I am really loving Jennifer Rothschild's Bible Study, Me, Myself and Lies.
I love that she uses scripture from all over the Bible! The Bible Study is about cleaning out your "thought closet". Before I began the study, I already tried really hard to always have a positive outlook, but it doesn't always come out right.
The whole study has really been great. I am so excited that I am almost to the end and will be finished just in time to prepare to try to do this study with a group of high school girls. I think it is awesome that two moms in the blog group for this study, are doing it with their 9 and 10 year old daughters. Helping girls to work on their "thought closets" and to see themselves as God created them is so important.
For specific scripture to share today, like Megan, Delight is a word that keeps coming to me this week. (See yesterday's post.)
The passage I want to share today is Psalm 119, but it is so long, so you need to go read it, when you get a chance.
Here are some highlights. This is my prayer today.:
Psalm 119 NIV
11 I have hidden Your word in my heart that I might not sin against You.
12 Praise be to You, O Lord; teach me Your decrees.
13 With my lips I recount all the laws that come from Your mouth.
14 I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.
15 I meditate on Your precepts and consider Your ways.
16 I delight in Your decrees; I will not neglect Your word.
29 Keep me from deceitful ways; be gracious to me through Your law.
30 I have chosen the way of truth; I have set my heart on Your laws.
31 I hold fast to Your statutes, O Lord; do not let me be put to shame.
32 I run in the path of your commands, for You have set my heart free.
33 Teach me, O Lord to follow Your decrees; then I will keep them to the end.
34 Give me understanding, and I will keep your law and obey it with all my heart.
35 Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.
36 Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain.
37 Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to
38 Fulfill Your promise to Your servant, so that You may be feared.
. . .It is all really good! : )
66 Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I believe in Your commands.
105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
7 Wonders of the Week
If you have read my 7 Wonders of the Week before, you know I don't usually repeat the word wonderful. That is just how it is coming out this week. I usually have 7 wonders for the week that are different than what I will write about being thankful for tomorrow. Wonders are like "small miracles", but no miracle is small!
1. My Wonderful husband loves me.
2. all 3 of my Wonderful children. . .who are not children any more.
3. Madasyn, my granddaughter is absolutely Wonderful, as all grandchildren are!
4. The timing of Kalyn's summer job ending so that she has a few weeks with us
5. Jase wants to share the Bible with everyone he meets, and he has been busy
"cleaning up God's creation."
6. God provided me with a great car, after I have been without a car of my own
for 29 months.
7. Jesus loves me.
Today, on Valencia's blog anniversary party at http://buildethherhousewithlove.blogspot.com/
she is focusing on how we can be our husband's help meet.
I really love Proverbs 31, Ephesians 5 and Titus 2. Another verse that I commited to memory is
Every wise woman builds her house, but a foolish one tears it down with her own hands.
I have already been joining others to write about my love for my husband on Fridays, and I will be writing a lot about my love for him next week, since we will be celebrating our 27th anniversary on August 7.
In my wedding vows that I wrote, I said "I will submit to you" and some older women commented negatively about that, but I knew that it is Biblical. Even after 27 years, I am sometimes "defensive". I have worked on trying not to be "forever", but I am really working hard on it now. Actually, I am learning a lot through the Me, Myself and Lies study, to help me give that to the Lord. I always knew that I couldn't do it by myself. I have "tried" to give it to the Lord bofore, but. . .am trying again in a different way.
I hope that you will share how God has been speaking to you and/or providing Wonders in your life and/or something about what makes your marriage work the way God intended.