Thursday, September 24, 2015
Being a Student
Lately, I have been really craving time in God's Word. Time spent in study. My first thought is to feel guilty that I am not in a Bible Study and haven't been for a few years. But then I think about my life - raising three busy children, home educating them, managing the home God has provided for us and all that entails, serving, loving on and having friendships with others.
Then perhaps I might think that I could look on Amazon and find a great study and order that. But, then God reminds me that I don't need to be in a Bible Study to study my Bible. He gently nudges me with the truth that all I need to study His Word is the desire to crack open the Bible and a soft teachable heart to learn.
So grateful that this is something I can do right in my home and even in the midst of crazy. Please know that I am not discouraging participation in Bible Study outside of your home!!!! In fact I might be a teeny bit jealous.
Right now, my job is to be the one doing the investing in the three souls entrusted to my care. I need to be fed regularly by my own personal study and listening at church with an open heart. And when I find myself with a few minutes, I want to pull out a journal and my Bible and just read and listen.
How do you really dig in to studying the Bible?