03.18.17
Trusting In The Names Of God — A Quiet Time Experience
Online Bible Studies with Catherine Martin
WEEK ONE — A Heart For The Lord

Very soon after I gave my life to the Lord in college, I went to the Christian bookstore and I bought a Bible.

Not only did I get the Bible, but I actually began reading it. I was so surprised and overwhelmed to discover God speaking to me through the words I read in the Bible. Every verse seemed to have my name on it, and the words were directed to me personally.

That was just the beginning of more than forty years of time spent in God’s Word. There is no substitute for time spent in God’s Word. The Lord uses every moment we spend with Him in the Bible to transform us and make us the man or woman He wants us to be.

And in the times when life is hard and you almost feel like giving up, the most important thing you and I can do is to drop everything and get to the Word where we can hear from God and spend time with Him.

I share these things because this week’s study in Psalm 27:4 was very special for me. That verse became my life verse at the very beginning of my walk with the Lord. And He reminded me of it in a new and deeper way this week. I realized that all my life my pursuit has been to know and love the Lord, and to live and walk with Him, moment by moment. The last few years have been the hardest years of my life and that pursuit of God has held new meaning for me as my faith and trust have been tested and strengthened. God is growing my single-minded focus in Him.

I especially loved so many of the quotes by Octavius Winslow and F.B. Meyer. This one by Octavius Winslow was so very powerful —
Lose your Bible, and you lose your all. If then, the God of revelation is yours, the revelation of God is equally yours. All that this blessed volume contains belongs of a right to you. The Divine Redeemer, the glorious consolations, the blissful hopes, the holy admonitions, all, all are ours, because the God who wrote the Bible, who gave the Bible, who has preserved the Bible, and who dwells in the Bible, is “our God.”
Octavius Winslow

All I can say is, “preach it Octavius!” I wrote next to that quote in my study, “Amen, amen, amen! This is my mission. I could not state it better than this.” Oh how words like that just fire me up. It’s important to note that Octavius Winslow was a contemporary of Charles Haddon Spurgeon and was chosen to give the dedication message at the opening of Spurgeon’s Metropolitan Tabernacle in England in 1861. My two favorite books written by Winslow are Help Heavenward and Our God.

Oh what a journey we are on. May we be inspired and encouraged to give our all to know our Lord and trust Him. Oh yes, there may be days where we are greatly challenged. But in knowing God’s names, we will trust Him more, even in those difficult days.

So, dear friend, I encourage you to draw near to God over the next 8 weeks and know and trust Him more and more.

My prayer and my goal for all of us is found in Psalm 9:10 —
And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, for You, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You.
Psalm 9:10

Lord, we pray now that we will know Your names and put our trust in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

God bless you, dear friend, and may you be filled with trust as you discover who God is, what God says, and what God does in His names.
♥ Catherine


YOUR ASSIGNMENT

Your assignment this next week is to study Week 2, Days 1-6, Trusting In The Lord. At the end of Week Two, you may also want to enjoy the companion Week Two message for Trusting In The Names Of God (Viewer Guide, pp71-72) — Great Moments Of Trust – Digital M4V Video or Great Moments Of Trust – Digital MP3 Audio. In our second week of study we are going to look at what it really means to trust the Lord. You will be encouraged to know the Lord and trust in Him even in the most difficult circumstances. I will meet you back here with a new post and discussion question on Saturday, March 25, 2017.

SOLA SCRIPTURA DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

As you began this study, what meant the most to you from the Introduction and the experience of writing your Letter to the Lord? During your first week of study you saw a great heart for the Lord in David. What meant the most to you about David? What was your favorite part of Psalm 27? And finally, what was your favorite verse, insight, or quote?
Please comment.

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TRUSTING IN THE NAMES OF GOD (AQTE) — ONLINE STUDY SCHEDULE:
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TRUSTING IN THE NAMES OF GOD (AQTE) — NEW SECOND EDITION 2015 RELEASE with Catherine’s myPhotoWalk Devotional Photography of Glacier National Park in every quiet time.

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Leaders Guide Discussion Questions — Viewer Guides

TRUSTING IN THE NAMES OF GOD (AQTE) — DIGITAL M4V VIDEO & DIGITAL MP3 AUDIO

Quiet Time Ministries is pleased to provide companion downloadable audio and video messages corresponding to the 8 week A Quiet Time Experience book — the new second edition book includes Viewer Guides.

The Introduction Week Message, Living Life With God is a free download!

Nine inspirational and instructional HD 720p M4V Video Messages or HQ 128Kbps MP3 Audio Messages [includes introduction message] by Catherine Martin ideal to accompany individual study or group discussions of Trusting In The Names Of God — A Quiet Time Experience.

Introduction Week – Message 1 – Living Life With God
Week One – Message 2 – A Heart For The Lord
Week Two – Message 3 – Great Moments Of Trust
Week Three – Message 4 – A Day In The Life Of God
Week Four – Message 5 – Becoming A Friend Of God
Week Five – Message 6 – The Divine Interruption Of God
Week Six – Message 7 – Becoming God’s Message
Week Seven – Message 8 – Intimate Communion With God
Week Eight – Message 9 – Living In The Light Of His Glory

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Friends, I invite you into my personal Quiet Time Library, where our video experience will take us from the ancient Hebrew names of God through in-depth Scripture illustrations. When we venture into what Tozer calls the mystery of the Godhead, we are on sacred ground indeed. Your focus will be on Who God is, What God does, and What God says as you explore His revelation of Himself to men and women in the Bible, such as Abraham, Hagar, Job, the prophets, and the disciples in the early church. My goal for you is that you will dig deeper into the Word on trust and its relationship to the names of God. Oh, what views of God’s magnificence and glory await us. Enjoy!

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