In this lesson, we learn four lessons from King Asa. Choose one of these lessons, explain it, and then describe how you or someone you know has either employed or failed to employ this lesson in life.

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      The lesson I will be examining is , “When surrounded by enemies, leaders must rely on the Lord.” In this lesson the reader learns about God’s soverenigty and how even in times of trials, we must put all of our faith in God. In these “scary moments” is it easy for me shift my faith from God to myself. The illusion that “it is best for me to be in control” takes overs and the road to victory ends up getting delayed until I turn my eyes back to Christ and His plan. For example, about one year ago my mother passes away. It was, and still is, a painful and difficult season to navigate through. In the moments I fail to embrace God’s grace, my unhealthy coping mechanisms take over. I find myself falling victim to the things that are supposed to bring comfort, when really they only numb the pain. Regardless of my choices, God is at work marvelous things. During my season of grief God has strengthened friendships from the past and brought new ones in, He has shown me unconditional love through my children, and strengthened my marriage to an immeasureable degree. Thus, to my future self when faced with a storm, remeber God’s promises and soverenigty. His ways might not make sense, but ultimately they bring true healing and blessings.

    • #95294442

      Leadership is a difficult and sometimes stressful process. During the times when we are at peace with conditions, it is easy to sit back and rest. We need to use peaceful times to build.

    • #95294114

      I love the lesson about having courageous leadership that God uses to attract others to you. I see that in my brother who is the Pastor of our church. Covid took people out of church and put them into their homes. Then we opened back up for in person services, and many people were/are still scared of the virus. Yes, we have all the protocols in place, but the fear of the media has whipped some people up into a frenzied fear. Funny how they can take their family to other activities and places, but church remains off limits to some. So, a few months ago, he began preaching on coming back. I could see and hear God’s direction as he spoke, and little by little they are coming back. But, not just the older members, but new people are coming! God will bring them in if we are faithful.

    • #95289509

      Courageous leadership, God attracts other. Some time because of fear losing people we tend to be flexible and become people pleasing not truth telling. This lessons really inspired me.

    • #95287724

      All these lessons resonate on a personal level. I would have to say that lesson 11:No Problem Is Too Large For God is a very true statement indeed. My faith in action is witnessing God’s hand in the sometimes insurmountable issues I face. Recognizing Him, His Redemptive Love, His Delivering Hand, His Acceptance of my repentance by offering Forgiveness, and His Sanctification to me for a new life in Christ. I sometimes struggle wondering how or when God will show up, come through, and make a way. Yet, reflecting back, there is always a miracle. Unexplainable. Undeniable. God sees, God knows, God does a thing. All The Time, He Is Good.

    • #95286859

      King Asa used his time of rest to build up the defenses and infrastructure of his land he was responsible for. He used this time to both build himself and his world up. I realize I have not intentionally or purposefully used my time of rest to build myself or my world up. I think if I have in any way, it was done indirectly. I realize I am still in this time of rest. I need to build up both the defenses and infrastructure of my own life and my world directly and purposefully.

    • #95284688

      One of the lessons from King Asa is that there are no problems too significant for God. Whenever I encountered problems in our lives, for example, a challenging assignment was given by the Board or my children’s educational problems; I would pray for divine intervention. I believe that God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So, we will not fear when earthquakes come, and the mountains crumble into the sea.

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