19. When you don’t know who God is

Meet my newest soul sister, or perhaps you already know and love her, Tara-Leigh Cobble. She’s on a mission to find all the joy and she’d love for you to come along with her. In this episode, Tara-Leigh and I discuss about 100 things I’m passionate about, but especially how we have been created to know who God is, have fellowship with Him, and how we have unlimited access to Him through His very Word.

 In this episode, we discuss:

  • How knowing the character of God can carry you through the hardest of seasons
  • How to hold steadfast to who God says He is, instead of letting your circumstances define Him and your theology
  • How reading the Bible chronologically can change your life
  • 3 mistakes we often make when studying God’s Word
  • How to start reading the Bible on your own, but not alone

Scripture Mentioned:

  • Psalm 16:11
  • Psalm 145:17

Resources Mentioned:

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Quotes from this episode:

The God I was seeing as I was reading scripture– I felt like I didn’t know Him. I wasn’t even sure I liked Him. -TLC

Press in. This is the part you want to back away. You want to think God is disappointing. Lean in. The good stuff is on the other side of the struggle. -TLC

He met me in my brokenness. And He revealed Himself to me and I saw a gentleness, a tenderness, a patience with me. -TLC

The Lord was my life raft. It didn’t mater what you threw at me. The Lord was good; His love was near and dense and rich and thick, and nothing could shake my confidence in Him. Because I had spent all that time with Him showing me who He is. -TLC

He is where the joy is. -TLC

By spending time in His word, by spending time getting to know Him, I’ve started to become like Him in ways I had always tried to be before but was forcing. He is forming those things in me. His Spirit is at work in me. -TLC

I believe we are all driven towards joy. What is the least painful and the most delightful. -TLC

As you learn more, it opens up your capacity to love more. -TLC

My heart needs to keep learning about the Lord. -TLC

I was being robbed. All I had was a second-hand relationship with Him. -TLC

The Lord’s love, His goodness, His provision, you’ll never tap into the depth of it– until you tap into His Word. -TLC

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