Thursday, February 24, 2022

Thankful Thursday

 


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I don't have pictures to share and a list of things this week. I do have a story. I've talked about Bible study on here a lot recently and I have to tell you again how thankful I am for this group of small ladies that I get to see each week. We've been together since August and each week we have more and more fun. This particular week of homework wasn't one that we loved (I think we all agreed on this), so today our discussion went a whole other direction. I was surprised by it, because it wasn't what I'd planned, but I ask the Lord to lead us each week and I know that He did that today. 

I love these ladies and love that we can all learn from each other. I am one of the youngest in the group, with my friend Brooke being younger than me, and that was something I told them at the beginning, that we were there to learn from each other and that I was just there to help guide the discussion each week. I love that these ladies have walked life ahead of me and I love that a friend from my old church is in my group for the second time. I told her today that her voice is in my head about something she said to us a few weeks ago, but in a good way and it's changed my perspective. Again. 

Isn't that a beautiful picture of us living life alongside one another and the example that Paul teaches Timothy in Titus 2:4-6? 

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

I was feeling extra grateful for this as I sat and talked with my friend for a little longer after our study ended yesterday. This is why I love a small group setting and encourage friends to find one they can become involved with. It's so refreshing and encouraging! I dearly love them and I treasure our days of Bible study together. I never want it to end! 

I am also grateful for the gift of prayer. When I (or someone I love) am overwhelmed, I pray either for the situation in my life or in theirs. I've been doing a lot of that this week for people that I love! The Lord knows and He hears every single word that I utter. I'm so glad for that! Life is just hard sometimes and the burdens can be debilitating. I take such comfort from the Bible during these times, like this passage from Isaiah 43:1-2.

Now this is what the LORD says -- the one who created you, Jacob, and the one who formed you, Israel -- "Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and the rivers will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, and the flame will not burn you.

I am also thankful for the word of God.

What about you? Thanks for reading my blog, friends. Love to all. 


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2 comments:

  1. When I lead a bible study group - I loved we were all sorts of ages - from young moms - to single 20 somethings - to grandmas... & man oh man, we all learned something from each other. I so value that scripture that reminds us that we can learn from one another!

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  2. Rebecca Jo- yes! I love that about our small group. It's so important that we never think we're too old to do something. Everyone always has something to contribute when you've walked a life with Jesus.

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