8 hours ago
Friday, February 11, 2011
The first day of our Ladies Bible study was last Tuesday. I am so glad to be studying grace with 18 other ladies from my church. It all began like this: A friend asked me many times to please do a study by Kay Arthur. I had led some by her in the past but had not recently. One Sunday she gave me the devotional book, Lord, I Need Grace to Make it Today as a birthday gift. She tells me she wants me to do this devotional study. I know in her mind she is thinking if I do it, I will lead it. It laid on my desk unopened for several weeks. One Sunday she asked me if I had started the book. I wanted to say YES, but that was not the truth, so I blurted out, "no, not yet, but I will". I went home and picked up the book and thought I owed it to her to do it. Afterall she had taken the time to buy it and give it to me and then even check on me to see if I had started it. I opened up the book and as I began to read I realized it was exactly what I needed. Little did I know at time that the Lord would actually be wanting me to lead this as a Bible study at our church. It wasn't too many days after I started it that a stirring began in my heart. Then my Ladies Bible study leader called asking me if I had anything in mind to lead. Nothing came to my mind except this devotional study. I am excited to be studying grace. It is a word we use often but I am sure I do not know the depths of the meaning of this word as pertaining to God's grace and living a life in the grace of God. How about you? Are you in a Bible study or beginning one soon?