Sunday, November 11, 2007

Bible Study

You may have noticed that I like to study and teach the Word. I use to rebel at my tendancy to relate everything to an analogy or potential illustration, then I just decided to embrace it! It has been a liberating experience!

Any who, I have the eensy-beensiest beginnings of a Blog Site that will have bible studies which you are welcome to use in any fashion you like. You can print them off, blot make-up, make paper airplanes with your kids or use the back side for grocery lists...kidding! Use them however you feel inclined to strengthen your own study of God's Word.

I have LOTS of other stuff to put on, but I want to do it in a fashion that is interesting as well as helpful, so I will take my time.
What I have over there now is something about Esther, it compares her story of preparation to meet the King, to our preparation to meet The King. The enuch, Hege, is a picture of the Holy Spirit, followed by the palace being a picture of the Kingdom of God, and the seven maidens Hege assigns to serve Esther in her time of preaprations are a picture of the seven-fold wisdom of God, which is available to us through the Holy Spirit.
Don't take my word for it though! Go check it out!

2 comments:

Karen said...

I have an award for you - see post of Monday 12th Nov 'Ray of Sunshine'

I look forward to checking out what you have posted here too!

freetofly said...

Karen, You are such a blessing, truly! This came at such a...hmmm...cloudy time for me, so I really am grateful!

Thank YOU for shining!

Maria

What Does it Mean Anyway? "Free to Fly"...

Well, it's like this: Here are some of the Webster's Dictionary definitions of Free: a : having the legal and political rights of a citizen b : enjoying civil and political liberty c : enjoying political independence or freedom from outside domination d : enjoying personal freedom : not subject to the control or domination of another2 a : not determined by anything beyond its own nature or being : choosing or capable of choosing for itself...having a scope not restricted by qualification 7 a : not obstructed, restricted, or impeded ...Now, here are some of the Webster's Dictionary definitions of Fly:1 a : to move in or pass through the air with wings b : to move through the air or before the wind or through outer space c : to float, wave, or soar in the air ... a : to take flight ...6 : to work successfully ...Examples which apply from Websters: fly high : to be elated - fly in the face of or fly in the teeth of : to stand or act forthrightly or brazenly in defiance or contradiction of

What does this mean in my life? This means that in life we are meant to be free. While historically mankind has not always enjoyed the opportunity to fully appreciate what that means, we are so indescribably fortunate as to live in a time of the greatest spiritual, physical, financial and political freedom ever known. Freedom doesn't come cheap, nor does it come easy. But the best things in life don't come that way do they? As I write this I am struck by how this sounds like a political statement, and for me this is much more of a spiritual thing, but, same goes for that (political that is). Freedom doesn't come easy. And it's worth whatever fight you have to make to overcome in your life in order to live a life that succeeds. Now the questions is - what is success for you? What is your standard? In my mind what is needed is a definite target - because you can't hit and maintain a moving target. A stable, rock-solid, anchor with no variable, yet multi-faceted. Something pure, just and worthy. If you look at any web page of news you can see that our society is certainly lacking in this area. What a great time to live as a rebel! Nowadays to be a rebel, all you have to do is be willing to engage in the battle of life, while anchored to Christ!