Tuesday, September 17, 2013

"Prayers for a Woman's Soul" Bible Study Week 2 Reflection

I started an on line Bible study of the book Prayers for a Woman's Soul led by the author, Julie Giles.

This week the focus is attitude!! I know this is definitely a struggle for me. There were multiple areas of attitude that she spoke of that I find in my own attitude. Today I am focusing on how often I get caught up in comparing myself to others. It usually leads to one of 2 things - feeling like a failure or criticizing the other person so I can feel superior. Neither of these reactions reflect the attitude of humility God calls me to have.

Their is a wonderful list of verses at the end of the chapter. Today, I felt the need to reflect on

Philippians 2:5 - "Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus. 

I liked the Life Application Bible notes on this verse. They reminded me of several aspects of Christ's attitude 
    - "Jesus was humble"
    - "Like Christ we should have a servant's attitude, serving others out of love for God and others..."
    - "Remember, you can choose your attitude."

That last note hit hard. There are so many times I let circumstances or other people's attitudes determine. I have become a very reactive person. This week I want to really focus on choosing my attitude and having it be a reflection of Christ's humility. I know with the guidance of the Holy Spirit this change will be made!!

Thanks for stopping by!! Hope you week is off to a good start!

1 comment:

  1. Yay! I am so glad we are journeying together! I was so challenged with last week's MIND focus. If it was like the enemy knew I started the online study and threw everything at me,,,it took all week to recognize that I needed my spiritual Armour on! Praying for you in this. He who has begun this work in us will bring it to completion. AMen!