So...I haven't blogged in over a month. Just seems like I haven't had anything worth blogging about lately. Not that I do now...I've just got my "chatty" back so this post is bound to be a bit random. For some reason today a lot is roaming around in my mind. If you haven't been over to the LPM blog lately, now is the time to check it out. Melissa is on a trip with Compassion and it is a heart stopper.
Tomorrow is my Marketplace Bible Study day, and I'm not exactly sure what to do. I have a lesson ready - in fact, I now have 2 lessons. We'll just have to see where the Lord leads. So many times I feel so inadequate to lead Bible study. But I LOVE it. I just want God's message out there - not mine. I also feel like sometimes I turn people off. And really don't want to hurt feelings in the process of taking the Word of God to the People of God.
This leads to my Thursday night Bible study I worked on this afternoon - Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed. We're on the first 2 weeks, and I just finished the first week of homework. Priscilla hit me over the head with this first week. She talked about how God chooses us and equips us for the good works He has prepared for us to do. That we can't do it in our power, but God can do it through us. However, what spoke to me was the fact that programs don't matter, but people do, and her final story of a missed opportunity to share the Gospel.
All this was on my mind as I walked today. How do I reach out to the poor? What should Bible study focus on tomorrow? How am I reaching out to those right here in my backyard? Do I realize that people matter more than programs to God? Hence the mind-boggling state I find myself. Over time, it'll be sorted out. But for now, a lot of questions.