I've been pretty quiet of late, I know. I have good excuse, and that is that I simply have not had the time/brain capacity to actually sit down and write anything decent for quite some time!
For those of you who don't know, I started Bible college a few weeks ago! It has been wonderful, and has opened my eyes to so much!! (And I'm only just hitting week 4... nearly three whole years to go! XD)
One of the units I am currently working on uses a book by J. Daniel Hays and J. Scott Duvall called Grasping God's Word. If you have access to this book at any stage I would very highly recommend it... I will happily lend it out to anyone who wants to borrow it, but I need it for another 8-9 weeks yet, so you'll have to wait until after that. ;)
Grasping God's Word basically out lines how to read the Bible. And I mean really read it. How to get yourself right into the text - the words, the sentences, the paragraphs, and so on - so that all we are left with is what God wrote to us - His meaning and message for us. We skim read the Bible so easily and leave with skim understanding. The Word of God is so deep, and we miss it by having a set amount of chapters to read each day and moving on when at first we don't understand something. To meditate means to chew on, look closer, think about, chew on, look closer, think about, chew on, look closer, think about...
Anyway, I had an idea. I thought I might do a study on a particular book and stick on that book for a set amount of time and dig as far down as I can and see what God says through that book.
Unless God directs me otherwise, I think I will be doing a twelve week study on the book of Ephesians. And I thought others might like to do it with me.
So here's the idea. Let me know if you are interested in studying Ephesians with me. If we get a few who are keen (feel free to pass this on to those you think would be interested too!) I will set up a private blog (with a password) where I will post what to do in a week (so that we are all on the same page, so to speak) and then everyone can post his/her observations and learnings as we go. We will learn from each other, grow, find new things in the Word that we never saw before...
Please leave a comment here on this page letting me know what you think. If you have questions or anything like that, message me, or ask here... spread it around and get other people in. I'm keen to see what you all think! ^_^