Last weekend, I was blessed to hear Elizabeth George speak at a women’s conference. While I was encouraged and inspired by her in many ways, there is one thing in particular I am very excited about.
For many years, I have heard about doing a study through the Bible on the attributes of God, and I even started one or two verses a couple of times. Well Mrs. George spoke about it this weekend and I began to get so excited I knew I just had to try it for myself.
Yesterday, I had a few extra minutes while I waited for Coco to be done with volleyball practice. Fortunately, I had my Bible with me so I began to read and jot down a few verses. I started right at the beginning—Genesis—and in faith wrote the date on the top of my notebook page. June 1. I did this because I hope to read through the Bible in one year, noting everything I learn about God.
Before I knew it, practice was over and I was into Genesis 11. This morning, after my quiet time, I could hardly wait to open my Bible again and get going. Already I had been reminded that God is: the Creator, compassionate, good, all-knowing, just, and did not want us to even know of evil…and so much more.
So, this morning, I began to read some more and God reminded me that I have a few study Bibles around my home. I grabbed my life application Bible and started to read the commentary on Genesis 1-11. What a great resource! Yes, God is the Creator, but I had not thought to include that He is creative! He is orderly—he fashioned the earth in perfect order—He is eternal, and in control. And this is just the first few verses.
I have learned all these things before, of course. I don’t know about you, but I am in need of constant reminders of, well, pretty much everything. One prayer I have is that by devoting myself to this study I will remember more of what I learn!
I know I could spend my whole life studying God and never fully understand Him. (Romans 11:33-36) Yet I do have God’s own word to reveal more and more of Him. And I desperately need to know more of God. Who doesn’t need that?
I also know that any time I start a good thing; the enemy wants to take it from me. I am sure he would rather I went through my days responding to life based on how I feel, rather than the truth. So I am praying for myself to stand firm against his plans to stop me. With God’s help I can!
With this, I hope to encourage you to start your own study. Maybe you have already done this, but there is always more to learn. We can study what God says about himself, ourselves, Jesus, and so much more. I hope to one year do a study on motherhood and marriage. On forgiveness. On prophecy. On money. On spiritual battles.
So much to learn! Will you join me?