Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Bible Study

I've gotten involved in a group Bible study. It began this morning - we are studying David in "Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed" with speakers Priscilla Shirer, Beth Moore, and Kay Arthur.

I'm thankful to have structured study in my life again. Someone teaching me rather than me writing - that's a good thing.

But, this morning I met new people. I am doing the study at Gretna UMC and found friends there from Faith-Westwood and some others that I knew when I was at GUMC previously. But, new people ... that have a love for scripture and a heart that searches after God. That's exciting!

I sat down beside a young girl - the instruction was that we were to sit beside someone we didn't know. Within moments we were discussing our impressions of scripture and David, God and ourselves. Because we were in this type of environment, initial barriers were crossed immediately.

This is just another of those things that happens when people study scripture and search after God together. I haven't paid too much attention to it, but the truth is, my friendships have deepened and become more intimate due to the fact that I spend time searching out the truths of God alongside them.

It's so much more than seeing each other on a Sunday morning or at a choir rehearsal or in a workplace. It's that whole 'deep calls unto deep' thing. As we look into the heart of God together, we learn what it means to be friends.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You said it, girl! I am so thankful that you are with us for bible study - I know the early hours are hard on a body. (grin) How cool that you are making new friends - with God's help! Love you~