Today was the 2nd week of my mom’s discipleship class. The class is called “How to Walk in a Manner Worthy of the Lord. She has come up with all of the curriculum. She is one of the Godliest women I know and I am thrilled she is doing this class! Last week was like an introduction to her and to the class. Today we got right to work! We were talking about Daily Devotion. Not “devotions” like a book with a daily thing that you just read, but actually being devoted to spending daily time with God. This is something that I have always struggled with.
She asked us about our quiet time with God. How we do it, when we do it, where we do it. We talked about different ways to have time with God. For example, you don’t just have to read straight thru the Bible or read a specific devotional book. You can sing or journal. It’s interesting how different people spend time with God in different ways.
One thing she did was talk about how daily devotion can affect our life. She listed these things on the board.
She has verses for all of them. I wrote most of them down! I loved when she talked about intercession. Praying for others, whether they know it or not. Whether you know their needs or not. She said sometimes she will have someone pop into her mind and will stop and pray for them right there. I do the same thing. Even if I don’t know what is going on in that person’s life, I just get a feeling I need to pray for them.
She also talked about how Jesus would have quiet time with God. In Mark 1:35 it says “In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to a secluded place, and was praying there.” She mentioned that spending time with God helped restore Jesus. He performed miracles, talked to thousands of people, and so much more that it was draining. Even when people touched Him, power drained out of Him. So He had to spend that precious time with His Father to be restored.
Another thing we talked about was waiting. My mom talked about how she has had to do a lot of waiting since my daddy died. Waiting for the grief to pass, waiting for answers from the Lord, etc. She has chosen to wait actively instead of just sitting around. She has been so busy! She spends lots of time with the Lord, prays for people, ministers to people. She isn’t just sitting, waiting for things to happen. This kind of hit home for me. I have been waiting to get pregnant for 4 years now. But until recently I wasn’t really doing anything about it. Now I am starting the 21 Day Fix to help me get healthier. I am actively researching adoption and fundraising. I know I have to wait on God’s timing, but that doesn’t mean I can’t help things happen! It’s not magic. I felt like God was telling me I’m on the right path because I have heard/read things about actively waiting twice in the past week.
So that’s just what I learned in class today! If you would like more of the verses, PLEASE ask me! I’ll be more than happy to share!