Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Plugged In

Wow, what a great season of Bible study it's been. Yesterday we viewed the last video and thereby officially completed 'A Woman's Heart God's Dwelling Place'. I so wish someone had forwarned me to bring tissues. It was a wonderful study and I loved learning the significance of the Tabernacle and what it means for me today and forever. No spoilers here, but I highly recommend it.

I've just got to say, if you have never been part of a small-group Bible study before, can I encourage you to give it a try? Whatever your background, season of life, schedule, I guarantee God has something special to say to you from His Word. I have been a Christian more than half my life, have read my Bible on my own, but it wasn't until about 4 years ago that I participated in my first women's small-group Bible study (Beth Moore's 'Believing God'). That study changed how I go about my life. I've loved God since I was 15 years old, but God, through that study, touched my heart all over again. And that was absolutely the coolest thing in the world to me. He has and continues to speak directly into the circumstances of my life and I love that. I can't get enough. I don't know what took me so long to catch on. Jeremiah 33:3 says Call unto me and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.

The other thing I've so enjoyed about small-group study has been the women I study with. We come from all denominations; have different backgrounds and history; even our ages vary. But that's what's so neat - to see how God's Word can speak so differently and so specifically to each of us in the season of life we're each in. That's only the power of God. I love Him for that. And I love what these women have come to mean to me.

May God bless you in your journey...

1 comment:

LynnSC said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.. and the prayers. I love that about God's people. Compassionate and caring.

I too, have come to love small group studies. There are several women that meet at my house on Tuesday nights for Bible study. I love them... and the chance to study God's Word with them. We just finished up Beth's Wising Up series from her website. Awesome. We are hoping to start A Women's Heart in May... but we are hoping to be able to find someone in our area to let us borrow the DVD's without having to buy them ourselves. Pray for that as well.

Thanks so much for your support. I visit your page often to see if you have posted again. Lynn