I am so happy to talk about the amazing women’s Bible study group Nena, Cheri, and I joined at their church in Brenham. We have gone twice now and I am looking forward to next week’s already.
We are studying the Book of Esther. After sharing some of it with my Mom today, I thought I might share it on my blog too for anyone else interested (and for me to reflect back on as well).
Last week (day 1; Ch. 1) we talked about God’s presence in our lives and how we can trust him with our circumstances. One question I really thought about was “Do you ever give things to God and then turn around and take it back?”
This week (day 2), we discussed six of Esther’s queen-like qualities that Christian women should aspire to have.
1.) Grace filled charm and elegance
2.) Unusual restraint and control (ex: the ability to keep a secret for someone)
3.) Continual teachable spirit
4.) Unselfish modesty and authenticity
5.) Winsomeness (meaning pleasant and delightful spirit) regardless of surroundings
6.) Humble respect for authority
I really feel like I will grow as a Christian and as a woman, wife, mother one day from joining this study group….afterall “when you’re green, you’re growing; when you’re ripe, you’re rotten.”