I crawled into bed at 12:30 am after last nights Bible Study.
Who does that? How many small groups or Bible Studies have you been to recently where the group was so passionate about hearing, learning and sharing God’s truth that they could barely break away. I honestly think we could have stayed all night but for husbands waiting at home or jobs to get up for today.
When was the last time you could barely pull yourself away from fellowship with other saints over God’s Word??
I went to bed sweetly exhausted and woke up spiritually refreshed and eager to dig into God’s Word over some of the topics of discussion.
Here is ONE of 3 emails that awaited me this morning from a young sister in our group:
Have you ever been completely consumed with something? So consumed that it occupies every thought, every conversation, and every breath you take? So much so, that it drives you crazy and you wish you could just shut your brain off for just an hour, minute, or even a second? I have more times than I can count. And more times than not, these obsessions haven’t been healthy. They’ve been obsessions of worry, anxiety, frustration, anger and even pain. I’ve often times wondered how different it would be if we could just obsess over Jesus this way, how different our lives might look!
Since this group came together three weeks ago, I have found myself obsessing over the conversations that have been taking place. Conversations of Jesus, who He is and who He wants us to be. Conversations of His laws, His convictions, and His love. I’ve found myself consumed with His grace, with His mercy, and with His people. But most of all, I’ve found myself consumed with Him. I’ve found myself quenching a thirst for Jesus that I hadn’t even realized was there. The questions that we’ve asked one another have given me the opportunity to search for His truths and His purpose for my life.
I must admit this group is completely different than what I thought I’d signed up for. I thought I’d signed up for a Bible Study that was going to focus on discussions of pop-culture from a Christian perspective. In some ways I guess it is that. But thankfully, God has made it more than JUST that. He has made this group “real” which I think is what we have all been craving. Last night was two and half-hours of honesty, involving real discussions of our personal convictions and struggles in the Lord and of the world. It was truly amazing to experience the transparency and love that was shown from each woman there last night, and it completely blessed my life.
I have spent the better part of today consumed with thoughts of my “sisters”, their love for Christ, and the passion to know His truths for my life. After sitting down with my Bible this afternoon, feeling overwhelmed with it all, It became clear to me, what a better world it would be if “He” occupied our every thought. With that in mind, I challenge you, what’s your obsession?
Tell me friends, when is the last time you could say “He occupied my every thought”? I’m just wondering??
I have to say these young girls are rocking my world. (Have I said that already 🙂