Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl

I have participated in dozens of Bible study groups since we got married. I have gone through books of the Bible in a Sunday School setting, taken dvd/homework series with other women, and even participated in groups focused exclusively on prayer.

Many of them have blessed me, but few of them have rocked me to the core.

There comes a point – hopefully after just one study – that we have to ask ourselves why we continue to take classes if we aren’t willing to change as a result?

Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl was highly recommended and I’m so glad I took the time to read it cover to cover. Even if it did take me about six weeks!

Lysa’s ability to take the most mundane task  (think cutting a pineapple) and apply it to studying the Word of God is both insightful and entertaining.

She shares the kind of stuff we normally prefer to hide: failures, insecurities, doubts. In doing so, she allows us to recognize the real motivation for study of God’s Word…

“So that you may know him better.” Ephesians 1:17b

Lysa says, “Becoming more than a good Bible study girl means I separate my shortcomings from my identity and let Jesus be the only measure of my worth.” Later adding, “It’s being able to sit in the noise of the arena of life with every worldly distraction imaginable bombarding you and suddenly thinking of Him – talking with Him, smiling with Him, and realizing that every longing you’ve ever had in life to be more…is already filled. By Him. The One who chooses you.”

There aren’t just broad principles and lofty ideals in these pages, but practical application for our hearts, walk with God, relationships, struggles, thoughts, and calling.

She closes the book asking us if we are willing to pray dangerous prayers. The kind where we tell God: inconvenience me, change me, get my attention.

How do you apply what you study to your daily life?