Wednesday, June 27, 2012

JOB1


Here's the "personal" version of our ladies' bible study on Job 1 (minus large and small group discussion).  Use the outline and questions below to engage the Lord and the scripture on your own time.  

JOB1

BEFORE you read the scripture...
Prepare your heart to hear from God. Try listening to the video/song below. As you listen, prayerfully breathe OUT all the crap and baggage you are holding on to. Breath IN God and His Spirit. Focus on the lyrics, pray the lyrics. Relax, "dial" or "tune" in. Seek God and PRAY that He’d speak to you as you read today!  


Ask God to speak to you today as you read.  Consider using this scripture to pray for understanding:  Ephesians 3  - I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have the power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge - that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.  God, give me the power to know Your love, to understand the fullness of what You have for me in Your Word today!

READ the scripture...

Find Job 1 in your Bible or favorite bible translation.  As you read, journal or take notes and prayerfully ask the Lord these questions.  (If you like ambient music to listen to AS you read, try this playlist: Ambient Bible Study 6.26.12)
  1. God, what part of this scripture are you highlighting for me today?
  2. What do you want to say to me through this? In regard to my life? In regard to who You are or what You're doing?
  3. Now that You have spoke, how do you want this to change the way I live? How can I apply this to my life, God?
  4. Write down any questions that you have in regard to scripture.
MOVING FORWARD QUESTIONS & IDEAS...
    • Read through this passage for a week, at least once per day.  Continue to journal your thoughts, your prayers, your questions, etc.
    • Are you comfortable and/or acquainted with the kind of God who allows suffering?  How do you reconcile suffering and pain in the world when it comes to your theology or beliefs about God?  Consider studying the topic of God & Suffering more!
    • Think about a time that you were at your lowest, your most broken, like Job...  How did it feel?  Were you able to worship in spite of it all?  Why or why not?
    • How was God faithful in a season of struggle or suffering in your own life?  Journal your thoughts or share your experiences with a friend.

MORE RESOURCES...
This Pinterest board is a compilation of fun things (art, prints, music, translations, commentaries, quotes, prayers, etc.) relating to Job 1.  Click HERE or on the Pinterest picture to snoop around.

If you are in the Sioux Falls area, available on Tuesday nights, and wanting to JOIN us at bible study, please leave a comment below with your email address.  I'll be in touch!
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