Good Morning Sweet Friends,
I hope this finds you having a great start to your day!
It's 56% humidity here in Tennessee, and I have to admit...my hair looks GOOD! :)
The injection I take each day has brought the ringlet curls of my baby years back to me, and I am diggin' them!
God is so gracious...took the curls away when I was 2 and my hair all fell out, brought it back straight for me to have during my preteen, teen and easily bothered 20s and 30s....then brought them back to me to savor during my 40s...a time when I really don't want to be mussing with me hair, love.
Okay, so I'm asking you to rise to a challenge with me this morning...will you go for it?
I want you to click here and read 1 Samuel 13:19 - 14:23.
Remember, pray first!
If you belong to Jesus Christ, then you have the Holy Spirit residing in you.
He is your teacher.
Ask Him for wisdom and understanding.
You can even ask Him to take away your fears about studying the Bible for yourself.
Tell Him that just for today, you really, really, really want to hear directly from Him...that you don't want someone else to tell you what to believe about God's Word, you want Him to teach you as any loving parent teaches their child.
Now, trust Him and dig in!
Read this passage as many times as you have to in order to get a grasp on what's happening.
Ask yourself...who are the main characters in this chapter?
What is the objective?
What's at stake?
Make a list on paper of any other questions that the Lord lays on your heart about this chapter as you read through it.
Please hear me here...hear my heart...the Lord has shown me something HUGE from this passage of Scripture and it would be so easy just to write it all out for you here, but I am desperate for you to know that you CAN learn to study for yourself.
So please, will you read it so we can have a good discussion?
After you've had your time before the Lord, will you come back here and post a comment telling us:
1. What questions arose for you as you read the passage?
2. What part was hard for you?
3. What did you learn?
and finally...but only for those who want extra credit points....
4. What would your chapter title for this passage be?
Let's just pretend that the verses I've given you to read are all in the same chapter.
Okay my friends, I must run....I've got some hungry little birdies waiting on me!
Much love to you today!
p.s. I know I should, but I'm not proof-reading today. :)