Setting aside the sandstorm whirl of dominating thoughts,
Grasping online, like for air, for the writings offered at Christian sites,
The mind gradually redirects, calmed, and invites the spirit to settle alongside as the heart begins to find nourishment.
Eyes scan, mind muses, reads on until caught by a scripture reference,
Scramble over to Biblebrowser to linger there over deeper reading of scripture.
God beckons and I trudge away from the demands on my mind to converse with Him in a rambling manner, Him hovering just beside my ear as I shuffle through various resources in search of holy nudging. On this occasion I was seeking inspiration to prepare an opening prayer for the first session of a Women’s Bible Study Monday morning. This Spirit walked, wandering process is often fruitful for me and thus it was that day as 2 Timothy 3: 16-17 was brought to my attention.
The scripture was beautifully aligned with the study the women would be embarking on the following day.
Moving forward to compose the prayer, I was noticeably halted over selecting the initial address to our Lord. Going this time to my bookshelves to search through resources unearthed these names for God, ones I have not commonly used; Father of our Spirits and Author and Perfecter of our faith. Adding these to the prayer’s address seemed to meet an intentional message for the study.
Indeed as I viewed the initial video lecture with the class the following morning, it became apparent how specifically matched the 2 Timothy verse and attending to the names for God, matched the first verses of Revelation and Beth’s emphasis for the first lesson of the study.
My eyes tend to grow WIDE with awareness of God’s leaning and leading. The heart swells and leaps with recognition of the Holy Spirit’s presence. In closing the class time, I suggested to the women that Our Lord had prepared for their work through this study before they ever entered the room.
God’s work in my life in matters such as the process of writing this prayer consistently charms and conquers my heart in abiding belief.