Thursday, March 8, 2012

My lessons from Daily Bible Study

This is not a crafty post but rather a post of faith.  

When I started the year, I decided to choose One Little Word per Ali Edwards and that word was Grace.  I set out to learn everything I could about Grace starting with reading and studying the Bible verses that had the word grace in them.  I read some other sources as well - such as Patter Cross's Hymns and Scripture challenge, the book One Thousand Gifts and Ann Voskamps blog A Holy Experience. I realized that grace is God's gift of unearned forgiveness, mercy and salvation. 

As February approached, I realized that many of the verses I was studying that came from one of my two daily devotionals, Streams in the Desert and Jesus Calling, had little to do with Grace.  I thought maybe God was telling me that instead of one little word for a year mine needed to be on a month by month basis.

The verses and reading seemed more focused on giving me strength through Him.  It has been a difficult time the past few months and God was helping me to see how He had been there all along and how He would help me through everything. So I thought hmmm....maybe my word for February would be Strength. 

Then, as I went back through my daily studies and reflections I wasn't sure that strength was what He wanted me to focus on. I kept coming up with surrender as a word that stood out. As we know God's hand is in all things, it was also the word for the Scrapbook Life Journal 2012 class I had signed up for and have not really participated in.  (That's a story for another day) 

Well now it's March and currently I am working on the word Humility which is an area that I struggle with daily. The amazing part though is that not only am I learning about Humility but I am also learning more about grace and surrender.  

I don't quite know how to put it in words but the Lord is at work in my heart and my life. He is helping me to see connections I never made.  I am beginning to grasp that all of these words, ideas, concept are interrelated.  God is starting to help me create an understanding of his Word that I have never known before.

May your day be filled with many blessings!!!


  1. The Lord is so faithful to meet us where we are...year by year, month by month, day by day, moment by moment. I am always amazed at the ways He is constantly opening the eyes of my heart to see HIM, and consequently, me, in new and deeper ways. Grace, strength, humility...what a wonderful trio~

    I love your thoughts here....

    It's so nice to "meet" you and walk this journey of faith together.


  2. May your relationship with our Lord be strengthened as you continue to study His word throughout the year :)