Sunday, May 17, 2009

Always New

Anyone recognize this study? There should be a few of you! I adore Beth Moore bible studies. She really challenges us to dig into scripture and learn. I feel like her studies have encouraged me to study further in lots of areas. Currently I am doing Daniel for a second time. It is SO good.

I have found a new love for scripture. I grew up in a Christian home. You know from our stories that we love and serve the Lord. I knew all the bible stories as a child and my folks say I had a faith from the time I was little bitty. I don't know what is happening or why at this time but I feel like I can't get enough. I keep thinking about the person I want to be. I can't do it on my own. I can't be the wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend that I need to be without the power of the Holy Spirit. There are a few verses that come to mind right now.

Romans 12:2 "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."

Galatians 5:22-23a "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control."

Philippians 4:8 (New International Version)
8"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."

I want a renewed mind! I want to think on things that are right, true, etc. I want to display the fruit of the spirit in my life. I am praying for scripture to get deep down in my heart. Not just in my brain. I believe the need for discernment is growing each day. I need to know scripture so I can quickly recognize the false doctrines of this world.

Just some thoughts from my heart today.


  1. Very exciting to hear. Seeking Him with all your heart is the sure way to find Him.

  2. I recently experienced a season just like you described and now, after a breather, I am praying for that hunger to return. Even though we know that God is always with us, there is something special about those times of intensity with Him and the study of His Word that are truly special...spiritual markers in our lives.

    I grew up in a Christian home as well and found myself taking my relationship with Jesus for granted. After all, He's been a part of my life for as long as I can remember and will always be, but for a time I didn't make Jesus the priority...the central focus...that He should be in my life. It is amazing what can happen in our lives when we let Jesus lead us. I just wish complete surrender was easier for me!

    Great post! Thanks for sharing your heart!

  3. I loved hearing about your hunger for God's word. This week will be hard since we won't have our homework to do. Sometimes I feel so lost trying to read and understand scripture by myself. Beth gives such insight and makes it easy to understand. I pray that someday God will open my mind and heart enough to study His word with confidence.

    Thanks for bringing Melissa to Bible study. She seems really nice and I think I do know her dad. Small world.

  4. I took a class at Central Christian this past pear called The Christian Home. It was wonderful! You should look into it. It really explores what God has planned for us as wives, moms and women of faith. I learned so much and it was very convicting. Plus the leaders were awesome women!

  5. I love that verse in Matthew:

    Matt 5:6
    6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. (NIV)

    That's what you've got going on girlfriend - don't lose it!

    I have very clear memories of my Mom on her knees at the side of her bed with her Bible out in front of her, her prayer journal, and her heart turned to God. I have about 30 years of her prayer journal - the woman seriously journaled her prayers daily for THIRTY ENTIRE YEARS! (She used the YWAM prayer journal for the largest number of years - My Grandma was just like that, too!

    What a rich heritage!

    I wanna be a Godly woman, too! THAT, my friend, is something neither you nor I will EVER regret or wish away!

    So... I make worship my priority - even when life's heartaches and burdens seem too heavy - even if tears are streaming down my face - I choose to worship. And I hide God's word in my heart. And I gather with other Godly women for accountability and study. I gotta. It's what gives me the strength to draw the next breath. Without God where would I be? How could I continue? How could I make it through these trials? How could there be joy in life? Who else knows EXACTLY what I've been through, thought, done, and welcomes me with His righteous embrace?

    I could ramble more... it's been a week! But I'll shut up. Love your heart, girl!

  6. Beautful thoughts from your heart, Farm Chick. I'm thanking God for daughters who serve God and that they have a community of believing women with which to walk their walks of faith.

  7. ..."and in her tongue is the law of kindness." This is the one God has been dealing with me of late. Tricky little bugger the tongue!