Week 8 Homework | Breaking Free


Woohoooo!   Girls, Are you ready for week 8! 
After the past two weeks of literally 'breaking free' from some tough emotional stuff;  we are headed into some 'bright light' as we discover God's Unfailing Love!
Now that's exciting to me! :)
The love of God is absolutely life saving, I hope you'll grab ahold of his word this week and get ready to experience your God like never before.  This week is so enlightening I had to read ahead to day three.  I won't post the homework ahead, just know...it's really good!
Ok, if you haven't already figured it out...I love music videos..I download them all the time.
This one by Chris Tomlin- Unfailing Love- hit me as I opened my book and turned to the first day of homework!
"Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love." Psalm 31:16 NIV

Day 1
Finding Unfailing Love
"Through the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed,
yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken
nor my covenant of peace be removed;
says the LORD,
who has compassion on you!"
Isaiah 54:10 NIV

1. Psalm 136 NIV
1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good.
His love endures forever.
2 Give thanks to the God of gods.
His love endures forever.
3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords:
His love endures forever.
4 to him who alone does great wonders,
His love endures forever.
5 who by his understanding made the heavens,
His love endures forever.
6 who spread out the earth upon the waters,
His love endures forever.
7 who made the great lights—
His love endures forever.
8 the sun to govern the day,
His love endures forever.
9 the moon and stars to govern the night;
His love endures forever.
10 to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt
His love endures forever.
11 and brought Israel out from among them
His love endures forever.
12 with a mighty hand and outstretched arm;
His love endures forever.
13 to him who divided the Red Sea [a] asunder
His love endures forever.
14 and brought Israel through the midst of it,
His love endures forever.
15 but swept Pharaoh and his army into the Red Sea;
His love endures forever.
16 to him who led his people through the desert,
His love endures forever.
17 who struck down great kings,
His love endures forever.
18 and killed mighty kings—
His love endures forever.
19 Sihon king of the Amorites
His love endures forever.
20 and Og king of Bashan—
His love endures forever.
21 and gave their land as an inheritance,
His love endures forever.
22 an inheritance to his servant Israel;
His love endures forever.
23 to the One who remembered us in our low estate
His love endures forever.
24 and freed us from our enemies,
His love endures forever.
25 and who gives food to every creature.
His love endures forever.
26 Give thanks to the God of heaven.
His love endures forever.

2. Three themes Psalm 136
God the Creator:
vs. 4-5-6-7-8-9
God the Conqueror:
vs. 2-3-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18
God the Compassionate One:
vs. 1-19-20-21-22-23-{24 Freed Us}-25-26

3. Isaiah 55:8-11
True or False answers...
F-T-F-F-T

4. personal

5. Roman 8:38-39 NIV
For I am convinced that neither death nor life,
neither angels nor demons,
neither the present nor the future,
nor any powers,
neither height nor depth,
nor anything else in all creation,
will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
I am sure that nothing can separate us from God's love
--not life or death,
not angels or spirits,
not the present or the future,
and not powers above or powers below.
Nothing in all creation can separate us from God's love for us in Christ Jesus our Lord! CEV

6. Proverbs 19:22
Unfailing Love

7.Proverbs 20:6
A man may claim
to have unfailing love, but where's the faithful man?

8. Your idea of unfailing love???

9. 1 John 4:18
Perfect love drives out FEAR!

10. personal
yes or no

11. God's perfect love....Humans not so much.
Humans can easily fail in love.
Love for or from a human is not perfect, for we fall short of perfection especially when it comes to emotions!
God is the only one who can love without failing.
For He cannot fail at anything and the greatest of these is love!

12. personal prayer
Father God,
Your truth is the same as your love,
{unfailing perfection powerful}
driving out all fear!
Because of your truth and love which lives in me;
I experience peace everlasting in your presence!
Amen!
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Day 2
UNFAILING LOVE!

"Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men, for he breaks down gates of bronze and cuts through bars of iron!" Psalm 107:15-16

