Wednesday, October 10, 2007

the mind reels

Oh folks. Can I just tell you how awesome Wednesdays are for me? I wake up around 5:30 a.m. because I'm so excited to get my day going. BSF is the biggest blessing of my week. I can't believe God lets me go! It's the best Bible study I think I may have ever done. Please don't take offense to that. It's just that God knew exactly when I'd be prepared for this. He knew the absolute perfect time in my life for me to begin BSF and now I'm salavating each week with what I will learn and what the lecture will be like. The lecture... oh the lecture! I think it's safe to say that if I could stalk these girls and soak up every bit of their Biblical knowledge without getting weird looks, I would. They are so stinkin' smart! I'm like a kid in the candy store during lecture time. I know they must think I'm a HUGE nerd! I scribble and scribble away so much that my wrist hurts because I'm taking so many notes. I carry away so much from them my mind reels to catch up with everything I've just taken in. It's been absolutely amazing! I'm in love. I love everything about how BSF works and the content of the homework is awesome. I don't think I have to tell you how much I love the lectures, but I will. :) I LOVE them! I just keep thinking about how lucky I am to get to sit in with all these amazing, smart, women and I get to learn from them. It's so exciting to see what jewel God has for me each day. And it's there, as promised, waiting to be dug out. Somedays are harder than others to find it, but the thrill of the hunt is there! I am having the time of my life. It's been so neat to take in each part of Jesus' early life and drink it in bit by bit. And then turning it around and applying it to my life today... Ya'll there's no joking when you hear the phrase "Living Bible". Each and every part of the Bible has some meaning to today. Even if it's just something that happened to put today in motion 300 years ago, it's got an impact on today. I think the most amazing thing I'm learning is that what happened 2000 years ago, God meant for me to learn about and apply today. It's just so cool! There's no way my mind would have been able to handle all this a few years back. God is amazing ya'll. Simply amazing. I'll be sharing more thoughts as the week goes on. And if you've never heard of BSF please check out www.bsfinternational.org and find a host church in your area. You will absolutely love it! I encourage everyone to at least try it. You'll learn so much more about the Bible, God, Jesus, and yourself than you ever thought you would. I thought I knew the Bible pretty well. Not as well as some, but not as little as others. In doing this study I've realized I really didn't know much at all! I know the "blanket" stories, but haven't ever really gotten to the meat of most of them. BSF takes you there, and then some sometimes! Look it up, check it out. You won't regret it!

Lord I'm in awe of your work in me this past month. It's been a rollercoaster to say the least, but one I'm happy to ride on any time! It's so exciting to open your word each day now. Our time together is what I look forward to each morning. I can't wait to wake up tomorrow and see what you've got for me. Thank you for the amazing women you have put in place at BSF. Thank you for their dedication, knowledge, and care for each participant. And thank you for the wonderful woman you sent to tell me about it. I am blessed to be able to go with two amazing friends and sit among such great women. I'm even starting to enjoy the hymns! Thank you thank you thank you Lord! My desire is to know you and become more like you. I hunger for your word each day, and can't wait for tomorrow!

Oh girls. Somebody shout an Amen with me!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

AMEN!!!!

Shonda said...

AMEN! I also getting into the word! Keep going sister!!

Blessings in Christ--

Shonda said...

I meant I also LOVE getting into the Word! I'm blubbering online. :)
Blessings--

Bev Brandon said...

Amen!!!!!!

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