Wendy Blight…the author of “Living so that…” is a Bible study that I am currently doing. She is taking me on a deep spiritual journey where the Word is saturating my being. The information that I am receiving and the spiritual insight obtained from the Word are precious little nuggets of gold that I am using to fill up my spiritual bank account.
I am in a happy place…and communicating with my Heavenly Father on a daily basis. Not out of duty, but simply because I want to know Him better. Every week the study takes us through different #so that’s’
Chapter 1: Jesus came so that…
Chapter 2: God spoke so that…
Chapter 3: Praying so that….
Each week there is a memory verse. I remember as youth I was required to memorise Bible verses and I fell out of the habit when I grew older and life consumed the place of a God….His Word. I love that I am back in a place where I am doing it again. The difference then and now…is that I crave to do it. I desire the scripture and see it for what it is, an absolute necessity…it is nourishment for my soul. Man cannot live on bread alone but by every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of a God.
During these three weeks…I have not only been reading a lot of scripture and when I mean a lot…it definitely is a lot. It’s a Study that requires you to be in the Bible constantly…referencing and cross referencing as well as a whole lot of introspection. I am getting convicted by the a Word and I am making changes and praying that the Holy Spirit will lead and guide me always.
I am blogging…simply because the study has a blog hop each week and I want to be an active participant. I missed the last two weeks. 😦 Not a writer but I wanted to blog it so that I can mark some of the learning tools that I am using and in doing so show how I have incorporated these tools in my life.
For example making personalized encouragement Bible verses boxes for three of the ladies who assist me with children’s ministry. I have enjoyed personalizing those verses with their names, cutting and folding them and placing them in the boxes. Whilst doing it, praying for each one individually. I loved going through their Facebook pictures and finding a pic that I really like that showed their true beauty so that I could print it out and attach it the the boxes as well as writing them a note at the back of it as to what they mean to me. Encouragement…we all need that…I need it too and therefore I loved this idea so much. This Friday at a dinner invite that I made to all of them, I will be passing it on.
The other tool was prayer triggers. This is amazing…I asked two of my friends to pass me something they liked so every time I saw it I could bring them to remembrance and pray for them. This I have already applied and it is working beautifully.One of these friends loves nature, trees and plants. The weather here in Germany is getting better, trees blossoming with life and it is the perfect trigger to keep her in prayer. In my apartment, added a pot plant to the kitchen window sill to remind me of her when I am not outdoors.
We are only half way through this study but I see the transformation occurring in my life. Approaching the Word and praying is to get closer to God. Jesus came and made this possible. I can boldly enter the throne room of grace and ask…but also come through with an attitude of humbleness and thankfulness. Wow…do you ever think about that…that you can just step into God’s presence and make your needs known? Do you understand the gravity of what you are doing? It blows me away…just pondering on that thought alone.
Change is happening and for the better. I am embracing the new me…the Christ in me and for those who are reading this, I challenge you to do the same. Get out of your comfort zone. There is power that you have free access to, the very same power that raised Christ from the dead, use it!
Your sister in Christ