Thursday, November 15, 2007

I am SO thankful for Bible study

Y'all...it's Thursday morning and I'm just completely S-A-D!! Bible study is over!

I loved this particular study. I loved the group. I love the accountability. I love what I learned. I love what God showed me. I love how He spoke to me. I feel like we have been side by side for 10 beautiful weeks and now its time for Him to leave and go home. I hate this feeling.

It's OVER and I'm just sad. My group of amazing women and I have spent the last 10 weeks studying the Tabernacle..."A Woman's Heart, God's Dwelling Place" by the beloved Beth Moore.

Who knew the Tabernacle was so profound, so amazing, so beautiful, so meaningful, so full of depth, so full of Jesus, so full of His glory, so inspiring, so full of God's love for His people, so truly HIM!!! God's desire is to dwell with His people.
Oh, that touches me a little differently this morning as I reflect about what I have learned. He wants to dwell with me. ME!

This study has just blown me away. We are the current "house" for Jesus if you are a believer of Jesus. We are the light that should shine BRIGHTLY for the whole world to see. We are to shine BRIGHTLY my friends.

I am a changed human over this study. God has done a number on me and my heart.

I am so thankful for that. I mean truly grateful for our "now" God and His ability to get in there and do a number on each and every one of us. I love Him with all that I have. I thank Him with all that I have. I praise Him today for his perfect Word.

I hope you are in a small group or a Bible study where you can see, feel, study, and know our Most High Father! I pray that you are diligent with your homework and your time spent with Him. I pray that you do so out of complete desperation for MORE JESUS PLEASE!!!

I can't wait for our next study to begin after Christmas! Do you have any favorites that you would like to share as we pray about what to do next?? I'd love to hear what Bible studies have touched your soul.

Have a great day with Jesus!! I will add another workbook to my stack of "finished." My Bible will be in my possession at all times. I am an addict. I am addicted to Him and His Word. Don't you just love it???



Enjoy Him today! And shine brightly for all to see how awesome He is!
Blessings~

11 comments:

Joanne said...

Fran,

Your joy is contagious! Here on California time it is only 7am and I have my last Bible study this morning myself. We are finishing 'To Live is Christ' by Beth Moore. It is my first Beth Moore study. During the Christmas break I have talked my hubby to doing 'Believing God' alone with me. My bestest galpal got me the dvd's.

I can't wait! If studying God's word is an addiction, may there be no cure!

God Bless your day my friend, Joanne

Alana said...

Sounds like great stuff! I am reading "Praying God's Word: Overcoming Spiritual Strongholds" by Beth Moore right now with an accountability partner. It is good and very much needed by me!

Be sure to let us know what you pick next!

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

Oh I love all of Beth's stuff. I also love Jennifer Rothschild's studies.

I hate that first week when Bible study ends! I almost get homesick for the other ladies! Although God always uses the break to settle what He has shown me. Usually drives things in a little deeper.

By the way - TAG. Come check out the blog and see what's up.

steph.

Charity said...

I am asking for "A Woman's Heart" book for Christmas. I truly love me some bible study. I love feeling like Jesus is sitting right there beside me telling me just what He wants me to know!

We are trying to decide what to do next in my bible study group. We may also have to check out some Jennifer Rothschild as well.

Thanks for your sweet comment on my post about my sweet Mackenzie! You are a jewel!

Mr. and Mrs. D said...

I would love to do the updated version of Beth's tabernabcle study. I'll bet it is phenomenal.

I am currently taking the Patriarchs study and each week my study-mates and I leave in awe of our glorious King.

Praise Him!

BethAnne said...

Girl, I am with ya! I love Bible Study. Right now its Priscilla Shirer and she rocks.

Ang baylis said...

Hi Fran!

I know what you mean about being sad when the Bible study ends. I love the Beth Moore studies, and after I've done ALL of her studies I will try someone else. Maybe I should mix it up a bit. I appreciate this post as it will make me more open to other studies. I just love how Beth does her studies. I've never learned more than with her help! She is such a great vessel. I love how you put it that way on your profile. I haven't done the one you finished and I'll definitely put it on my list!

Have a great day!
Angie xoxo

Lindsee said...

SO glad your bible study was amazing and that you are a changed human. I love that!!! :)

Hope you have a great weekend!!

Lindsee

jennyhope said...

girl do not get me started!!!!

Here are my favorites in order. Some of them I have done over and over (i do buy a new workbook each time so I can't cheat).
1. A heart like His...I LOVE IT. I can relate so much!
2. Breaking free...it has been so good to me and I think I find myself going back to it once a year...you would think I would get it.
3. THE PATRIARCHS!! I loved it so much!!
4. Beloved Disciple & Jesus the One and Only are a tie...I love both of them.
5. I am doing the Psalm of Ascents "Stepping Up" now which is her newest one...it is so good!!
ok i am going to stop now. I am addicted to Jesus and studying the word to! I love love love the Tabernacle!!
Love you girl keep running hard!

Bev Brandon said...

You are so teachable! Deut. 32:47 - God's words are not IDLE words to you but they are your very life!

I tagged you on my blog.
I see you've been tagged already so just copy it...or something.

My favs
1. Daniel - chapter 4 changed me
2. Patriarchs - Jacob changed me
3. Loving Well - God changed me
4. Breaking Free - intro changed me
5. Beloved Disciple - session 2 changed me
6. Soul Talk - just did the 12 DVD's by myself---all lecture---and God moved in. We start the B.S. as a couple next week.
7. Stepping Up Psalm of Ascents is our Beth Moore study starting in January---CAN'T WAIT...
God has really used this woman in my life this past year and I can't get enough of the God in her.

CrownLaidDown said...

We have one more week in the Tabernacle...and this week off, so I am sadly going s-l-o-w-l-y through it...not wanting it to end. Perhaps she can add another 10 weeks for us sad ones???

Love your heart and so very thanful for you, Fran! Have a wonderful week with your crew.
Love,
holly

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