The way God answers prayers isn’t always the way we expect Him to answer, is it? How many times do we have something completely different in mind for an answer? Well, we think we have it all figured out and that the only thing God has to do is act on it.
Monday I told you about my search to find a new Study Bible. If you read my post you’ll also know that, in the end, I decided to stick with the one I have and love — my Matthew Henry Study Bible. I was sure, I had it all figured out and so I stopped searching.
But Saturday morning last week God reached out and touched my heart. He added another purpose to my daily Bible study. See, that day I went to a seminar where I was learning more about children’s ministry. I learned how to start a Bible story, what to look for in a lesson and how to keep the children interested all the way to the end. But, most importantly, this got stuck in my mind: That there is a difference between telling stories and teaching truth. And I thought: where can we find such an abundance of truth? Isn’t God’s Word the perfect source?
The lady in the front who was showing us the available materials held up the next book and said: “I only got one copy of these with me today. …”
It was as if I knew she has brought it along just for me 😉 During the break I went to take a closer look at it and felt like God placed it into my hands and said: “I want you to have this because this is going to be your new Study Bible from now on.” ❤