When we were still in Canada this summer I found out that my Wednesday morning Bible study would be doing Beth Moore's study on James. I was very excited about this as my mother-in-law had just finished this study with her Wednesday morning Bible study and said it was a great study. Little did I know at the time that God would have me studying James from September to July.
On Thursday's at lunch time another MAF lady and myself teach a Bible study for the ladies in the MAF office. We decided that since we would be studying James already that we will study James with the ladies in the office as well. Our format for the office is a little different as the end of the month gets a little busy for them. So we only meet the first two Thursdays of the month. We spend both of these weeks on one chunk of James, so you can see we are taking our time going through the book.
In my Wednesday Bible study we have finished the Beth Moore study, and now have moved on to Judges. I am happy to say that for the first time I finished all of the homework for one of her studies. I thank God that He gave me the strength to get it done, and on time.
So at this season of my life God has asked me to study James a little deeper. What I have learned already is pretty amazing. The two things that stand out to me so far are... One, to live out, my faith in God and Jesus Christ my Savior, in every day life. Two, how am I using my tongue? Is it bringing glory to my God or destroying what He has created? It is not always easy to do these things, but with God's help all things are possible.
As I continue to study what God says in James, I ask you to pray with me, that I would listen to Him and that I would not give up when things get tough. That I would allow myself to be molded by the potter's hands.