Friday, April 25, 2014
Changed & Transformed
I am currently in a new Online Bible Study entitled "Living So That" by Wendy Blight...and boy is it impacting my life in powerful ways, I started Online Bible Studies through Proverbs 31 ministries a little over a year ago and with each study I have found God speaking into my life at important life changing moments. A year ago my Grandfather had quadruple bypass surgery, as a family we gathered by his side, prayed, and had faith that Gods will would be done. He successfully came out of surgery and spent the next year of his life changing every person he came in contact with. Gods plans for him were not over yet! That summer we did a study "When Women Say Yes to God"....God shocked me with his amazing plans when he dropped an amazing opportunity in my lap one that was also an answer to many years worth of prayer. Still although it was clear I was hearing Gods voice speak to me I was unsure, I had reservations, the devil laid doubt heavy upon my heart. But this study helped give me the push I needed to say YES...YES!
This point in my life I have felt a void like something was missing. I believe, I have faith, but I couldn't figure it out. This bible study has changed and transformed my life one chapter at a time. I never really understood what it meant to take the next step in my spiritual life. To take God and truly make him a priority and thirst for his word and what he has to teach me. With each chapter I learn more and more about what God desires for my life as his follower, how I can learn, pray, and deepen my relationship with God.
This is life changing, never again will I be content with a surface level relationship with God. One where I can just attend church or attend a bible study here or there. I want to dig into his word daily, pray all the time, and share this great news with others. There is so much more then just believing, of asking the spirit into your life. Not that these things are not important they are a great foundation. But once that foundation is firm it is time to take the next step in your relationship. This study is doing just that...helping me take baby step after baby step to learn what it means to not just believe but to be a follower of Christ.