty of the things You've promised
but that I cannot see!

13. respond to todays study in your own words
Day 2
A Message from the high and towering God,
who lives in Eternity,
whose name is Holy:
I live in the high and holy places,
but also with the low-spirited, the spirit-crushed,
And what I do is put new spirit in them,
get them up and on their feet again.
Isaiah 57:15 msg

1. God's name and renown

2.  "X" the scale

3. I am the Lord, that is my name.  I will not give my glory to another or my praise to idols.

4. pride

5. before he brings darkness

6. he will weep

7. pride controls our thoughts, attitude, desires, heart, decieves, destroys

8. pride is the enemy
(straight down the list of scriptures)
pride, arrogance, evil behavior, perverse speech

9. humility as a friend
(straight down the list of scriptures)
the Lord will lift us up
He will revive us
He esteems us and the ones that tremble at His Word!

10. Those who walk in PRIDE, the Lord is able to HUMBLE!
When I looked up this verse I had written:
Humble myself, OR, He'll humble me!
Taken from Romans 12:3 and Ephesians 5:1...
this is my prayer for today:
Help me to be careful not to think of myself more highly than I ought,
but rather think of myself with sober judgment,
in accordance with the measure of faith You have given me. 
Help me to not think of myself as anything less than a child of Yours,
Lord, dearly loved by You.
Your deep desire is for me to possess both humility and security!
Day 3
Who shapes a god and casts an idol, which can profit him nothing! Isaiah 44:10

1. He wants us to come to Him. To seek Him.
To be filled and satisfied with Him.
He wants us to know all that he has to offer!

2. Seek the Lord while he may be found, call on him while he is there.

3. Personal
Any dissatisfaction I have experienced in my life was self-inflicting!
When I rededicated my life I went through major sifting to renew me to wholeness!
I'm talking years, some may not take long, but in my case it took longer.  Probably my own fault of not willing to completely surrender.  Trusting the Lord has been the best and most life giving decision I have ever made. I had a lot of 'stuff' that needed a major re haul.  Extreme makeover inside and out!  Sometimes that's what it takes, demolition and a complete rebuild!  And, I'm not talking about the one that is completed in seven days!  Thank the Lord for that.....He's timing is perfect!
He sets us up to succeed, not to transform us instantly before we are ready!
He reveals to us in his time not ours!

4. Personal
For me, I knew only that I strive to survive and satisfy myself.
I knew nothing about how the Lord was meant to fulfill my inner most desires of my heart!
Thank you Lord for revealing the truth to me!

5. Their land was full of idols.
They bowed to the work of their own hands.
Their hearts were filled with pride at what they had done.

6. By boasting
and being proud of all "I" have accomplished.
But, we are meant to move over and make the "I"
into "HIM"!

7. Idols do nothing for us, besides fill our empty places with destruction of self.

8. We grow exhausted!
We are mere humans that need rest, food and water!
The point is we must take the time to revive ourselves in order
to remain strong.  That's where the Lord takes part.  We are designed
to need him to seek him to have a relationship with him.

9. Idol in our lives?

10. He made us to be His servants,
He has an everlasting covenant that He will not ever ever ever forget us!

11. So easily I have misled myself which are the enemies intentions.
His intentions are to harm us, but I am a firm believer that what the enemy
intends for harm, the Lord will use for good!
Lies .....The enemy is a lier and tries to make us believe I can do things without
the Lords strength and desire to do them alone.  Ultimately this is the enemies trap,
that leads to a deep dark pit!  That is exactly where he wants you and I to be!  Miserable!
Girls, we don't have to fall for it.  Don't be decieved!
"The Scripture reads, I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength."
Not, I can do all things by myself who gives me strength!!

12. Respond to the lesson today....
Nothing compares to the ultimate peace and joy that comes with knowing the Lord!
Embrace the truth, because it is what ultimately will set us free!
Which is the Word of God!

Taken from Psalm 62:6-7-
 my prayer for today...
You alone are my ROCK and my SALVATION;
you are my FORTRESS,
I will not be shaken!
My SALVATION and my HONOR depend on You;
You are my mighty ROCK,

Girls have a fabulous Saturday!
Please leave a comment and share your thoughts and your memory verses.
I'll see you back here on Monday
as we discuss the significance of prayer!
I enjoy spending time in the Word with you,
Day 4
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer nad petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus!
Philippians 4:6-7

Don't fret or worry.  Instead of worrying, pray.  Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns.  Before you know it, a sense of God's wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down.  It's wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life!  msg

1. .....pray, pray, pray and present my requests before the Lord!

2. wisdom and revelation
see the truth
glorious inheritance
great power

3. to answer this question I'm going to refer to the Message paraphrased verse.
Ephesians 1:17-19
I do more than thank. 
I ask-
ask the God of our Master,
Jesus Christ, the God of glory-
to make you intelligent and discerning in knowing him personally,
your eyes focused and clear,
so that you can see exactly what it is he is calling you to do,
grasp the immensity of this glorious way of life he has for his followers,
oh, the utter extravagance of his work in us who trust him-

4. No

5. Self- Discipline
Enemy distracts me
I must train myself to put on the full armor of God every morning.
So I might fight off the fiery darts of the enemy!

6. Prayer equips me with the Power and Strength I need to fight the enemy.
-Truth-Faith-Word of God-

7. Gospel of Peace

8. prayer

9. Respond to the lesson today.
O Lord,
You have searched me and You know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
You perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
You are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue,
You know it completely, O Lord!
Psalm 139:1-4
Day 5
1. Isaiah 64:4 & 1 Cor 2:9
Since ancient times no one has heard,
no ear has perceived,
no eye has seen any God besides you,
who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.
However, as it is written:
"No eye has seen,
no ear has heard,
no mind has conceived
what God has prepared for those who love him".

2. enjoy God's presence

3. Jesus healed on the Sabbath. The Pharisees through a royal fit.

4. circumcision debate

5. Jews/Gentiles

6. vs. 16 Don't be over righteous
vs. 18 The man who fears the Lord will avoid all extremes

7. By turning religion into an 'outcasting' social calendar.

8. putting someone under a microscope, when I should be putting myself under one.

9. Those who pray and ask the Lord for things.
But their hearts and motives are not right with the Lord.

10. Personal temperature check.

 11. Respond to today's homework.
 This is my prayer....
Your truth lives in me, 
O God,
and will be forever!
2 John 2

Girls, I have enjoyed yet another week of study! Stay the course, keep strong, move those boulders!
I will see you in the morning as we kick off our 4th week!
Blessings, ~Melanie


  1. What are your favorite verses from day 1?
    If you are jotting down note cards, what are they?

  2. Day 3
    My note card verses:
    Isaiah 55:2
    The Word of God is life-giving and nourishing.
    Isaiah 55:6
    Seek the Lord while he's here to be found,
    pray to Him while he's near!
    Isaiah 55:7
    You Lord are merciful, who is filled with forgiveness.