Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Fall {Study}

Genesis 1:1-5

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.

"Holiness is about pleasing God, about living in such a way that it's clear that you and I belong to God. Holiness is what makes the believer unique and easily distinguishable." ~K. Arthur
Just had our first ladies "Fall" bible study at our home this morning. Since we are in the beginning of a new season I can't think of a better place to start then in the beginning of Genesis.

We are embarking on the study of what it is to be holy, to truly live like we belong to God.

 Notice up in vs.4, "God seperated the light from darkness." God's first "act" was to separate the physical light from the physical darkness. 
Spiritually speaking, He has been separating light and darkness ever since. 
I am so excited and thankful to God for this study, not to mention, spending time in fellowship with his daughters.
~enjoying the moments, 
with the great I AM.
 Thankful for:

White flowers in white baskets
Friends from out of town
Coffee dates that last hours
Hot Fall drinks in the morning
Making it to my goal weight
Christian friends who encourage this race to cross the finish line ( Thank-you, Angela) 
Ladies retreat that I have been waiting for....almost here!
Sweet Fellowship (God is so good!)
A home that has warmth and protects us from the coldness
So many projects to work on this winter
A new recipe for dinner this evening  (delicious!)
Silly programs that I watch in the evening with the daughter now that she is back home {smiling}
Shared books from my sister in law
Conversation along with good fellowship over coffee and pumpkin bread this morning....afternoon...{smiling}
A Nana for my children and us who lives right down the street. {Blessed}
Long uplifting conversations with an old friend across the country on the phone last evening
Home made Knit socks pulled out of the winter box this morning.
Shorter days of work
  Longer evenings inside together (Thank-you Fall)
 A sparkling clean home (thank-you daughter!)

A dinner on the deck on a cool Fall evening along with lap blankets on our laps as we soak in some of our- final evenings eating out side on the deck.
Laughter coming from the family room with the daughter and father
 The daughter home helping with dinners and setting up around here {Blessed}
A Pug at my feet licking his paws out of contentment.
A beautiful place to fellowship on Sunday mornings. {So Blessed}
A God who continues to teach and love me
Ability to memorize holy word
This verse:

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellence of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
 ~1 Peter 2:9
Know who you are and live it! 
~enjoying the moments


Deborah said...

So much to be thankful for!
Genesis...that IS a great place to begin! It's actually the name of my husbands business. :)
I am blessed just reading what you have found blessing in!
Have a wonderful weekend Christine!

In His love,
Deborah xo

Red Rose Alley said...

I have always wanted to do a Bible Study class. It is a chance to meet special women too. But for now, I will just speak to God in the stillness of my own heart, and watch, listen, and hear Him speak back to me.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley