i may have mentioned it before that i am very blessed. i have a wonderful husband, three beautiful girls, great family and friends, a good job, a awesome house......i could go on and on. but one of the blessings in my life that i forget to mention is my bible study.
i have done my share of "beth moore" or different "book" based studies...which were all great, but i knew i needed and wanted more. i wanted to dig in to God's word without directions from a book...yet i didn't know how to do this. of course i had read my bible (not cover to cover), but it didn't always make sense. it was always great reading, but it wasn't necessarily personal. i know that i tried to find things that related to me or some situation i was in, but was i truly reading to learn more about God....or was i just reading? don't get me wrong, i don't judge why or how someone reads their bible...if it is being cracked open, that is awesome!!! i just knew i wanted more.
in psalm 109:105 it says that "your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path." well, i needed that light and i wanted to find it directly at the source. i wanted to let Him speak to me. but i just couldn't figure out how to do it on my own. i needed a little direction, but didn't want it from another book....i wanted it from an actual person.
well, that lucky person became my mother in law!! she was willing to dive in head first with me, along with one of my dearest friends. this was over two years ago (hard to believe)! this past year another dear friend was able to join us. i can say nothing but wonderful things about our little group and about all we have learned. we have dove in, letting the words sink down deep and letting the Holy Spirit rise up and work in each one of us! definitely a God thing!!
anyway, i could go on and on, but that was not entire reason for this post. it just made me think of them because as i was sitting down studying the other day, God really spoke to my heart. when God reveals something to me, i want to share it (i am like a teenager....who can i tell first). so as i am sitting there, getting all excited...thinking, "i can't wait to share this at bible study" when i look down and see that it was from a totally different book than what we are studying in our group. as a group we have been studying Genesis, but on my own i have been studying 2 Samuel. well, 2 samuel is where i found something really cool. i thought to myself, "darn it, i can't share it now, it has nothing to do with what we are studying." but then i got to thinking again (i do a lot of that), why not? why not share it with them, but why not share it with anyone willing to hear? so here it is........(i couldn't find my NLV version online to cut and paste...so i just snapped a pick of my own bible)...........
*He has chosen me!
*He is with me!
*He will destroy my enemies!
*His name will be made great through me (i may question this one a little ;-))
*He has/will provide for me!
*He keeps me safe!
*of Jesus the Messiah
*He has made His Kingdom strong
*He has built a temple (in each of us)
*He has established the throne of His Kingdom in Heaven...forever!!!