In everything giving thanks-4

Today I am especially thankful for my Bible study group. I’ve said before here on this forum and no doubt I’ll say it again but I am humbled and grateful for the privilege to study God’s Word with a group of women so passionate about knowing Christ. The Lord has been so good to us, to teach us and convict us and (please, Lord) change us. We’ve wrestled with some difficult truths as we’ve made our way through the book of Hebrews and I’ve loved our honest and authentic conversations as we strive to understand the ways of our God. To borrow my own words from another post (with appropriate changes):

My heart wells as I think of the Monday nights Wednesday mornings we’ve spent together, our Bibles and workbooks open, our conversation honest and authentic, and the table living room we gathered around becoming the Holy of Holies as our God is faithful to meet with us week after week. What grace, that He would “stoop down” to join our little group of very ordinary, very weak, very desperate women!

While I know that my journey is mine, independent of anyone else, and one I must choose to make though none go with me, I am so thankful that at this point in my walk, I do not make the journey alone. These, my friends, my sisters, my Bible study girls, walk beside me. Their support and love and prayers overwhelm me and sustain me. I’ve told them many times–and I’ve meant it each time–they are each a testimony of God’s grace and goodness to me. That I would have the incredible privilege to study God’s Word with them, those godly women and serious students of His Word–it’s only His grace!

So, to my girlfriends: What a ride! We were (are) encouraged; we were (are) challenged. We all pray we will never be the same again. We sought God together (seeking Him still) and did we ever find Him! I love you all!

I wrote that a couple of years ago upon finishing up a different study yet the sentiment remains very much the same. I thank God for my fellow Bible students, my friends and sisters committed to meeting together on Wednesday mornings. Oh, the Lord is good to us!

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Author: Lisa Spence

Wife, mother, Bible teacher, bibliophile, occasional blogger

4 thoughts on “In everything giving thanks-4”

  1. Study of His Word with sisters really does become a Holy of Holiest things. I leave my Tuesday/Wednesday groups knowing a sure confidence in the work He has given me to do. What a privilege! What a delight! He feeds His sheep and satisfaction is found in Him.

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