A sweet friend of mine commented to me the other day:Melanie why do you place an exclamation mark after almost every single scripture you write?
I responded "I do"?  Then I had to remark that the Lords Word deserves a great big exclamatory statement every single time his words are mentioned quoted or stated.  I cannot speak his word, read his word even breathe in his word without a shout, a smile and to put it simply....I can't contain myself...His word is Alive and Active...and that EXCITES ME! lol.  So my excitement explodes onto to the pages of my writting.  Ask anyone who knows me,  I speak with an exclamation mark anyhow! :)  What can I say, I write like I speak.
Now onto the lesson for today....
Freedom of Unfailing Love!
{Psalm 107 CEV}
The LORD Is Good to His People
1Shout praises to the LORD!
He is good to us,
and his love never fails.
2Everyone the LORD has rescued
from trouble
should praise him,
3everyone he has brought
from the east and the west,
the north and the south.
 4Some of you were lost
in the scorching desert,
far from a town.
5You were hungry and thirsty
and about to give up.
6You were in serious trouble,
but you prayed to the LORD,
and he rescued you.
7Right away he brought you
to a town.
8You should praise the LORD
for his love
and for the wonderful things
he does for all of us.
9To everyone who is thirsty,
he gives something to drink;
to everyone who is hungry,
he gives good things to eat.
10Some of you were prisoners
suffering in deepest darkness
and bound by chains,
11because you had rebelled
against God Most High
and refused his advice.
12You were worn out
from working like slaves,
and no one came to help.
13You were in serious trouble,
but you prayed to the LORD,
and he rescued you.
14He brought you out
of the deepest darkness
and broke your chains.
15You should praise the LORD
for his love
and for the wonderful things
he does for all of us.
16He breaks down bronze gates
and shatters iron locks.
17Some of you had foolishly
committed a lot of sins
and were in terrible pain.
18The very thought of food
was disgusting to you,
and you were almost dead.
19You were in serious trouble,
but you prayed to the LORD,
and he rescued you.
20By the power of his own word,
he healed you
and saved you
from destruction.
21You should praise the LORD
for his love
and for the wonderful things
he does for all of us.
22You should celebrate
by offering sacrifices
and singing joyful songs
to tell what he has done.
23Some of you made a living
by sailing the mighty sea,
24and you saw the miracles
the LORD performed there.
25At his command a storm arose,
and waves covered the sea.
26You were tossed to the sky
and to the ocean depths,
until things looked so bad
that you lost your courage.
27You staggered like drunkards
and gave up all hope.
28You were in serious trouble,
but you prayed to the LORD,
and he rescued you.
29He made the storm stop
and the sea be quiet.
30You were happy because of this,
and he brought you to the port
where you wanted to go.
31You should praise the LORD
for his love
and for the wonderful things
he does for all of us.
32Honor the LORD
when you
and your leaders
meet to worship.
33If you start doing wrong,
the LORD will turn rivers
into deserts,
34flowing streams
into scorched land,
and fruitful fields
into beds of salt.
35But the LORD can also turn
deserts into lakes
and scorched land
into flowing streams.
36If you are hungry,
you can settle there
and build a town.
37You can plant fields
and vineyards
that produce
a good harvest.
38The LORD will bless you
with many children
and with herds of cattle.
39Sometimes you may be crushed
by troubles and sorrows,
until only a few of you
are left to survive.
40But the LORD will take revenge
on those who conquer you,
and he will make them wander
across desert sands.
41When you are suffering
and in need,
he will come to your rescue,
and your families will grow
as fast as a herd of sheep.
42You will see this because
you obey the LORD,
but everyone who is wicked
will be silenced.
43Be wise! Remember this
and think about the kindness 
of the LORD.

1. personal
If you are 'struggling' to answer this question. I encourage you to scroll up and re-read Psalm 107.
There is a powerful message in that Psalm alone.  Bask in his unfailing love girls.  Read it and re-read it, then write down a couple or ten of the verses on note cards and memorize them.

2. rebellion toward God's Word and possible His Will.
He sent His Word and healed the.

3. God

4. To allow them to cry out in need

5. He saved them, out of darkness and gloom, broke away their chains.

6. They would give thanks for His Unfailing Love

7. His Word
rescued them from the grave.

8. cry out to me

9. Unfailing Love

10. In time of distress,
they were saved by His Word and
His Unfailing Love.
We too can be saved by His Word and Unfailing Love.

11. Not having His Presence
His Word
His Abiding Joy in me...
would absolutely throw me into a depressive state.

12. Rebellion
will finally catch up to us.  to me.

13. personal situation of rebellion

14. personal

15. anxiety, depression and fear

16. sin sick?
yes, depression, extreme exhaustion, fatigue

17. discipline
produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

18.personal

19. astray, but now obey

20. weighing one down, turn form sin.

21. who sins loves lot, forgiven little loves little.

22. respond in a prayer to the Lord
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Day 3

Fullness of
UNFAILING LOVE
"Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love,
that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days!"
Psalm 90:14 NIV

I have to giggle a bit here...I just read this verse in the message bible...
"Surprise us with love at daybreak;
then we'll skip and dance all the day long. " MSG
Isn't that just fitting for God's sense of humor?
His love is "anew" every day- EVERY DAY!
This fills our hearts with PEACE and our feet with dances of PRAISE!

1. satisfaction
and the fullness in Christ.

2. His divine power....
which has given me everything I need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his glory and goodness!

