Know when to fold …

“School’s out; quit studying the subject and start living it! And let your living spill over into thanksgiving.” Colossians 2:7

True

I attend a monthly women’s Bible study at church—the Mary Circle. During our two-hour gathering, we take a few minutes to greet one another over coffee and refreshments and then attack the lesson for the day.

The dozen or more women that attend have become my sisters in Christ. We don’t just spend time pondering the verses we read, we stop and interject our thoughts, feelings, and relate it to the situations we face in our lives. We share ideas of ways to put the lesson for the day into action. Before we leave, we pray together and submit prayer requests for an anonymous prayer partner to pray about until we meet again.

Paul says we should walk away from study with a sense of joy and thanksgiving. He gave the Colossians a commission: “You received Christ Jesus, the Master; now live him.” (vs. 6) I think Paul would be proud of study groups taking place in the church, communities, and families.

Lord, give us opportunities to share what we’ve learned about your love and grace through our actions. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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