Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Thankful Thursday--Bible Study

This week I started a new Bible Study at a community Women's Resource Center. Since I don't have a church home, I've been needing the accountability and encouragement to spend time in the Word, and hopefully find some community too.

I was half an hour late--it was on the same day as I have a late meeting (I knew I was going to be late and e-mailed the leader in advance.) I brought Hope with me, as we're still nursing, and I can't pump enough for daytime and evening (not to mention that I miss her!)

So I was late. I was stressed. I felt like the baby was distracting. I'm not used to the video format or that we didn't pray for each other at the end.

But God still met me there--He reminded me of truths I had memorized, and the value of a mustard seed's worth of faith.

So this week I'm thankful for:
--Jeannie, for the vision of starting a Community Women's Resource Center
--The presence of this organization, providing counseling and Bible studies for women of all different denominations
--The opportunity to study God's word
--The freedom we have to study, with our very own Bibles and without the worry of persecution or imprisonment

You can share your thanks with Laurie at Women Taking a Stand.


Denise said...

Thanks for being grateful sweetie.

LAURIE said...

Praise God for the new study that you have found. May your heart and spirit be renewed from it. Thank you for sharing your grateful heart with us here on TT! -Laurie

bp said...

That is wonderful you found this Bible study to attend. I hope it encourages you and you can encourage the others.

shopannies said...

I am so happy that you are attending a bible study that is wonderful It is just a mustard seed of faith that is required I love that story and sharing it with my sunday school class.

Laurie Ann said...

I'm glad you're doing the new study. Loved your blessings. Happy Thankful Thursday!

Heather@Mommymonk said...

Sounds like a good opportunity for you. I know how tough it is to be in between church homes and yet you still belong to the body of Christ, no matter where you are. May He continue to feed you and nuture you during this time.

Bonnie said...

Oh so true. We thank God for that freedom every Thursday night when we meet in our home for Bible study. Isn't it amazing how - even when something doesn't look or feel like we would like it to or expect it to, we find God there in the most amazing way? I pray you will be blessed by your study and God will use it to grow you!! Blessings.

Natalie Marie Guarascio said...

Congratulations on your Bible Study. I am glad you took a step of faith to get plugged in. :)