“Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.
For God loved the world in this way He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”
So, I have been studying through the “Seamless” bible study- and girl. It is so, so good. I have a regular bible i journal in, but on the occasion I find a message that needs to be ingrained into my brain, over & over & over, I turn to my illustrating faith bible. This bible I typically stick to painting in, or drawing, etc. today’s message I just wanted to write allll over, in the most simplistic way. & that’s okay too. If you want to hear the message, keep reading 🙌🏼 .
The book of Deuteronomy is all of Moses’ speeches to the group of people he led to the Promise Land. (The original generation died in the 40 years of wandering in the wilderness, so this is a new gen.) we know, Moses’ life was a cycle of trusting God’s word, spreading Gods message, and witnessing God do what he said he would do. At the end of the day, he was unable to enter the Promise Land because of his disobedience (in Num. 20:7-11). Yet, God showed him the Land that he would not enter. Instead the Lord himself buried Moses & he was to spend eternal rest with the Lord.... at first glance I was in awe. Moses did all of this work for the Lord, yet did not receive the promise because of his disobedience in a moment of weakness, yet Moses continued to praise God, and share the message of the Lord to his people. You see, the Promise Land, That moment of disappointment for Moses was temporary, and fleeting. Nothing can compare to an eternity with Christ & that’s the message.
Some of the last words Moses spoke to his people, “it is the Lord himself who goes before you. “ I had literal tears in my eyes as I read this message & the thought that, “life is a vapor. The disappointments that strangle us today will soon be forgotten, and even though his hands might not dig the dirt that lies us to rest, they will surely welcome us to heaven.” so hang in there, struggles are only temporary and the pain or troubles you face will always come to an end and remember! The Lord walks before you, always.
“It is a matter for which we should render unceasing praise that God has not done to us as our sins deserved. Who of us can fail to stand in awe and to tremble when we think what God "might" have justly done to us; what sufferings he "might" have brought upon us, which would have been no more than we have deserved; what pain of body, what distress of mind, what anguish of bereavement - what sorrow, danger, sickness, losses - we "might" have suffered before the point would be reached at which it could be said that we were suffering more than a holy and just God might properly inflict on us.” (Barnes’ Notes on the Bible)
THE BIBLE...I’m gonna be honest that there are some books in it that I just don’t get, I skim over them thinking they don’t apply to me or I will never understand them
But, this study you guys, has CHANGED ALL THAT!! I’m learning, discovering, UNDERSTANDING parts of the Bible I never even knew existed! @angiesmith19
Seamless is amazing!!! Thank you for writing it!!
I highly recommend this to anyone, no matter where you are in your faith journey, to do this study! It will change the way you read and understand the Bible forever! #lifeway #seamlessbiblestudy #angiesmithseamless
WELLNESS WEDNESDAY! Getting back into my Bible Studies...started all of these but never finished. Going to use this pretty notebook to write down my findings! ✝️SWIPE to see what books I will be rediscovering again!!✝️
Well I have offically finished this bible study!! 😭😍
Its so bitter sweet! I loved this study so much and I am so sad that it is over, but at the same time I am so proud of myself for finishing it! 😁
I have struggled to conplete bible studies in the past but doing this one with a group of amazing women has helped me every step of the way! This bible study has brought me closer to the Lord and for that I am eternally greatful! 💜
I am so excoted to start a new study and see where it takes me! 😊
@angiesmith19 #seamlessbiblestudy #foreverchanged #thankful #grateful #blessed #growth #personaldevelopment
We often wonder WHY things happen and WHY we all have DIFFERENT stories and DIFFERENT lives.... But when I sit down with these girls ALL of those questions are answered. “This is WHY” -
#SeamlessBibleStudy #OurTribe #smallgroups
Today was the first day of what is going to be an amazing bible study! I looked around a room full of ladies of ALL ages and just smiled. All of us there to learn and soak up God’s word. All different levels of biblical knowledge and so many great questions were asked/answered. Mary Harbin sat beside me and watching her eyes light up or she whisper her thoughts to me, there are no words to describe that feeling.
Kimbrell missed today because of volleyball team camp. So ready for her to be home safely and off wet roads. Prayers appreciated for safe travel.
Feeling very blessed and thankful. 💕