I know all of us come from different faiths and I respect that.
But, as I've told you, I have been in BSF for the the last 3 years, sometimes grudgingly loading the tot in the car in the freezing snow. Every year, I would say I wasn't sure I would come back b/c of the commitment.
Then something unusual happened. I received a call in August to be a leader. This is a huge honor and commitment. Now I would be loading the tot 2 days and I would be doing way more research in the bible.
But, I knew somehow that this was from God. Usually, the way God works with ME, is that if its from him, it falls in my lap. I recognized that, prayed about it with Brian and said yes.
I've been in leader training and learned so much. I've learned to do homiletics and I gain so much from our leadership meetings. The women in there that have been in Bible Study Fellowship for 20 years have such depth and reallly make my simple answers seem ....well simple.
The organization has a whole is amazing. They translate the bible into every language imaginable and are even martyred for their faith almost weekly. True heroes in my book.
So, I've made a commitment to go deeper.
And today was my first day to sub. I was a little nervous but excited. It couldn't have gone better. The group was all there and they all had such beautiful hearts and were super vulnerable.
If you have BSF in your area, which I am sure you do...they have women and men classes during the day and at night. It's more educational, not a social event. And thats what I love about it.
And my little tot is learning so much just soaking up the word of God. Simply Amazing.
I have a feeling God gave me this opportunity not to necessarily help others but for others to help me. I told myself today that its not about me. Its about the Holy Spirit and I was just a facilitator.
Sometimes, we get so caught up in our little worlds, we really do forget that it is not about us.
If you love to learn like me, its the perfect thing for you. Its a lecture and then small group answer time. But, you don't socialize or have people who go on and on and drive you nuts.
Even, if you cant join something like this, take a moment and find an opportunity to serve. It could be downtown with the homeless, tutoring kids, Girls on the Run (Caitlin) It really will increase your overall sense of wholeness.
And isnt that what this blog is all about?
General meditations on life and balance.