Welcome to the Bible Cafe™ and week four of One in a Million: Journey to Your Promised Land by Priscilla Shirer. At the start of this week in womens online Bible study, we had the opportunity to rank our passion for God. We considered our spiritual temperature and gained insight.
The more we study our Bible and learn about God’s unyielding love for us, the more likely we are to feel a deeper relationship with Him. He is a patient Father, teaching and protecting His children in love.
He watches over His nest like an eagle and hovers over His young; He spreads His wings, catches him, and lifts him on His pinions. (Deuteronomy 32:11 HCSB)
In this womens online Bible study, we learned about the Mountain of God, the “Sinai experience.” Prayerfully, you completed all of the lessons in your workbook this week. Because if you completed them, you most likely had many insightful moments!
Knowing the Mountain of God waits for you in your wilderness, would you jump at the opportunity to camp at the base of the mountain and wait for Him? Or would you be tempted to rush ahead, take matters into your own hands and see what happens?
Do you climb the mountain, or wait at the base of the mountain? My friends, how many times have we been tempted by instant gratification and impatience? Too many!
One in a Million: Journey to Your Promised Land by Priscilla Shirer explains how God wanted to do something for His people. Using her words, I personalized this by replacing the word “Israel” or “them” with the word “me.”
Here is how it looks:”He wanted to make ME His Holy nation, a nation set apart for His services and purposes. He also wanted ME as His treasured possession, meaning that I would be highly valued and cherished. The Lord wanted ME to serve as His kingdom of priests, meaning I would have full access to God and would serve as His ambassador to the world.”
What might happen if you apply this to your wilderness season? Things will certainly change. Do you live as a woman Chosen?
But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. 1 Peter 2:9
There are many Scripture stories where God speaks directly to people, and where the Spirit speaks to us. During the wilderness journey, God spoke to the people while they were headed to the Promised Land. He wanted His people to know and trust Him. The people were rebellious when they responded to His voice with fear and distance.
God reveals Himself so we will trust Him. After reading One in a Million: Journey to Your Promised Land by Priscilla Shirer this week, you learned the difference between a healthy fear of God and an unhealthy fear of God.
Priscilla ends the lesson by saying “The more clearly God comes into view, the more humbled and in awe of Him you should grow.”
Are you prepared for a deeper relationship with your Father, the King? Keep on your Bible Cafe™ course and finish the lessons each week.
Christine Abraham writes for the Bible Cafe™ community. Learn about living by the Fruit of the Spirit as you enjoy her online Bible studies. Join Christine at the Bible Cafe™ University for weekly Bible teaching.