Beautiful Offering has been one of the best Bible Studies we have done in a long time. I am sad to see it come to an end. Perhaps it was well received because it is not age specific, dependant on Spiritual Maturity, or relevant to only selected groups of women. The truths apply to all of us no matter where we are in our journey. New Christians were inspired and encouraged. Mature Christians were challenged and refreshed. We all internalized the promise that when we go to Jesus, HE is faithful to meet with us.
It is my hope and prayer that each lady that participated in the Bible Study now understands how her life can be a Beautiful Offering to God.
I hope that each lady remembers that when she crawls into Jesus' lap and spends time with Him, she leaves looking less like herself and more like Him; that there are things we can only get from spending time with Him (peace, mercy...); and that we can't give others what we do not possess.
If there is one thing I hope we all remember, it is this...
Jesus promises to meet us when we come to Him. He takes our broken, battered, messed up life and turns it into something amazing!
As we end FLO Bible Study for 2009 and begin to look toward 2010, please remember...
You are a Beautiful Offering to God when you go to Him and offer Him all of your life. When you offer all of your life to Him....He promises to make it Beautiful....but
It is your OFFERING that is so Beautiful to Him. It is our prayer that He will draw you close- close enough to hear the beating of His heart.
Angela Thomas has another study, When Wall Flowers Dance, that we plan to do in 2010.