Thursday, October 6, 2011

Drawers & Daniel

We have a "car drawer" in the kitchen Colson has just discovered. It's entertained Z many times the past few years. Colson likes it so much he just hops right in.
I am so excited about the Bible study I am involved in this fall. I am doing Beth Moore's Daniel study, and the first sentence in the first session spoke to me. She said, "We have an enemy who wants to return us to places GOD called us to leave."



This is the first year I have done a women's study at our church. The past three years I have been a part of a study with women from several different churches. I loved it and made some amazing friends, but I wanted and needed to plug into my own church this fall in this way.


In Daniel 3 we read about Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and their refusal to bow down to a gold statue. Beth applied it to our lives saying, "My circumstances can bow down (to GOD), but I will not bow (to any idol)."
Something else that stood out to me was when Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were thrown into the furnace they walked around in it. 

Also the only things that burned were the ropes that held them bondage. Beth talked about our bonds and how in a trial that's something the LORD wants to free us from. The chains that hold us captive.
She ended lesson three with these words. "Our GOD is able to deliver us, Beloved. Every time! And how often He does! If ever He does not and the flames of death or tragedy consume us, it is to light a fire somewhere and in some heart that can never be extinguished. Trust Him to the death. Trust Him through the death. In the blink of an eye, we'll understand."

I just wanted to share those few things on my heart today! Helps keep them fresh in my mind. Ya'll have a good Friday. ; )

He changes times and seasons...

Daniel 2:21

11 comments:

Savannah said...

Love the car drawer idea and will save that for our future kiddos. Good luck with your Bible study!

Kelley said...

I have loved watching you trust Him not only to the death but also through it. Because you have shared your journey with me and allowed me to learn from yours, I have already been transformed even from where I was two days ago. The situation remains the same but my heart does not. Allowing those ropes of bondage to be burned right off, walking around in the midst of the fire, and yes, even surrendering to the flames of death and tragedy because I KNOW it's lighting a fire in another heart that can not be extinguished...now that's living my Friend! One day, in the blink of an eye, we will understand. Until then, still praying... He is faithful!

And just because I can never say it enough, thank you for surrendering to those flames that I know consumed you, sweet friend; (you are the most beautiful pile of ashes I've ever seen :) ). In my heart, burns one of those inextinguishable fires! Love you dearly!

Linds said...

Don't you love Beth Moore?! She speaks such relateable truth. God is so good... even when it doesn't feel like it. Praying for you daily!

PS-- Colson is starting to look like Jason I think!

Ashley said...

Thanks so much for sharing that Katie! I've been a follower for a while and decided to comment finally :) and just say this post meant a lot to me. And of course Colson is as cute as he always is in your pictures!

Jill said...

That study I believe is my all time favorite of hers. I would do it again. And I ever see colson in person, I will have to kiss those cheeks ;)

beckyhabegger said...

I've been reading for a while, just haven't commented yet. Had to today - Beth's Daniel study is one of my favorites of hers. I learned so much about scripture and myself through that study. Plus, the last several weeks on Revelation are awesome! Enjoy!

Becky said...

Oh Katie! Her Daniel study sounds wonderful. Last year we did Esther and this year we are doing the one on our inheritance. I really think I enjoyed the Esther one more, but we are just getting started in this one. Please share as you feel led.

Hillary said...

Thanks so much for those words! I really needed to hear them today and didn't even know it!

Lots of love to you all and hope that you have a great weekend!

xoxox

Summer said...

LOL at the car drawer...yup looks like he loved it so much he just jumped right in ha! Love it...he is such a cutie...omg he is looking more like Z everday....thanks for sharing some of the bible study wow that is so true and I just loved that you shared it...

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Kimberley said...

love me some BM! saw her in little rock and was tremendously blessed. your little boys are precious!!

Mindy said...

Hi friend! Just love checking out your precious family. Makes me smile:)

You have no idea how much those last words you shared (from the end of Beth's lesson three). WOW...they spoke directly to me and I can't wait to share with my sister and my family. Thank you!!!

 
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