Friday, May 29, 2009

I've shared before -

- how important studying God's Word is in my life. I have found what works for me is to study along with the online lessons over at Precepts for Life (HERE). I may not be able to get my studies done every day but there is a few weeks of archive lessons on the Light Source site (HERE) so I can catch up when I have time. I just finished up the study in the book of Isaiah and it was fantastic. It did take me almost 9 months to finish it (I got a little distracted with moving and all). I am also finishing up the recent study in Philippians - Count it all Joy. I am trying hard to squeeze in the study on God's Glory (it has been amazing). I want to catch up because I would like to do the Daniel study next.

There are some days I do really well with studying my lesson first before I watch the video of Kay Arthur online. And other days, I only have time to listen to the online lesson. Either way, I have my Bible out and I am digging into God's Word.

My ultimate desire is to live a life that pleases God. To know His truths. To live in a way that points others to Him. To obey the statutes that are found in the Bible.

I was scrolling through my recent posts, just wondering what someone might see if they stopped by for a visit. I am sure that my passions are obvious. I love my kids. I am committed to my husband. I thrive on organization. I am grateful for God's Earth and I desire to care for it. If there is any way to be thrifty, I will find it. Homeschooling my kids is a top priority of my day. I am a tree hugger, composting, recycling kind of gal. I enjoy being creative and making life fun. I am determined to find the positive side of life.

All of those are part of who I am. BUT, my ultimate purpose in my life is to live for God's glory. And above all else, that is my goal. To hear, well done. To demonstrate to those around me (especially my kids) that I strive to have the attitude of Christ. And to encourage others to do the same. It isn't easy...and I make a lot of mistakes. But that is my biggest passion, living in a way that pleases God.

10 comments:

Melissa said...

Very well said! I KNOW I need to get back into the Word regularly. The weekly Precepts classess do a great job of kicking my butt. It's harder now that summer break is upon us. Maybe I could just at least listen to Kay's lessons. I know I need to, I know I need to, I know I need to..........

Stacia said...

Great post, Cris. Always good to take a step back and see if what we feel in our hearts is evident to those looking at us.

Wife to the Rockstar said...

Beautiful.

Jen said...

What a great reminder! It's so easy to get side-tracked with the busyness of life, to forget what our primary purpose and passion should be.

I will check out the Bible studies you've linked. I've gotten away from reading my Bible at all recently, let alone studying it.

Thanks for the refreshing reminder. :)

Rachael said...

I admire the strength of your faith and your character and I do think it shines through in your daily writing, even when you're not specifically writing about faith.

Cristy said...

I think all those things about you. You are very inspiring to me in homeschooling, life, and my walk with Christ. Thank you again.

Cristy

~S~~~~~ said...

you encourage me :)

Tim and Susan said...

Good for you. It has been a great year in the US making studying God's Word a priority in my life. I don't think I will tackle the Daniel study, but I have loved doing the Philippians, God's Glory and Part 1 of Isaiah. I was pretty "dry" and needed to soak up refreshment in God's Word. Thanks for the challenge Cris.
Susan

Lee and Bev said...

Well said, Melissa. I need to know that I know that I know! Have been challenged by the precepts studies. Thanks for the challenge and encouragement, Cris.

Annie said...

You might have seen Ginny and me, needing Bible Study...and thinking of doing something on-line.... I need to look into it more. Oh! Time!