One of My Stories
In 2000, as a new believer I was waiting for my go-to order at a favorite Mexican restaurant. While waiting, I noticed a young father with his 4 year old son. The father was saying to his son, “Yeah I know nobody loves me either.” My heart sank as I heard his words. Oh how devastating the hopelessness this man felt and passed on to his son!
I silently began to pray for godly influence to come into his life and tell him Jesus loved him. As a prayed, I felt the Holy Spirit applying pressure to get me to be that person. I wanted to tell the man he was loved and Jesus had loved him so much He died for him. But something held me back. I didn’t do it. The father and young boy got their food and left. I continued praying for someone to reach them along their path.
An amazing thing happened. The father and boy returned. It was like God was giving me another chance to share His marvelous love with someone who obviously needed it. I wish I could say I took the opportunity to talk with that father, but sadly I didn’t. My heart sank as I felt I let God and that father down.
I believe this defining moment was preparation for the start of my ministry to others. Since then God has gracious worked through me to encourage others with His Word. He has given me a writing ministry, a small group and a workplace ministry all geared towards encouraging and equipping others with God’s Word.
I have enjoyed your sent videos explaining the inductive Bible study. Excellent, I like them. Those are the things that I am looking for. I am really encouraged and inspired too. I hope I’ll be well equipped to teach my co workers through them.
– Reverend Neilaia from India
I am enjoying the Inductive Bible Study Puzzle. The experience is encouraging and exciting because now I am understanding the word of God much better. The study approach is increasing my hunger for the word.
– Nicole Wegscheider from Canada
You are offering a wonderful gift to anyone who will open God’s Word to learn from Him.
– Pam Marotta from Laguna Niguel, CA
Elizabeth, once again I must thank you for your daily devotions: which somehow always seem to find me with a message I need to hear. I admire you so much for all you do.
– Tina Neukirch from Mission Viejo, CA
Elizabeth, Great post! I love this subject. I’ve written on it myself, yet from another angle. It is so awesome to think that the God Who created the universe descended to earth to die and yet live within us. I love this thought…”The all powerful God who can raise the dead or heal the incurable resides within us.” I’m so glad I got to read this! Thank you! Blessings.
– Lynn Mosher from Kentucky
Thanks for your ministry & may our Lord continue to bless you.
What a creative tool to enhance one’s personal Bible study!
– Sharon Kay Alexander from Yorba Linda, CA
Elizabeth is one of my Community Leaders. She is an outstanding CL and a strong woman of the Lord and a blessing and pleasure to work with. She is an inspirational woman with a real passion to help others get into the Word.
– Helen Mitchell, Director of the Workplace Ministry at Saddleback Church from Lake Forest, CA
Thank you so much for your post. I can’t really pray very good, knowing what to say and all. I’ve never been able to pray out loud, like some. But you gave me a prayer to pray and I did it. It was a great post and you will never know how much it helped me in the situation I am in right now. I was really starting to doubt that God was for real and then when I read all the scripture you posted, I really knew in my heart that it is true. I will read it over and over. Thank you very much.
– Bonnie Q
Great post. God is good.
– Carol Ann Hoel
Great article. Thanks for the challenge and the tools.
– Jen S.
Wise words indeed. Our relationship with Christ requires us to be active and to avoid falling into the lazy trap. I like your encouragement about our own spiritual food. We do need to look after ourselves in this way. If we feed ourselves we stop being lazy – although it is important that we feed ourselves on the truth and not poison.
– Simeon Turner from UK