Welcome back to online Bible study at the Womens Bible Cafe™ We’re reading Gideon by Priscilla Shirer and just finished our second week of study. By now you should have your workbook and be connected with a small group. We’ve seen many familiar faces and many new faces in the small groups…what a blessing to spend our summer with you as we expand our knowledge on Gideon.
During our first week of this topical study we learned the about Cycle of Redemption. We learned about the historical events leading to biblical rebellion and discipline.
This week Gideon encounters an angel..pause and think about that! Can you imagine an encounter with an angel!
Priscilla Shirer writes “Having your spiritual radar up in constant anticipation of His presence- even in the midst of the joyful chaos and regular rhythms of your everyday living- is paramount in hearing God, because sometimes the place and manner you find Him is the least spectacular you’d expect.”
As believers, we need this holy expectation of a divine encounter. Never assume you will only have an encounter in church on Sunday morning or during your devotional time. Always be ready to receive Him.
“To be aware of God’s purpose you must be aware of His presence.”- Priscilla Shirer
What would happen if YOU turn your ordinary tasks into spiritual lessons and awareness of God’s favor? One woman who has mastered this is known as the FlyLady. She takes the task of cleaning a home and turns it into a “weekly home blessing” with candles and praise music. If you want to take your ordinary tasks to a whole new experience…check out her website at www.FlyLady.net
Let us become aware of divine opportunities to serve God. I hope you wrote some of the Bible verses on index cards this week…and you will memorize them to prepare for your assignment from God. May you be bold for Jesus….accept His calling and radiate His love.
Assignment For the Next Week
- Read Week Three in the workbook
- Listen to Audio Session Three or Video Session Three at Lifeway.com (optional due to cost)
- Join a small group this week