The weeks sure fly by when you are learning to “Lose Who You’re Not, Love Who You Are, and Live Your One Life Well”. I can’t believe we are in week four of our study of “Exhale”
Amy shares a beautiful message with us today, so if you are a note taker like me you will want to grab your Study Guide or note book and a writing utensil before clicking play on the video. Now without further ado… Amy Carroll!
WOWZA! is what I have to say about Amy’s message. So I totally love “Geek Girl” because being a teacher I love learning new words and as I study the Bible I love learning the Hebrew and Greek words and their definitions.
The word Amy introduces us to for Praise is “Halal”. I found a fabulous website, “Worship Basic 101” (so perfect for me) that has several Greek and Hebrew words for “praise”. Here is the definition they have for “Halal”
Halal means “to be clear, to shine, to boast, show, to rave, celebrate, to be clamorously foolish”.
“The word “Hallelujah” comes from this base word, and is a primary root word for praise in the Hebrew language.”
What to me was convicting in Amy’s message was when she said:
There are so many days I complain that I don’t like my “pooch”, my nose, I wish I were taller, more creative, the list goes on and can be different on any day ending in a “y”!
So it never crossed my mind to think when I am talking down to myself, “hating on myself” that this is an offense towards God. When I”pray-cess” deeply on Amy’s message this takes me back to the beginning of “Losing Who I am Not”, that I need to have a “Growth Mindset” here and now, today.
This week I will be doing a little asking Jesus for His grace and forgiveness as I continue the process of accepting who He created me to be, just me, beautifully and wonderfully made in His image. I will also be praying for you, friend, as you search your soul to Love who God created you to be, just you, beautifully, wonderfully made in His image.
This week we read Chapters 12, 13, and 14. We will also learn about our Spiritual Gifts and how we can use them in our daily lives.
Here are several links to many different Spiritual Gift Assessments that Amy and Cheri share on the “Exhale” Book website.
What touched your heart the most about Amy’s message today? Share in the comments for a chance to win this week’s drawing.