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I Give Up — Wrapping It Up!

I Give Up — Wrapping It Up!

  Hey, friends! It’s time to wrap up I Give Up already — time to review, catch up, and digest all that we’ve studied and learned from Scripture and from our dear teacher, Laura Story. If you want to rewatch the videos this week is your chance, so let’s get everything out of this study

I Give Up OBS Week 5 — The Ripple Effect of Surrender

God is the only One who can see the full story. And, our job is to trust Him enough to surrender. ~ Laura Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord, You know that I love You.” He said to Him,

I Give Up OBS Week 4 — Being Transformed

Does [Jesus] expect me to be superwoman? No. He’s challenging me to be surrendered… and the beautiful news it that He doesn’t expect any of this to happen in and of myself. ~ Laura I can do all things through Him who gives me strength. — Philippians 4:11-13 Hi there, friends! It’s already week four

I Give Up OBS Week 3 — Giving In and Up

There’s nothing natural about surrender. And, there’s not one of us that in our flesh nature loves to give away the things that we consider to be ours… When it comes to surrender, it’s just plain hard. ~ Laura Story So that the world may know that I love the Father, I do exactly as

I Give Up OBS Week 2 — God’s Character Matters

Surrender can be scary but it becomes less scary and less risky when we know better the One we’re surrendering to. ~ Laura Story The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. — Psalm 23:1 Hi there, friends! Welcome to week two of the I Give Up Online Bible Study with our friend and

I Give Up Online Bible Study Week One — What Is Surrender Anyway?

God is not interested in signing off on even our best-made plans. God is much more interested in our surrender, our surrender to Him. ~ Laura Story So, here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life — your sleeping, eating, going-to-word, and walking-around life — and place it

Surrender by Acting “As If”

When I find myself feeling unsure of my identity in God’s eyes, His Word offers me plenty of assurance about who I am in Christ. Ephesians 2, especially, gives me this helpful and hopeful reminder: But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even

10 White Flag Prayers for a Surrendered Life

Editor’s Note: Surrender. Should we sit here and try to unpack that word together? We’d be here for a while, wouldn’t we? To cut to the chase, Merriam Webster defines “Surrender” this way, “to give up completely or agree to forgo especially in favor of another”. Though the Bible doesn’t give us a word for

What Is Surrender Anyway?

I don’t know what you are facing today, but I know what it’s like to face circumstances that are out of your control. Life can be swirling around us, it can be overwhelming and hard. We long for peace over a situation, but we try to hold on tightly for control because we feel we

Who Do I Surrender To?

A Great, Good, Trustworthy God Let’s say you need an operation on your heart. You can’t do it yourself, obviously. You’re going to have to trust a professional to open you up and fix whatever is wrong. You probably have a few criteria for someone who will crack your chest and take your heart in

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