Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bible Study

I've been attending a Ladies' Bible Study recently where we're going through Luke using a Beth Moore study called, "Jesus the One and Only."  Right now we're going through the last week of Jesus, which is quite appropriate given that Easter is coming up.

Last night a few things stood out to me that Beth pointed out in the video session.  The study was about Jesus' time in the Garden of Gethsemane.  Something I've always been aware of was that this is really the only time we see Jesus, the man struggling with God and his will.  He knows the pain He's going to go through and would love for His father to take it all away.  He's in a "war of the will" as Beth Moore puts it.  How often have you felt you were in a war of the will with God?  I definitely went through about a year long war with God struggling to first ignore, then to question and doubt and finally accept what His will was for this time in my life.

Another really interesting thing Beth Moore talked about in her video, and something that needs to happen during any challenge, comes from the idea of anguish.  In Luke 22:44 it talks about Jesus being in anguish as He's praying.  Beth tells us in her video that the Greek word for this means having a fear that doesn't run away, but continues on to the end despite the fear.  I may still have fear and anguish about what I'm going to do, but I need to have the kind of anguish that continues on and does what I know God is leading me through until the end.

1 comment:

  1. That will preach!

    Another thing... I had a poster that said "you will miss 100% of the shots you don't take." Typically we don't take them because we are afraid.

    Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game! <-- (another poster, but I didn't have this one)