We’re starting our second week at the Womens Bible Cafe™ study for One in a Million: Journey to Your Promised Land by Priscilla Shirer. Last week we learned about deliverance and this week we begin our study of development. In your reading this week, Priscilla has a great message about God’s plan for leading us INTO the wilderness…on purpose! If you never understood why bad things happen to good people….then you don’t want to miss this online Bible study for women!
Bible study author Priscilla Shirer brings awareness to many Biblical characters who questioned God about their life purpose. We learn about Job’s story as just one of extreme wilderness. Habakkuk, Jonah, and even Mary were mentioned in our study as they questioned God’s purpose. Priscilla reminds us that our questions should not overshadow the fact that God has the answers and the purpose. Our job is simply to keep our hearts and eyes on the LORD.
Recently, I’ve been questioning God about my belief in angels. Before going to bed, I asked my eight-year-old daughter if she believed in angels. She replied “angels are all around us, covering our body and protecting us from sin. They guard us like a layer. Right now there are my angels and your angels and they are covering both of us.” I asked if she could see them and she said no. So then I asked how she knows all this, did she learn this at school? She replied “it’s in my head. I just know it because it’s in my mind.” Children believe much easier than adults!
In our study of One in a Million, Priscilla Shirer explains how to use our five senses to experience God. I do this constantly, using my eyes, ears, touch, taste, and smell to know God. My eyes may see something unusual, such as a cross in the sky. My ears may hear God’s word as I listen to Christian music. My hands may feel God’s presence as I am touching an animal. My mouth may taste while I eat my evening meal, sometimes eating as Jesus would eat so I experience more of Him. And I may smell God’s creation in the flowers that sit on my table. I’m not just reading about God in a Bible, I am experiencing God through my five senses. I was excited to read about this in our study….because it has been very real for me.
God might want to minister to you in a miraculous way that you can experience through your five senses. -Priscilla Shirer
What an interesting week we’ve had, as we finish Week Two One in a Million: Journey to Your Promised Land. Author Priscilla Shirer studies provide a consistent refreshment from God.
Personalize the experience when you Replace your name with the words of Ephesians 3:17-20:
May Christ may dwell in (your name)’s heart through faith; and that (your name), being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that (your name) may be filled up to all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that (your name) asks or thinks, according to the power that works within (your name).