3. John 4:24 SPIRIT
1 John 4:16 LOVE

4. God lives in Him
"Where the Spirit of the LORD is, there is FREEDOM!"
O, I'm getting excited typing so get ready for some exclamation marks!
Amen?
Ephesians 3 NIV
{Cause} 10-13
His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory.
{Prayer} 14-21
For this reason I kneel before the Father,
from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name.
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may
strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.
And I pray that you,
being rooted and established in love,
may have power,
together with all the saints,
to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,
and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—
that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine,
according to his power that is at work within us,
to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!
Amen.

5. To be rooted and established in LOVE!! vs. 17

Ok, I did indeed take a snapshot of my workbook...I really felt the need to
share what this part of the lesson really stands for.
I drew my tree .....a line for the soil.....
My personal testimony,
I have really strong roots from a strong foundation that was instilled in me during my childhood and my upbringing.   Ok, not bragging here!  Just so I am clear, I have many broken roots, some of which have been literally ripped out root and all!  Then, I have brokenness, representing my broken roots, I could get into a long discussion about brokenness but no need as that is exactly why we are in this study!
Then I placed some new roots....have fitting is it that with this visual example we have been given to draw something as simple as a tree with roots could have such a powerful impact! Go Beth! :)

6. His Spirit in me!

7. personal experience with God's presence

8. Paul means
exactly what he said...
His LOVE,
His PRESENCE
truly does surpass our comprehension!
It is an experience between God and the reciever...
I believe it is an experience that no two are the same.
Gods presence is revealed to all of us in different ways.

9. Psalm 90:14 NIV
Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love,
that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days!

10. Respond to the Lord your God today!
Fill My Cup Lord!
Amen?  Amen!
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Day 4
Failure to Believe God's
UNFAILING LOVE

"For God so loved the world..
that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life!"
John 3:16

1. To know and believe me
"You are my witnesses declares the Lord-
my servant whom I chosen so that you may
know and believe me and understand that I am He.
Before me no God was formed nor
will there be one after me!"
Isaiah 43:10 NIV

2. opinion

3. personal

4. Deut. 7:8...
Lord loves me!
Psalm 86:5....
The Lord is abounding in love to all who call to Him!
Psalm 89:31-33....
The Lord may punish us, by allowing us to sink in our own despair -
but he will not take His love from us!

5. Christ died for Me!

6. Isaiah 52:14, 53:10-11.....
Suffering in order to obtain the will of the Lord.
Matthew 27 32-54.....
Christ died to show us his UNFAILING LOVE.
1 John 4:10.....
He loved us and sent his son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

7. as much as His own Son!

8. respond
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Day 5

I'm so excited! 
Ok, yes, you are more than likely saying to yourself or maybe aloud...you are always excited!
YES I AM!
Especially right this moment!  God is so good!
You every have one of those EXCITED days!  Wowza days!  God days!
WOWZA!
Ok, will share more about this tomorrow.
Right now let's get busy on day five of our homework.

"Sow for yourselves rightwousness,
reap the fruit of 
UNFAILING LOVE,
and break up your unplowed ground,
for it is time to seek the LORD,
until HE comes and showers righteousness on you!"
Hosea 10:12 NIV

1. I'm gonna list my response not the scriptures here, from L to R.
-strength (unfailing love)
-rejoices (praise)
-presence (surrounding)
-humbled (servant)
-grief (compassion)
-alive in Christ (saved by grace)

2. child who believes their loved.....
-willing
-eager to learn
-adjusts to change
-goal setter
-trust and believes

3. child who doesn't believe their loved.....
-rebellious
-judgemental
-bitter
-unforgiving
-unresponsive

4. personal
Exodus 15:13 
"In Your UNFAILING LOVE you will lead the people you have redeemed!"

5. bold
Psalm 51:1
 "Have mercy on me, O God, according to your UNFAILING LOVE!"
Psalm 119:76
"Your UNFAILING LOVE is my comfort!"

6. personal
comfort...is knowing that the Lord's UNFAILING LOVE is with us no matter our circumstances!

7. Love
him back unconditionally!

8. The Lord will protect me, fight for me

9. humble
Futher study here girls....if you have some extra time to spend in the Word....
do a search for all the ways the Lord mentions
His UNFAILING LOVE in a bible search engine,
check it out in the NIV.
Here is the Link ...just to give ya a boost...*grin.

Bible Gateway Search for Unfailing Love

10.  Great note card verses in 1 John here girls.
The Lord knows everything-
my desires-
my heart-
my mind-
as for me ...
I will rely on God's
UNFAILING LOVE
to guide me!
Amen?
Amen!

See you in the morning!!
~Melanie

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