My daughter Ashley and I have been doing Beth Moore Bible studies together since her and her tribe moved from San Antonio, Texas to Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, from a 23-hour drive from each other to a 3-hour drive makes me smile and be hopeful. While we do not complete the individual, daily homework of the Bible study together, we are, however, able to come together to review and discuss the weeks' study using modern technology via FaceTime. Her coming home spurred us onto greater things and doing Bible studies together was one of those great feats we've been treasuring.
I treasure the time I spend in the Word of God and the time I spend with Ashley discussing what we've encountered in our studies. Malachi 3:16 says, "Then those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lord listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honored his name." It sends butterflies through my stomach and goose pimples up my arms knowing the Lord is listening in on our conversation as we discuss His Word, and not only that He is keeping a written record leaves me stunned and in awe.
We have been studying with Beth Moore, beginning with Esther, followed by David, Seeking a Heart Like His. We recently finished, studying most of Genesis through Moore's study, The Patriarchs, Encountering the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, - on Monday - and on Monday we began Daniel, Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy. The last time I studied the book of Daniel was when my twin sons were beginning the 11th grade and for their Bible lessons we did Beth Moore's, Daniel study. I will never forget that experience; studying the Word - the book of Daniel - with my sons. They resolved to learn at the beginning of the study and learn they did.
Today (not really today, but the day I created the page above) I began reading the new book by Rachel Hollis, Girl, Wash Your Face. In the very first chapter, besides Rachel saying things like, "You must choose to be happy, grateful, and fulfilled...and make that choice every single day, regardless," she also said something that helped her was to figure out what made her happy and to do those things, "spend more time doing those things that feed your spirit!" Rachel, girlfriend, studying the Word feeds my spirit!
It is SPIRIT FOOD that truly feeds my spirit - and makes me happy! So, in this season, I am making every effort to every day feed my face and fuel my spirit with the Word of God. 4 / 18 / 2018