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Through "The Basics with Beth," Beth Jones is teaching the basics of God's Word to help you live a life you love and love the life you live! 

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PEOPLE WITH A DEEP WELL DO WELL

Jennifer Cole

Have you ever known a person who just seems to be “unsinkable?” Someone with true-blue faith, who seems to walk above the waves in a stormy season, who seems to rebound no matter what the setback, who seems calm, cool and collected despite the drama happening around them?

>>I would guess they have a DEEP WELL.

If you’re craving that kind of life for yourself -- get a deep well! A deep well comes from spending time with the Lord, meditating upon His Word, seeking Him in prayer, resting in His love, listening to His voice, trusting His guidance, following His prompts, serving His cause, and loving what He loves.

When you have a deep well, He continually fills you with rivers of living water that refresh you while you refresh others. So no matter what life throws at you or what situations are “draining” your water -- when you have rivers of His water pouring in, you never run out! And, you have an abundance that will help refresh others too.

We see Jesus mention these rivers of living water in John 7:37-38: “On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, ‘If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’’”

Ask the Lord today to help you deepen your well –- and then bust out that Bible, get to praying, follow His lead -- and get those living waters flowing!

Say This: “Father, thank You for rivers of living water! Help me to deepen my well, so I can do well in life no matter the circumstances. May I be refreshed in You and also help refresh others. Thank You that You guide me, fill me, lead me and love me! In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

SEND FEAR PACKING

Jennifer Cole

“Every promise from the faithful God is pure and proves to be true. He is a wrap-around shield of protection for all his lovers who run to hide in him.” Proverbs 30:5 TPT

I love that term -- “wrap-around shield of protection” -- isn’t that such a great picture of God’s protection for each of us?

Let’s face it, if you turn on the news or scroll through social media for even just a few minutes, there’s enough going on in the world that just a few words or images can send fear straight to your heart. If this continues, before you know it, you’re struggling with fear, anxiety, heavy levels of concern -- and at a certain point, you can find yourself feeling fearful all the time, which for sure steals the joy out of life.

So friends, my encouragement to you today is to let Proverbs 30:5 marinate in your heart. Speak it aloud and claim it in faith. And when fear tries to creep in again, speak the verse again!

>>The spoken Word of God moves mountains...that includes fear and anxiety mountains!

Take a second today to write this verse on a sticky note -- then put it on your mirror or on your car dashboard. Put it wherever you need reminders of His protection!

Say This: “Father, thank You for Your wrap-around shield of protection. I speak in faith that You protect and guide me, and in Jesus’ name I speak to fear and anxiety ‘mountains’ and tell them to MOVE! My heart and mind are at peace thanks to Your love and protection. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

IF NOT YOU, THEN WHO?

Jennifer Cole

Feeling run over, under-appreciated, overlooked, tired of trying? Are you thinking about quitting? Before you do, think about this...

>>Maybe you are exactly where you’re meant to be.

Perhaps every step in your path has worked to position you right where you are, for such a time as this. Just like Esther, who found herself in the right place at the right time to help save many people’s lives, “...who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this” (Esther 4:14 NKJV).

There is something that needs to be done and people who need to be helped, encouraged or led...and maybe that’s exactly why you are where you are -- to have that impact! You can do this! If not you, then who? Keep going, don’t quit...you are here for such a time as this.

Say This: “Father, thank You that You work all things together for my good. I believe You’re positioning me to make a difference and that You will equip me for such a time as this. Help me to rest in You, and please fill my sails with fresh new wind. Help me to keep going and not quit! In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

FEELING STRETCHED?

Jennifer Cole

Let’s face it...when most people hear the term “stretch marks” they think it’s a bad thing! But I think the ones we get in our soul and spirit as we grow and mature aren’t bad things -- they’re desirable and are a badge of honor!

We’ve all been there...been in seasons where you think if one more meeting is added, one more responsibility, one more crisis or call about family drama, one more anything -- you’re just going to burst. But then...what do you know...you don’t in fact burst. You do get through that season and that situation. Yes, you may have earned some stretch marks from being stretched in ways you never have before...but YOU DIDN’T BREAK. You made it through. And you’re stronger for it!

>>Thank the Lord that He made us with the ability to stretch!

Stretching is uncomfortable, no doubt about it. But it’s essential if we want to do more, help more, grow more, impact more and live out the kind of faith adventure life that God has in store for each of us. Yes, we will each face challenges and trials throughout life on earth but as we draw near to the Lord and grow in our faith, we will overcome those challenges and have the beautiful faith stretch marks as badges of honor!

Be encouraged by this reminder to keep stretching and not give up -- in James 1:3-4 MSG, we read: “You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don't try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.”

Praying for you today, my basics friends, that you will stretch gracefully and come out stronger on the other side of whatever trial or challenge you’re facing. With God on your side, You. Can. Do. This!

Say This: “Father, thank You that You help me to stretch and not break, as I cling to You through the trials and challenges I am facing. Thank You that You will help me through every difficult season, and I will emerge stronger on the other side of it. Lord, I want to grow in my faith and be stretched, so that I will become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

FORGET YOUR AGE, LIVE YOUR LIFE!

Jennifer Cole

There are 72 year olds running marathons. 96 year olds still writing books. 10 year olds developing apps. 53 year olds going to med school. 19 year olds running for office. 38 year olds going to the mission field. 25 year olds building houses. 60 year olds starting churches

Age is just a number. Don’t limit what God can do in and through you by letting age be a limitation! Here’s your permission slip. Go! Fulfill the dreams God has put in your heart! As we see in Matthew 19:26 TPT: “...what seems impossible to you is never impossible to God!” What He has put in your heart is never impossible with Him guiding you!

>>And, remember that God wants you to succeed!!

Your Heavenly Father wants you to experience the fulfillment of the dreams He has placed in your heart. Psalm 35:27 AMP says: “...Let the Lord be magnified, who delights and takes pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.” He gets pleasure when you prosper and succeed! Isn’t that a great picture of His heart towards you?

So, friends, I encourage you to do something TODAY that moves you closer to your dreams. You’re neither too young nor too old -- so go for it!

Say This: “Father, thank You that You’ve placed dreams in my heart and that through You all of those dreams are possible! Thank You that You delight when I prosper, and Lord I ask You to help me succeed. Please teach me and guide me, so these dreams You’ve put in my heart can come to pass in my life. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”