Christ over comfort.
As you all know, I started my first year in Bible Study Fellowship this year. I have always wanted to participate in BSF but since we travel at the drop of a dime to places that are usually out in the middle of nowhere, I have never been able to join. Now that they offer online classes I have been able to connect with a wonderful group of ladies from all over the US. It’s so nice to have a time of online fellowship. Luckily, since we are online, we haven’t skipped a beat with this whole COVID-19 pandemic going on. This year we have been studying Acts of the Apostles. This book has been such a phenomenal blessing to me in so many ways.
Seeing the boldness of Paul as he faces his trials and setbacks and continuously preaches the Gospel amazes me. Let me first say how much hope he gives me when he tells his testimony as a Pharisee who was a persecutor of Christians and now because of his vision on the road to Damascus is one of the most blazingly bold evangelists in the Bible. To see how God used Paul and to think of the ways He could use me if I only let him blows my mind.
During this time I have also been homeschooling my daughter and we have been using a bible curriculum called Wise Up, Wisdom in Proverbs. Doing these two studies at the same time has been amazing. I cannot tell you how much bible study has affected my life. I am in such a better place mentally, emotionally, and spiritually than I ever have been. I already take care of my physical needs by eating healthy and working out but being in the word and learning to apply it to my life has just fed my soul.
Since I have been learning and teaching I felt I should be sharing some of what I am learning. I have answered the call to reach out and teach a class to my sisters-in-law and my daughter who all live in New Mexico. I am teaching the Wise Up class online. This was a big step for me because I am a creature of comfort. I like my comfort zone and I had tons of excuses as to why I shouldn’t do it. I am so busy homeschooling my other three, I will neglect my blog, I won’t have any time for me. Paul has taught me that this life is not about my comfort. It is not about me. God kept nudging and I kept putting him off until I realized I cannot ignore Him anymore. The quote from our lecture in BSF that hit me the hardest was, “A courageous witness chooses godly obedience over personal comfort.” God is not calling me out to the masses, at least not yet. He wasn’t expecting me to minister out of a jail cell or at the threat of persecution. He was asking me to minister to my baby girl and my sisters out of the comfort of my home.
Someday I may have to face more uncomfortable situations for my Lord, but what he is calling me to do now is a no brainer. I have had to move some things around in my day and I have not been able to get to my blog. I don’t write blogs ahead of time so I am sorry if I have been MIA. I am a fly by the seed of my pants kind of woman these days, lol. I have had to miss a few weeks on my blog and have had to prioritize a little more of my time to get the class up and running, but I am still here. I am so excited to see Jesus at work in these girls and I am also excited to see the work He is doing in me as well! I will keep you all posted on how this all works out, Pray for us!
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Prayed for you. That’s amazing!