This week we will be discussing chapters 1 & 2 from Without Rival by Lisa Bevere
Buckle up people, Lisa Bevere has brought not only a new challenge but a new way of thinking for many. The truth that you are wonderfully crafted by God to live a free and purposeful life —without anyone or anything to rival that life. Wow! Kinda makes your head spin, doesn’t it? I believe we can catch our balance and learn to live in such freedom.
I believe that being self-aware is the best tool anyone can have. To be conscious of how your words and behaviour effect others. Learning who you are, and more importantly who God says you are, develops great self-awareness.
Lisa writes of a revelation God gave her about God’s love for His children. That like parents, God doesn’t love us equally but loves each of us uniquely. I have two adult daughters and they are two very different women. I need to engage each one differently in order to nurture a heathy relationship with them. When we grasp that we are designed uniquely, therefore unrivalled, we start to walk in a deeper and more honest relationship with God. Being known on such a personal level is true intimacy.
The greatest tool we have in this life to know God, is His Word. Show me a Christian who is not in the Word and you’ll see an incomplete and unfulfilled experience. Someone who is trying to survive on less than God intended. Again a self-aware believer knows it is their lifeline to grow with our Lord. In knowing God you will gain a greater understanding of yourself.
Let’s talk, ladies! Chose one of the questions below and answer in the comment section at the end of this message. Feel free to discuss your answers amongst your sisters.
1. What questions does this stir in you?
2. Who does God say you are?
3. What or who are the rivals in your life?