Mar 31, 2011

Abundant life

We've been having several Bible studies lately, that have been going really well.  Every Wednesday and Saturday morning I tag along with Dad and Jake and go to a study that's with 4 young women.  If I remember right, three are Anglican, and one is Methodist.

It's been so encouraging to sit in on these studies!  The women are interested and attentive, and are willing to talk and answer\ask questions.  Alot of people may agree to have a study with you, but while they're fiddling with their phone or staring at a bee buzzing in the window, you get the feeling that they're not really even listening to what's being said.

Being in the study has just reminded me again and again of some things.

Every time I sit in on classes, and watch the people as they see things unfold, it gives me goosebumps.  Every time that we start at the beginning and review God's plan for the world - how he planned for his Son to come and take our place, it brings me to tears.  

In Genesis 3:15, talking about how Jesus will be victorious, and in Acts 2:24 - "God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it."

It just brings me to tears and puts me in awe, because what a wonderful and powerful God we serve.  How unworthy we are to even serve Him, but how blessed are we to be able to!

Jesus came so we could have life.  Not just existence, but life.  Abundant, joyful, peace-filled, full life.

Even when the storms come, we're able to take comfort in the knowledge that God's above all, through all, and in all.


"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly."
 John 10:10

"My lips will shout for joy,when I sing praises to you;
my soul also, which you have redeemed."
Psalms 71:23

 "My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the LORD;
my heart and flesh sing for joy
to the living God."
Psalms 84:2

"But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;
let them ever sing for joy,
and spread your protection over them,
that those who love your name may exult in you."
Psalms 5:11



  1. amen! i have those same feelings when i'm in a Bible study in Jamaica on a mission trip. :) what a Great God!

  2. What a wonderful post, Linz. Truly beautiful. I'm proud to call you my sister. <3

  3. Thanks for the wonderful thoughts, Lindsey! As, Mem said above, it brought back Jamaica feelings and memories.


  4. Thank you so much for your kind comments on our blog! I love reading each one! =)
    You are so gorgeous yourself!! I love your beautiful profile picture.
    How are those Bible studies going now? I hope well!
    *MeM the buddy :)

  5. Thank you for your sweet birthday wishes! :) I had a fabulous birthday!
    *MeM the budd

  6. This was a very encouraging post!!! I am friends with Anna W, that's how I found your blog, and I have to say I'm glad I did!!! Keep up the great blogging!


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