Saturday, January 15, 2011
I started a new bible study today at church, its Beth Moore's study on Revelation and one point she made very early in the class was it is the revelation (singular) of Christ, not revelationS.... I thought that was funny, because I'm pretty sure all my life, I've called that book revelations.
I've also never thought about the very word revelation, as in a revealing, something coming to be known. The book of revelation just seemed very scary with all the horrible things that the earth will see, but I'm really looking forward to learning the wonderful news and links to all of the other books (that is one thing I've been finding fascinating lately, is how the entire bible just links to itself in so many ways, from beginning to the end) and learning the revelation of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
I'm really excited too because there are 61 women in this group. Now from today's meeting (it was a brunch with all the women and then on Thursdays we will split into two different groups one that meets during the day and one in the evening) I was the youngest person in the room by about 15 or 20 years, which I wish there were a few more closer to my age or life stage. But, I do not know but 2 of these women! We have 3 services at our church and although we aren't a mega church by any means, there are only 90 people that go to my service and about 300 that go to the 11 o'clock service and almost all of these 61 women attend that later service. So hopefully I will get to know my church family even more these next 11 weeks.
Something that Beth Moore encouraged us to do throughout this study is to pray for and look for God to reveal himself to us in every way we can imagine and to journal about it. I think that is a great first goal to have, to notice Him more. Hopefully I will have a few wonderful things to share about this later on as well.
I want to encourage you to do the same and really look for God to be revealing himself to you in signs, people, songs, ANYTHING! And I'd love to hear about it.