Sunday, September 14, 2008

Boost Delivered!

This past week has been long and the other day I said I need a boost to get me going again. Well, guess what? Boost delivered. Thanks God! This morning I was on my churches web site. Our Pastor had been talking about some Bible studies that would be offered this fall. This morning there is a new title listed. Providence College! How exciting is this? Well to some of you maybe not so exciting, but to me this is great. Here lately I can't get enough of the Bible. I just want to know more. You would think that being a christian and being in Church most of my childhood and adult life that I wouldn't need to learn anything else about the Bible. Surprise, Surprise I don't think you can ever learn enough about the Bible.

Over the past months I have been studying in Psalm, Philippians, Romans, and Ephesians. I keep shaking my head as I read and study thinking that this is odd because I have read it before and I don't remember it this way, but maybe when I was studying before I was not ready to hear what I am hearing God tell me now.

I guess the study we are going to be doing on Ephesians excites me the most. During my life at different times I have read Ephesians 1:3-6 "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessings in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved." Every time I had questions. I have asked about it but usually the answer was, "Well that's what it says but that is not what it means." So what does it mean? The answer was always the same, "I don't know but I know that it does not mean that!" To me everything in the Bible was put in there by God and there are no mistakes in the Bible so how can I ignore what is said in Ephesians.

People are afraid to explain Ephesians. I am grateful to out Pastor for wanting to teach on this subject. I want to be able to explain all questions to my children. I want to be able to explain fully with knowledge of what I am talking about. Sometimes the reason people don't explain and try to skip around a subject is because they don't know. I know that learning something new can be scary, especially if it is unlike anything you have ever been taught. I would rather be informed.

I don't think there is anything wrong with being informed even if you have a different opinion about a controversial subject. We need to remember that there are some things that we can not disagree on...most importantly that Jesus died on the cross and arose in three days. That is something we must agree on, the rest we may be surprised when we get to heaven and God says, "You were close but not totally correct." I figure there will be many things that I have gotten wrong. All I need to know is that God has saved me for the glory of His Kingdom and I need to get out and spread His word so others can experience God and go out and spread the word.

Tonight 9/14 was our first class. Kenny and I chose to go to "The Kingdom of God" a six week study. Bro. Danny gave us an overview of what was to come in the next six weeks. We were in class for 1 1/2 hours and I could of sat there for another 1 1/2 hours. Learning about God is so Good!!! :)

1 comment:

Kelley said...

Isn't it funny that sometimes we think that it might be easier if we just didn't know the whole truth. I have often thought that I might be better off if I didn't analyze these things and just trust that He knows best. AND HE DOES! But I owe it to Him to learn all that I can and get to know Him more and, in the end, though I will definitely have to be challenged in my thinking, it will be a blessing in the end.

I have buckled my seat belt and joined Joseph's class on Ephesians. It should be an awesome ride.