Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tuesday Morning Bible Study

I have been attending a bible study with some ladies from my church on Tuesday mornings. We are doing 'When Godly People Do Ungodly Things.' I have had a hard time motivating myself to do my daily lessons. Life has been getting in the way. I got up early this morning and got caught up for this week. Wow! Is all I can say. We are seduce proofing our lives.

16 Be joyful always; 17 pray continually; 18 give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
19 Do not put out the Spirit's fire; 20 do not treat prophecies with contempt. 21 Test everything. Hold on to the good. 22 Avoid every kind of evil.
23 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it. 25 Brothers, pray for us. - 1Thessalonians 5:16-25

We went over the first 5 this week and they all spoke to me.

  1. Be happy in your faith! We should be praising Jesus daily. We have been given the most amazing gift. He gave it all for us!!
  2. Stay away from evil! God has given us the power to stay away from evil by being happy in our faith.
  3. Constant prayer! A constant conversation with God. Always praising His name in everything we see and do. Wow!!!
  4. Give thanks! Give thanks in all situations. Be thankful with whatever God gives us. He provides all our need.
  5. Don't quench the spirit! Don't put out His fire in us or we will be looking elsewhere for help.

These will help us to keep the cracks sealed and seduction from the world out. The verses to me are like a cake recipe. If you leave one of the ingredients out the cake is going to fall. We must be constant in all of them.

God is so Good!


Exceedingly Abundantly said...

Sounds like a great study. Thanks for the encouragement. Isn't it crazy how WE get in the way of GOD's desire to move us?

Still praying for you and your family. Love today,

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Love it!! What beautiful "commands" to strive for!!! Thanks for sharing!

So blessed! said...

AMEN! Great advice. Sounds like an awesome study. Keep us posted on all you learn, sounds like we could all use a good dose of it! Thanks for sharing.

Happily Ever After said...

This sounds like a great bible study. I'd love to be a part of that. It amazes me sometimes how so many people can praise athletic teams and those same folks wouldn't give an open praise to our heavenly father at all. I'm not trying to be critical of athletics, but the joy that you see at games isn't the same joy you see on those folks faces in the pews on Sunday morning.