Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Ephesians 1:1-10

I am excited to be doing my very first Good Morning Girls bible study!  For the next 12 weeks I will be journeying through the book of Ephesians but it will not be alone!  I personally think it is so neat to be part of something "BIG" that God is doing in the lives of women around the world.  Here are a few things I like about this study:

1. Simple: this study does not require a lot of time or resources.  Each day you focus on a few verses from the book of Ephesians and then you use a simple method to meditate and roll over what you have read.
2. Scripture Writing: I love to write out scripture!  It helps the word sink into my mind and heart better than just reading it.  By the end of the 12 weeks I will have copied (in my hand writing) the entire book of Ephesians.
3.Social Encouragement: that's you!  It's awesome to know that you are out there taking this same journey through Ephesians with me and that God is speaking to you too!  I can't wait to see what God is saying to His girls. 
4. God is Speaking: DUH!  He has already been speaking to me this week!

God is Speaking:
God is showing me how He loves me and that He is for me.  Here are my thoughts from Ephesians 1:1-10:

  • Do I live like a "faithful follower of Jesus"? v.2
  • Do I believe that God has "blessed me with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms"? v.3
  • Do I believe that I am "united with Jesus"? v.3
  • Do I believe that God "chose me before He made the world to belong to His Son"? v.4
  • Do I believe that I am "holy and without fault" in God's eyes? v.4
  • Do I believe that God "adopted me into His family"? v.5
  • Do I believe that God is "pleased" or happy because he adopted me? v.5
  • Do I give enough "praise" for these truths? v.6
  • Do I believe that God "purchased me with the blood of Jesus"?  v.7
  • Do I live like I am "free"? v.7
  • Do I live like one who is covered by "grace, wisdom & understanding"? v.8
  • Do I look forward to the "mysterious plan" when God will "give all authority to Jesus"? v.9
  • Do I thank God enough for His "mysterious plan"?
Wow, I certainly could not answer yes to all of these but the funny thing is that the more I focused on these verses God began to change my heart and I began to see how God sees me.  I also began to see how I want to live each day and what I will be choosing to believe.  God is for me!  Thank you God for your Word and thank you that it changes my heart! 

1 comment:

Candlehaze said...

I love the way you laid this out...It's amazing! I really only scratched the surface but you dug deep. I hope that your study continues to be blessed! This is my first time doing GMG as well, and so far it's amazing!

Amber Gardner