July 19, 2008

Lessons from this summer's Bible study

I've had a wonderful summer, and its highlight has been leading a weekly Bible study group of 8+ lovely young ladies. The couple hours we have spent together each week have brought me encouragement way down deep in my soul. Their energy and laughter, respect and concern for one another, along with heartfelt prayers for each other have portrayed the beauty of true fellowship. They have enlarged their circle of friendship to include me, and for that, I am the richer.
I have learned that:
"just" reading the Scriptures aloud together ministers to our souls....
praying together is of greater value than talking about our prayer requests....
eating some form of sugar together is always a good thing....
celebrating two baptisms is as good as it gets....
being available and well-prepared make up for the lack of other skills....
consistency is as important as variety....
when we sing, we sound like angels.