Month: June 2016

I’M DISAPPOINTED – Day 5: Disappointment fosters greater intimacy with God

So how else does God use our disappointments?  Here is another brief insight from the 40 years of wilderness wandering of the Israelites, followed by one of the most honest, vulnerable and inspiring stories you will read this week.  Activate team member and Editorial Assistant of Liberti Magazine, Susi Leggatt, share how periods of devastating …

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I’M DISAPPOINTED – Day 4: It is only in the difficult times that God can exceed our expectations

Hi! Continuing our series, we’re back in Exodus 14… KEY POINT from Sarah: With the Egyptian army behind them and the uncrossable Red Sea in front them, the Israelites were scared.  They ask Moses: “Weren’t the cemeteries large enough in Egypt so that you had to take us to the wilderness to die?” It’s only …

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I’M DISAPPOINTED – Day 3: God allows disappointment to protect us from the unknown

KEY POINT from Sarah: Remember, God didn’t take the Israelites the direct route. He took them through the wilderness.  Why?  Why did they have to experience so much disappointment? Well, the first reason is: God protects us from the unknown God sees the bigger picture.  Exodus 13:17 explains that the other route to Canaan was …

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I’M DISAPPOINTED – Day 2: Why does God allow us to experience disappointment?

KEY IDEA from Sarah: The story of Moses and the Israelites is full of disappointment (Exodus 1:8-16).  Life was harsh for the Israelites:  400 years of persecution, oppression, and slavery.  Moses came to rescue them and God was to lead them to a new life, to Canaan, a land flowing with milk and honey.  They …

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NEW SERIES: I’M DISAPPOINTED – Day 1: What is Disappointment?

INTRODUCTION: Where is God in our disappointment?  What do we do when life fails to meet our expectations and the mundane replaces the dream we once had for our future? Join with us over the next few days to read teaching, thoughts and insights (plus a few real-life stories) from the Activate Team as we discuss all …

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