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Have you been shaken?

16 Oct

I started attending a women’s bible study using this book “Faithful, Abundant, True”.

In the first lesson Kay Arthur made the statement, “God will shake the things that can be shaken to reveal the things that cannot be shaken.”

The statement struck me hard because I find comfort in it. It is true that when we are shaken, whether by something simple or something deep, it reveals things.

Maybe you have been shaken by a misunderstanding with someone or by the loss of a job or by a death of a loved one. It is interesting to me that especially the bigger the problem-the more likely we are to rely on our core beliefs.

If I know that to be true in the big things, maybe I can begin to see those same truths in the everyday things.

PS-I think Kay said that the sentiment came from Hebrews…anyone know where?

 
7 Comments

Posted by on October 16, 2011 in Life, Sunday

 

7 responses to “Have you been shaken?

  1. Deb

    October 16, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Heb. 12:26-29

    I just started receiving these & I’m loving them – thank you!

     
  2. Teena Rossiter

    October 16, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Wow, that statement is so true. What one of my friends have gone through is a perfect example of that bible statement. Her marriage was on the verge of divorce, she discovered that she was pregnant with her second child and was not happy about the pregnancy because of the volitile situation of her marriage. When she was 21 weeks pregnant she was involved in a serious car accident which resulted in her going into premature labour delivering a 1 lb baby boy. They were told that he had 10% to 20% of surviving and if he did survive he would never walk, talk and would be severally mentally handicapped. Oddly enough this horrible experience brought my friend and her husband back together and their marriage regained love and strength it never had before. Instead of facing the pain alone, they turned to eachother and gained a whole new love for eachother. The baby not only survived, but he also beat most of the odds and is now a happy 11 year old boy. He does have Cerbralpalsy, but he talks, is a joy to be around and is at the mental level of the average 11 year old boy!! They were shaken, but their marriage was cemented!!

     
  3. Antje

    October 16, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    I think it’s Hebrews 12:26 – 27: “[…] (26) At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens”. (27) The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken – that is, created things – so that what cannot be shaken may remain […]”.

     
  4. Janet

    October 16, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    I’m not sure of the passage either, but I know in my own life when it has been shaken hard and trust me it has. It has reveled an inner strength with in myself, although God and I are having a huge disscusstion at the moment, on this matter,my faith has become stronger in him as I begin rebuild the faith that was shaken. I think of it as a test for something greater that he has planed for me, and I must say I think that in the future I can reflect on the ride and say “It may not have been what I wanted but I have taken from it the knowledge that he does walk with my hand in his everyday of my life.

     
  5. Cynthia

    October 17, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Hope you will post more on this Bible study as you progress through it! Anything that is done by Kay Arthur will be excellent! Have learned and grown more through Kay’s Precept studies than anything else. http://www.precept.org

     
  6. Nikki

    October 17, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    love the blogg.
    we all have been shaken….

    i was happy to hear the happy ending of teena’s story! 🙂

    life will give us test all of the time…. for some peeps harder as have easier tasks to accomplish. Its like a big puzzle and at the end its hopefully finished!

    🙂 i just love living!

     
    • Teena Rossiter

      October 17, 2011 at 5:13 pm

      Hi Nikki,

      I love life too…and having two incredible boys reminds of that every day!! 🙂

      I’m glad you enjoyed my blog about my friend. I was told once that God will never give us more than we can handle. I truely believe that God gave that 1 lb baby boy to my friend because she has handled his disabilites with nothing but grace and pure love!! She was hand picked from God to be his mother.

      Have a great day!

      Teena

       

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