Well there is nothing quite like waking up at 4 in the morning feeling like your head is going to explode and even your back teeth are aching. Made for a very exhausting day. But it's amazing what a couple, or half dozen Ibuprofen and a good night's sleep will do. Getting up today with no headache was a gift. Thank you, Lord. I still feel wiped but at least I feel like tackling the day and not just going back to bed. Yipee! Thank you all for your kind words and prayers.
So I seem to be stuck in the reading department. I've only made it into a few chapters on the book that's been next on my reading list for over a week now. And it's not because it's not good. In fact, it's second in a series, and I very, very much enjoyed the first one and could hardly wait to get into this one. But the last two books I read, even though fiction, have sort of really stuck with me, and I just haven't been able to let go of them yet internally. Does this happen to anyone else? Or is this just a personal weirdness only I own?
And speaking of books, our ladies study decided to do this book for our new study. I think some of the ladies wanted to do it because they felt it might be a little fluffier because of Patsy Clairmont's humor and because of the topic. But oh my word. It has taken us two nights just to get through the introduction. Each chapter has study questions in back and some are very thought provoking and have generated much talk and discussion. And our leader is very good at taking it even deeper and really delving into the Word of God. There has been much revealing of hearts and attitudes amongst the women. I think the topic, our emotions, especially negative ones, is a topic most women struggle with. I mean, who hasn't had fear, insecurity, anger, depression and a myriad of other emotions keep them bound and not living the joyful life that God has for them at some point in their lives. And I'm thinking this study is going to be wonderful, at least for me, in getting me to a point where I can start laying my overwhelming emotional "stuff" at the feet of Christ and leaving it there rather taking it back and allowing emotions to control my life. Huge for me as I'm a pretty emotional person and really "feel" things. Chapter 1 is all about being still and knowing God rather than blustering about with activity or being a people pleaser. Yup, I can definitely see God putting his finger on things in my life already. I have a feeling I'll be hanging on for dear life at some points of this study. But I'm also so looking forward to what God is going to do.
So, I'd like to know if you're involved in a group study, what are you studying and what things do you hope God will accomplish through the study in your life.