The hot quote that I wish I could italicize and bold in my voice, but since I can't here:
"It's not about who deserves it or not,
it's about what Christ did for me and my reflecting that out."
I know that I didn't have my notes on here last week. Poo on me and my not making all the things happen, but grace. Oh my addiction to grace might be the most needy, intense thing out of all of us. But this week the notes are here along with my bible print-out pages that I've been using (and loving).
And, that book, the beloved book from the beginning of my video, can be found here. Like I mentioned, I wasn't given the book for free or even asked to share it, but instead it's something I just happen to love that much. I promise it'll change the way you think about the bible and approach your study time -something I've desperately needed because I've been so apathetic about bible reading lately.
2. We all have a slaveship. Every. Single. One. Of. Us. BUT it's what that slaveship serves that makes our lives and tales different form one another. We can serve many things: greed, people, God, lust, etc. But only one thing can promise us a rich, everlasting reward. What slaveships do you need to break down (sounds so simply right?) in order to be more dedicated to serving Him?
3. Romans 7 feels like a chapter of spiritual schizophrenia as our sin and the spirit wrestle with one another to achieve a place (or slaveship) in our lives. Do you feel that fight internally? How do you solve such a match of strong forces or do you just hope and pray that all things end up a tie? There are no ties in this fight, Jesus has already won, BUT there is our choice to serve either sin OR His spirit.
The Verse of the Week
"Consequently, just as one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people,
so also one righteous act resulted in justification and life for all people."
Be encouraged by the fact that God provided that one person -His son- to bring each and every one of us the title of justified. The fortune that brings to our life is enormous and rich. The freedom it affords us is priceless. We are called by His grace.
Links, Links, and More LinksSo. My book recommendation -Women of the Word- and it's study guide and the author's blog. You girls, it's all SUCH a wonderful resource for us. (Jen Wilkin)
Standards ya'll. Where do we set them? How do we hold them? When do we choose grace? (Brave Love Blog)
I decided to start a bible study board on Pinterest this week to hold all of the gold that is this constant pursuit of studying Him and His word and His people.
Finally, the Milking Stool Ministry Facebook page. You're invited, simply request to join and weigh in on the conversations going on there!