As summer approached, I knew I wanted to start a Bible study and thought that I would do the Bible study through the LPM Blog, but they announced that they would not be doing one this summer because of their schedule and SSMT, but did list two studies that they might have done.
Well, I decided to do one of those studies on my own and since I had already read about Tammi Head's study, "Duty or Delight" I decided to do it.
And can I just say, I have no prior knowledge of the beautiful Tammie Head, but girls (and boys) this is one WONDERFUL - BEAUTIFUL - DEEP - DEEP - DEEP - HEART CHANGING STUDY!!!
If there is anything that will cause me to fall right into guilt and condemnation (and yes I know what Romans 8:1 says ~~ it is just one of those things that this girl's heart deals with ~~ the enemy knows where to strike, doesn't he?) guilt over not spending enough time in the Word and prayer - missed opportunities to share about my Jesus - dealing with a teenager that is running - guilt, guilt, craziness and more guilt. So in drops Tammie Head and this study, and did you catch the by-line? "knowing where you stand with God"
That right there gets an AMEN from me!!!
I am just wrapping up week one and can I just say........okay wait a minute, let me just let you hear from Tammie:
"Spiritual performance can wear a person out. Not even the best of us can stay "on" all the time. The beautiful news is that God didn't save us so we would keep Him happy. He saved us for soul-satisfying intimacy."
Can I get a serious AMEN?!! I mean seriously!! How many of us feel like we have to "perform" and then when we don't we feel guilty about our failed "PERFORMANCE"? Oh my stars ~~
I am just in week one and already marking my book right on up.........this is a GREAT study!! There are weekly Confidence Boosters in the form of Scripture and week one was "You are Chosen" with the Scripture being Ephesians 1:4 and since I have already memorized it as part of SSMT, I decided my SSMT for this time will be the verse for week 2.
Which is the Confidence Booster "I am Redeemed".
Now before I get to the Scripture, I'd like to invite you to join in on this Bible Study over at Woman's Bible Cafe. Here is the link. http://www.womensbiblecafe.com/2011/06/duty-or-delight-bible-study-starts-july-11-2011/
It starts on July 11 for six weeks on Mondays, so go to that link to join us in this wonderful study!!
Now onto Scripture:
I must tell you, that I'm just LOVIN' SSMT this year.
Having Scripture permeate my daily life has been life changing for me.
I say my Scripture every night when I lay my head on my pillow. It has been a wonderful time with the Lord all year!!! I know every night, I will be going to bed with Scripture going through my heart and it has been so helpful to my daily walk with the LORD. I love Him so!!!
My Scripture is:
"In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding."
This Scripture is so moving to me and such a deep reminder of the redeeming power of Christ through God's grace. It just touches me in a deep place.
So will you join me and others in the pursuit to know God better through His Word.
I'd just love it if you would.
Have a Blessed day ~~