What Happens When Women Walk in Faith: Trusting God Takes You to Amazing Places

What Happens When Women Walk in Faith: Trusting God Takes You to Amazing Places

by Lysa TerKeurst

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Overview

What if the next big step God wants you to take is actually small?

Stepping into the assignments the Lord has for us and pursuing the dreams He's placed in our hearts can feel overwhelming and exhilarating all at the same time. But walking in His will begins with our daily obedience to Him.

Lysa TerKeurst knows what it means to walk by faith and encourages you to discover the deeply personal truths of God's Word for your calling. What Happens When Women Walk in Faith is filled with stories and Scripture that will help you apply practical, Biblical truths to your life and equip you to:

  • Discover 5 phases of your faith walk and embrace the direction that the Lord is leading you.
  • Identify one area where you can draw a line in the sand and take a step toward something new.
  • Be prepared for God to use your small steps of faith to unleash His work and wonder in your life.

No matter what God has called you to, you can take this first step!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736972659
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 09/04/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 33,987
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Lysa TerKeurst is the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and the New York Times bestselling author of Uninvited and The Best Yes. She writes from her sticky farm table and lives with her family in North Carolina. Connect with her at www.LysaTerKeurst.com.


Lysa TerKeurst is the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and the New York Times bestselling author of Uninvited and The Best Yes. She writes from her sticky farm table and lives with her family in North Carolina. Connect with her at www.LysaTerKeurst.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Phase 1 Leaving

1 The Map 13

2 A Line in the Sand 21

3 God Has a Plan 29

4 Loving God More than My Dream 37

Phase 2 Famine

5 The Adventure Our Souls Were Made For 49

6 God's Extraordinary Invitation 57

7 God Is with You 67

8 Refusing to Get Bogged Down in Bitterness 75

Phase 3 Believing

9 A Most Unlikely Path 85

10 Roadblocks and Reassurances 93

11 God Will Make a Way 103

12 Learning to Lead 111

Phase 4 Death

13 Death Does Not Mean Defeat 125

14 Pressing Through the Pain 135

15 God Isn't Surprised by Death 143

16 God's Portion, Position, and Promise 151

Phase 5 Resurrection

17 God's Dream, God's Way 165

18 A Promise Made Is a Promise Kept 175

19 God Brings Dreams to Life 185

20 Every Promise Fulfilled 193

Notes 203

Interviews

The Five Phases of Faith

When we walk in faith toward God, He will give us the dream.

I believe God gives every woman a dream. Not the same dream, of course, but a dream that is especially tailored for her talents and His purposes. Each woman receives a dream that only she is destined to fulfill.

But just as the Israelites were promised a land flowing with milk and honey only if they had the faith to move ahead and take the promised land, so too does every woman with a dream face obstacles that would keep her from God's best for her. The Israelites had to overcome giants in the land. Those giants struck fear in the heart of those to who the promise was given. Some drew back as a result. Discouragement set in. Fatigue, impatience, unbelief…all of these were common to those men and women who spent 40 years in the desert because they simply couldn't walk in faith toward the destiny God had called them to.

I meet many women who know in their hearts that God has great things for them. But with every advancing step, they meet obstacles. Giants are in their promised land. And they experience those same feelings of discouragement, fatigue, and unbelief.

Let me ask you this: What is the dream God has given you? Maybe you can't quite put it into words except to say that you know that God wants to use you. But how that's to happen…you're not quite sure.

There are five phases I've identified in the Bible common to people who have stepped out with God in pursuit of their dream. Different biblical characters weathered these same five phases and we would do well to recognize these phases in our own faith walk. As you learn about these phases of faith, you'll avoid the discouragement and defeat so many of us have gotten bogged down in along the way. I pray that you will be able to press through, walk confidently, and avoid doubting God.

These are the five phases of faith you'll pass through to achieve your dream:

1. Leaving: In order to go to a new level of faith with God, you've got to leave the old behind. God's truth: He has a plan for me.
2. Famine: In this new place, you'll realize your comfort zone is gone, and you'll learn to depend on God like never before. God's truth: He is with me.
3. Believing: You've always wanted to really believe God, but now your experience of Him becomes too real to deny. God's truth: He will make a way.
4. Death: Coming to the end of your ability to make things happen seems like death to you. But to God, this is the only way to new life with Him. God's truth: He isn't surprised by death.
5. Resurrection: In a way only He could, God makes your dream come true. Only then do you understand that real joy isn't in the dream itself but rather in the richer faith you acquired along the way. God's truth: He brings dreams to life.

Keeping God's truth's in mind will sustain you as you pass through the five phases of faith. As you'll soon discover, Satan will oppose you as you begin to fulfill your dream. The more we focus on the truth, the freer we are to walk with God through the phases of faith and not get sidetracked.

For more information on this topic, read Lysa's book, What Happens When Women Walk in Faith.

Lysa TerKeurst helps everyday women live an adventure of faith through following Jesus Christ. As president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, Lysa has led thousands to make their walk with God an invigorating journey. For more information, visit www.LysaTerKeurst.com
© 2010 by Lysa TerKeurst. All rights reserved.

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What Happens When Women Walk in Faith: Trusting God Takes You to Amazing Places 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Denise Crocker More than 1 year ago
this book is great. it helped give me the perspective i needed when i was going through a tough time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book/bible study!
shainaadams More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Lysa managed to do it again! After reading this book, I felt so confident in God and all he continues to do for me. Thank you Lysa, for helping me strengthen my faith!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
the book gives great things to help. The book has useful ways to grow.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We used this book for a women's bible study over the summer. It was awesome. Such a great read. You learn something new every time you read it!!
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Lysa Terkeurst has a very special anointing. She has and will continue to bless many - including me!!
gbautista72 More than 1 year ago
A good book. It's simple, not complicated. It's good because of the timing. I have been reading it during a time when all these phases are playing out in my life. Very enlightening, eye opening & encouraging to read, learn & apply what I've learned as I lean into God during this time. Lysa TerKeurst is a gifted writer & I'm thankful that God's given her this gift!
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