Currently, I am doing a fantastic Beth Moore bible study called David Seeking a Heart Like His. I am not sure how many of you have been in bible studies before. There are several things I love about doing bible studies.
One, you can be in a group of women or men and you can have authentic fellowship with them.
Two, there is nothing sweeter that brings a group together than prayer and digging in the Word of God together.
Three, getting deeper into the Word of God gives you those intimate moments with Him. Since I love learning, I love that my assignments are reading and spending time alone with God.
I love reading and studying God’s Word. It is not only fascinating it helps me to understand who God really is. If you want to follow someone, you should get to know them and His Word will do exactly that.
If you are not a believer, the Word of God may not make much sense to you. If you would like to have a conversation about committing your life to Christ drop me an email or you can follow this link .
If are a believer in Christ, studying The Word of God is essential to gaining a mature relationship with Him.
I am not here to sell you on bible studies. I enjoy them for the reasons I listed. What I am encouraging you to do today is to pick up your Bible and dig into God's words, which can be done in a number of ways.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Christ communicates to us with His Word and what an amazing opportunity to have that kind of intimate relationship with our Creator. As a servant of Christ, Paul tells us in Timothy that His word is for teaching, correction and disciplined development.
Paul also tells us in Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
You see when I get “busy” in my life and I begin to wander from that intimate time spent alone with God. My heart begins to wander. My mind begins to wander. My thoughts and attitudes begin to stray from God’s will to my own will.
God’s Word is living and active. When I need a Word from God, every time, I can ask Him to open my heart and guide me to what he wants me to learn. It is not always immediate because sometimes He is working something else out in me. Many times, however, I will go right to a passage and God will guide me and comfort me with the words that I read because He desires that relationship with me.
Recently, the past several weeks, I felt like there was a distance between God and myself. I just kept feeling like there was something He needed to teach me so I was feeling this turmoil. Literally, like an oil spill this attitude has been pouring out all over my family.
This struggle felt deep in my soul and I was feeling sadness and heartache. Finally, after wrestling this one through with God and digging in His Word, I just asked Him for forgiveness of any bad feelings that I have been harboring.
I asked Him to forgive me for my attitude, my negative feelings, and the thoughts I may have been having toward anyone. Sometimes those thoughts are not clear and we don’t always know where they are coming from or who they are directed at but God knows.
He also has the power and authority to forgive and heal our thoughts and attitudes.
Sometimes, like this Hebrews verse says, His Word needs to pierce into our soul and judge the thoughts and attitudes of our heart so He can remove them and train us in the way he wants us to go.
In our world today, we often times don’t want anyone judging our thoughts, our actions, or our attitudes. We feel like we have ownership over them and they become off-limits.
Sometimes those thoughts, attitudes, and desires of our hearts are breaking our fellowship with Him and they need corrected, possibly rebuked, and retrained.
His Word can guide us. It can lead us in the way He wants us to go. We have to be willing to take the first step. Open God’s Word today. He has something He needs to tell you.
Grass withers and flowers fade away, when the LORD's breath blows on them, but the word of our God will stand forever. Isaiah 40:8