I’m in a book study with some friends on Tuesday nights at Panera. We’re reading Elizabeth George’s “Putting on a Gentle and Quiet Spirit.” (Lesson 15 on trusting the Lord is my favorite part so far. ) One of her repeated questions after each block of scripture we study is: what does this portion of scripture teach us about God?
That was the question I thought of this morning while I read Jeremiah and Acts.
Sometimes the daily things I face consume my thoughts, occupy my concerns. They seem big. But reading scripture and learning about God puts things in new focus. When Paul addressed King Agrippa, this stood out:
Why does it seem incredible to any of you that God can raise the dead? Acts 26:8 NLT.
I thought on these full scriptures and what they’re teaching me about God. They filled a page with hope.
Lord, I’m becoming aware of how often I underestimate you. Your Word teaches me about your strength, vision and plan. When my thoughts take center stage, they leave you in the wings. The more I study about you and think on you, you break through the limits I have placed around you in life. I’m so thankful for that!