Five Friday Favorites – 10/04/19

  1. It has been one week since Revive ‘19, and I have such good news for you! Seriously—did you know that ALL of the sessions from the conference are available to watch online this month?! Stop right now (right now!), ask God to bring to mind a friend who would be encouraged by these messages, then text her and make plans to watch them together this weekend! Once you’ve done that, grab the cutest notebook you own, and get ready to take lots of notes as you dive into God’s Word!
  1. Dear lonely high school student, “consider this your notification: there are students all over this world who are fully dedicated to loving Jesus through obedience. You aren’t alone, even though you may feel like it. Your people are out there, and when you find them, get ready for some of the greatest blessings that God gives. High school is so much shorter than it feels. Just keep your eyes on Jesus and be patient.” (If this resonates with you, read this one again and again and again, and know we are rooting for you!)
  1. “Lies about guys. Lies about singleness. Lies about dating. We’ve all been there. We’ve all had that moment or season where we’ve looked to something other than God to bring us satisfaction. In the end, it never works. It never satisfies. Instead of staying stuck in the lies, stuck in the trap, and stuck chasing after the wind, we need to get back to truth.” In this video, Kristen Clark and Bethany Beal open up God’s Word to help us combat five of the most popular lies that girls believe about singleness and dating.
  1. Psalm 139 includes one of the most familiar verses in all of Scripture: “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” But what does it mean when it says “fearfully and wonderfully”? Dannah Gresh did an incredible job addressing this verse during her message last weekend—but I should warn you, she had a whole lot to say about humility.
  1. For too long, Katherine Forster says she saw daily Bible reading and Bible study as part of some contract with God. “If I did it often enough, for long enough, and well enough, then God would love me. Then I would be a good Christian,” she thought. “But that’s dead wrong. What if we changed the way we looked at our Bibles? . . . What if we dedicated ourselves to getting to know the writer of this story, the Author of our lives?” This weekend, “come to the Lord in humility and ask Him to help you know Him and understand His Word. Every story has to start somewhere.”

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About Author

Katie Laitkep is a hospital teacher, a seminary student, and a Lyme patient living in Texas, where God continuously sustains her through Scripture, dry shampoo, and Mexican food. She blogs her journey through medical treatment at with the hope that her words will be a picture of the Lord’s perfect faithfulness in chronic pain; for even in suffering, God is good.

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