Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Alive and active indeed......

I love to study the Bible. I mean, to find the ins and outs of Scripture - there's nothing better. However, I did my first precept study last fall - and it wasn't even a REAL precept - it was BASED on precept. It was Kay Arthur's Covenant study and let me tell you that it CHANGED MY LIFE! Not Kay Arthur, not the study, but the Word of God changed me......AGAIN!!!

Here's a little background.....I had heard of Kay Arthur's precept studies and heard about the lists, and the coloring and the marking and I have to tell you just talking about it gave me a bit of a headache. I'm not really a detail kinda girl, more of a big picture person. So when I was asked to join the Covenant study by our women's director this people pleaser of course said yes - all the while kicking and screaming! Then the Lord started peeling back the veil - giving me glimpses of things I'd NEVER seen in His Word and when it came time to sign up for the full fledged Genesis precept, I was one of the first on the list!!!

So, 3 weeks ago I began this journey diving into Genesis and let me tell you friends - the pool is DEEP!! We have spent 3 weeks and haven't made it past Gen 2:4!!!!!!! Who knew?! (besides God of course) I have learned more about creation and the great lengths God went to to use His Word to prove His Word over and over then I have ever known. I have learned that I don't need ANYONE else to spoon feed me the Word. I have learned that even this ditsy blonde can GET IT!! God's Word has become alive and active to me like never before - and not just parts of it - ALL OF IT!!! The hard part now comes in making what's alive and active motivate me to clean up the junk in me that God can't use. That's where the work truly is. Not in the studying, but in the applying! I will tell you though, that I'm LOVING it! I mean, I can't say I won't ever do another kind of study cause you know I LOVE me some Beth Moore and Priscilla Shirer and so many other anointed teachers, but I can say that I don't NEED them to teach me because "No longer will a man teach his neighbor, or a man his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord', because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest." Heb 8:11


Heidi said...

I understand how Precepts can show you God's Word in such detail. This study is the best thing has happened to me in a very long time and now that I think about it, it IS the best thing to happen to me period becuase I now know I CAN learn the Bible and I LOVE the Bible.I love my beautiful God who created everything and loves me more than I could ever have imagined. Love you Val, Heidi