We may not get to choose if we face trials, but we do have power to decide how we respond to them. In this lesson, you'll explore the importance of ministering strength to yourself during difficult seasons, and how your darkest moment may be the last step before your destiny.
We remain plugged in to His plan for our lives to the degree we stay connected to His promises. Pastor Bill shares in lesson two how to draw inner strength from God's words to us, maintaining a posture of trust even in the deepest, darkest mysteries we face.
In lesson three, Pastor Bill shares why thanksgiving is the gateway to God's presence—the perfect backdrop for the breakthrough we contend for. You'll glean insight on how overcome hopeless feelings, how to steward your disappointments well by choosing promise over perception, and why thanking God in the midst of trials is the rarest of sacrifices with the sweetest reward.
Moving from hopelessness to hope takes work—sometimes we have to lead with the body until the heart follows. Lesson four unveils the significance of rejoicing with our whole selves, providing fresh insight on encounters with God's heart and character.
As Pastor Bill explains the power of praying in the Spirit, you'll be activated in your own prayer life and strengthened in the faith that attracts God's promises. You'll grow in understanding of the link between faith, prayer, and promises, as well as the importance of co-laboring with God in obtaining the inheritance He has for you.
Your arsenal for victory is hidden in the power of your testimony! You'll learn all about testimony in this sixth teaching, including the importance of keeping a treasury of God's faithfulness, and how recounting and rehearsing your history with God can shift your perspective and even alter your circumstances.
In lesson seven, you'll master the art of protecting your heart in fragile seasons. Pastor Bill explains that though our minds and hearts are not public property, we remain their stewards. You'll gain new insight in how to simplify your focus, the significance of an undivided pursuit, and practical ways to keep the gates of your heart.
In our final lesson, Pastor Bill ties together all eight teachings with a single exhortation: a call to celebrate what God has deposited in us before it bleeds into our actions. You'll learn how to rejoice your way into joy, the wellspring of internal strength, and you'll discover how what you become is directly tied to that which you celebrate.
Larry Sparks, publisher of Destiny Image, interviews Pastor Bill about Strengthen Yourself in the Lord.