Believing the Promises of God - in His Word

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed… Without weakening in his faith… Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised. ~ Romans 4 [selected 18-21]



Tuesday, February 24, 2009

GLEANING

Daniel 1:17
To these four young men [Daniel, Hanania, Mishael, and Azariah] God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds.
Daniel 6 (selected)
10 Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before. 11 Then these men went as a group and found Daniel praying and asking God for help.
19 At the first light of dawn, the king got up and hurried to the lions' den. 20 When he came near the den, he called to Daniel in an anguished voice, "Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to rescue you from the lions?"
21 Daniel answered, "O king, live forever! 22 My God sent His angel, and He shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me, because I was found innocent in His sight. Nor have I ever done any wrong before you, O king."
23 The king was overjoyed and gave orders to lift Daniel out of the den. And when Daniel was lifted from the den, no wound was found on him, because he had trusted in his God.


Our Monday night Bible study group met last night for our wrap-up dinner. We SO love studying God's Word together. We had a feast together at the dining room table. These girls know how to prepare for a "Pot Luck'! It was a feast of fellowship and the amazing goodness of God in our lives. This was my rowdiest group of women yet - I have to lasso them in all the time in our study. We almost always spend at least 4 hours in study together in a single night - why? Because these girls can't get enough of our Messiah! They don't get off on tangents - they are learning and growing - and truly love letting each other glean from what God is teaching another 'Siesta' [sister] in the group. Beth Moore calls it "Profit Sharing". That's one of my favorite times - those 'gleaning' times that God gives us!
We discussed wanting to be a 'Daniel'. We gleaned from one another that Daniel had a way of life as his prayer life and worship and commitment to God - and that we want that for ourselves. We desire our own prayer lives to be so ingrained in our being - that IT IS WHO WE ARE! Let prayer be our nature!
They're already chomping at the bit for the next study! I love it - I love them - I love God and especially His Word! HE IS AMAZING!

Looking UPward and Choosing JOY,
Stephanie
[Time to FLY]
PS: Anybody notice that just after finishing DANIEL - God has us giving away 5 copies of a book about a LION?? Only God!!!
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3 comments:

Edie said...

I want to be in your Bible study! That you want to stay for 4 hours and glean is SO Wonderful!!

...They will sparkle in his land like jewels in a crown. Zechariah 9:16

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Can I come, too? Oh what a blessed woman you are to have that many women wanting to get in the Word for 4 hours!! Praise Jesus!

I want to be a Daniel. I want to fully trust in God.

In Him,
Beth

Kim... and Her Coffee said...

Oh this looks like a fun group.... and I love that y'all go on for four hours! This just makes me smile to think of what a great group you have!!!

Thanks again for your sweet note. PS ~ I tagged you on my blog...