I’ve been kind of ignoring my blog the last month or so because I was writing a daily Bible study blog over at The Bible Cafe for Women, –a great web site for women to study on their own. If you are a stay at home Mom or you are a working woman who travels or someone like me who deals with physical challenges, there are studies there already prepared for you to do at your own pace as well as comments from women that struggle in the same ways that we all do.
The study I blogged about was written by Priscilla Shirer called “Discerning the Voice of God“. If you read my post called Spiritually Malnourished you will get a glimpse of what the Lord has been doing in my life recently. A year ago I would not have even trusted myself to take this assignment from the Lord because I was so weak physically and spiritually. As I began to study and cyberly conversing with other women, many who were struggling as I was, the Holy Spirit began to bring scriptures to my remembrance. They came to me at all different times–maybe on my daily walk, straightening around the house, or fixing dinner. I was being built up, as I realize now, to do what God had called me to do. Please understand that I am not boasting in myself. 1 Cor 1:31 says: “Therefore, as it is written: “Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.” I know without a doubt that it was He who gave me the words to write as I relied on Him. Have you ever written something and then read it and said to yourself, “Did I write that?” It’s not that you are boasting about it rather that you know you could not have written it without the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. So as I blogged daily about this study that spoke strongly about obedience to the voice of God and being able to discern it, I continued to look inward to who I really am in Christ. Am I a true disciple and am I obedient to His voice? As most know this is not always an easy thing to do but necessary. As I “press on” I look forward to the Lord strengthening me more and more physically as well as spiritually. As I determine to study His word and walk in obedience I pray that my discipline would increase. This blog is called “The Road Back” but at the same time it is the road “forward”. I did not realize that at the time I started it but that is what it seems to be evolving into and I thank God for that. I thank Him for the people he has put in front of me in the cyberworld and in the real world who are all on this same journey. As we all continue to pray for one another and edify one another perhaps our roads will be a little easier traveled.
Lord, I thank you for the discipline you have been requiring of me. I pray that spiritual laziness will not be a part of my life and that I will respond to your voice obediently. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Phil 3:12