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With God All Things Are Possible- Even 9 Months of Intensive Bible Study

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With God All Things Are Possible- Even 9 Months of Intensive Bible Study

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Throughout the process of my Discipleship Training School with YWAM God gave me hope for a life with purpose.  During that time the Lord had been clear in calling me to go deeper and build a foundation of faith in Him, and for me that meant doing a Chronological School of Biblical Studies.

After the first day of introduction to the Inductive Method, the technique we would be using to study the Scriptures, the fear of failing overcame me. Would I ever be able to understand this? Was I smart enough? I was convinced that God had been mistaken to call me to do this school because there would be no way that I could shoulder that amount of work for nine months straight. I was just about to purchase a flight home when Mark my school leader came to talk and pray with me. I had been running away from challenges that seemed insurmountable all my life, and instinct to leave was no different. I tended to focus on what I can do, not what is possible with God. After some debate, I decided to stay and give it a shot.

 “Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." Matthew 18:26

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I can truly say that I didn’t finish this school by my own strength and capability- God was faithful to sustain me and fill me up over and over again. 

During the school, He spoke to me “that I would find a calling in life that sustains the yearning in my heart for purpose if I stuck with the school.” Now I am about to step into the next season, doing the Titus Project, beginning to teach the word and educate others about what has given me life. 

 CSBS showed me how much I need and want to depend on the Lord for all the trials ahead in life. He never broke his promise to take care of me and lead me faithfully, and He never will. I have only scratched the surface of the Living Word and I can’t wait to continue studying and applying it to my life daily and teaching others to do so as well. 

 

The Bible is not some ancient book full of outdated stories, it has the power to be applied to every situation we find ourselves in today.

“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword,it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Hebrews 4: 12 

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The author Karl, completed the Chronological School of Biblical Studies here at YWAM San Diego/ Baja and is about to start the Titus Project here.

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With God All Things Are Possible- Even 9 Months of Intensive Bible Study
Just Scratching the Surface.

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Just Scratching the Surface.

Although I have a better understanding than I did 8 months ago, I now know more than ever that I am just scratching the surface. The fullness of His Glory simply cannot be revealed within a limited time or circumstance. So, I suppose I have learned that I just need to learn more, that in this life there will never be a “final day” of learning about God through his word. I will always be sitting at the desk with Jesus teaching me, and that excites me!

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Just Scratching the Surface.
The Place of Learning

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The Place of Learning

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My life is drastically different today than it was one year ago, or even six months ago. It all started by me saying “yes” to what the Lord was telling me to do. One year ago, almost to the day, the Lord told me to “remain in a place of learning.” I had been praying about what my next step of life would be, either doing a C-SBS with YWAM or joining full time staff.

Today, in the middle of my C-SBS, the Lord showed me just how silly my thoughts and preconceived ideas were. How I had already decided what this place of learning  would look like in my life, but He had different ideas in mind. At the time I was praying, I assumed the C-SBS was what the fulfillment God was speaking, and it was definitely part of it. But today, as I go deeper in the Word, I am not only thankful for the amount of learning I have embarked on so far in this C-SBS, but I’m blown away by how much bigger God’s plans for me to remain in a place of learning. HIs plans are bigger than I ever expected.

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I’ve now realized what God meant by this: I should never stop learning, and I need to continually position myself to be a lifelong learner. There are so many more schools in YWAM I would love to do and so many things that I would love to learn, but one thing I do know is that I will never be done learning. Yes, there will be a time in my life where I won’t be in the traditional classroom setting I am in now, but as I step out into leadership roles in the future, it will be just as important for me to remain in a place of learning, as it is during my time in the C-SBS.

In this season I’m building my foundation on the Word of God and I now realize it is not Biblical wisdom to ever think that there is a time where I will stop learning. So today, I am laying down my expectations for my life. I will choose to remain in a place of learning and allow the Lord to take total control of leading my life, because His purposes and ideas for me are way better than I could ever even dream. 

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The author, Jack, is a current student of our C-SBS running in San Antonio Del Mar. 

 

Are you interested in learning more? Check out more information about the secondary courses offered at YWAM San Diego/Baja by clicking HERE.

 

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The Place of Learning