A good friend, Bebe, asked me to share at a Bible Study she holds on Sunday afternoons for a group of women who are new Christians in a poor area near her house.
We were not in this community yesterday, but one like it.
Our camara is not working so I was unable to get pictures
Mikayla and I went yesterday to do that and came back far more blessed than we gave. We both feel like the sense of community, family and friend relationship closeness, the joy, the honesty experienced there is what the church family is intended to be. These women, not rich materially, are rich in the blessings of God - trust, joy....
as long as there is rice in the home there is enough.
Isn't God calling each of us to that? As long as our eyes are on Him, trusting Him, it is enough.
I shared with the ladies how much God loves each of us. I based the devotional of Psalm 139: 1 - 18 and Romans 8: 35 - 39
1 You have searched me, LORD, and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue you, LORD, know it completely.
5 You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.
13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,"
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts,God! How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand-- when I awake, I am still with you.
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger
or sword? 36 As it is written: