Monday Night Bible Study

I’m rarely plagued by loneliness. I can spend hours alone in my home and be perfectly content. In fact, the only time I ever experience loneliness is when I’m in a crowded room. It can be difficult for me to build connections with new people and even more difficult to sustain those connections.

As a person who enjoys lounging in my comfort zone, I’m tempted to avoid large group settings. Even so, I’ve always enjoyed attending the women’s Bible study at my church. There I am able to worship alongside a large group of women, and then we break up into small groups for discussion.

However, for almost two years, Monday night Bible study has conflicted with my school schedule. Even though I wasn’t able to attend the study, I continued to do the Bible study by myself. I believe time spent in the word of God will always be fruitful. I can say the Lord ministered to me in the comfort of my own room and that it was a necessary season.

This semester I no longer have class on Mondays, and I have been able to officially rejoin the group. This past Monday, we met in someone’s home to belatedly celebrate Valentine’s day. While eating spaghetti and lasagna, I witnessed the love of Christ in these women. We vary in age; some could be my sisters, mothers, or grandmothers. Some are single; others are married. Our group is composed of a stay at home mom, a surgical tech, a teacher, a nurse, an executive, a student, among many other occupations. God has also empowered each of these ladies with unique spiritual gifts. Some are listeners. Some serve.

For this reason, I wholeheartedly praise God for the diversity within the body of Christ.

Upon opening a valentine,  Colossians 3:14 was taped inside.

“Above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”

Colossians 3:14-16

12 thoughts on “Monday Night Bible Study”

    1. 💓 There are many times it seems so much easier to stay home. Be encouraged that there are people there with the same struggles/anxieties, and people who are completely different! We can learn from each other as we learn about God. 💓

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      1. Hahaha. Yeah. They’re old chapters that I’ve added a bit of dialogue and scenes to. I’m not quite done writing the whole story yet. Which is probably why I should stop with the posting spree and take my time. 🙂

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      2. Hahaha. Don’t fret. I feel like I’m behind on a lot of posts posted by the blogs I follow as well. I believe I started writing it in November. I’m thinking if all goes to plan, I should be finished by March or April. 🙂

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      3. It was supposed to be a flash fiction, but then I had this thought about what if this happened and that happened, and so well, 40K words later, here we are. 😀

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