I have been part of a women’s weekly bible study for the last two years and loved it. I loved getting to know several women who were in the same place in life as I was. We grew, connected and saw each other through life’s ups and downs. Sadly, this summer was our last summer together for this season of our life. Our two wonderful group leaders were lead to pursue other ventures in this season of their lives and the rest of us were committed to other things and so, for now, we are not meeting.
A couple weeks ago we attended a beautiful wedding among the country and hills of Wisconsin. There I reconnected with an old friend. While catching up she mentioned that in a couple weeks she was starting a bible study. My heart jumped in my chest and I asked if I could join. It felt like spirit-lead timing.
Last night we met for the first time. We are studying Strengthen Yourself in The Lord by Bill Johnson. Before this I had not heard of Bill Johnson, but after watching him speak last night, I’m excited to read and see more of his teaching. In preparation for this study, which is based on the trials and promotion of David, I have been reading 1 Samuel. Over the years I have become familiar with David’s life, but reading it all at once has been impactful. I’m excited to see the connections that Bill makes in this study and how I can better follow the Lord by examining David’s life.