Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Been some time...

Well it certainly has been some time since I last posted on my blog. Work has been keeping me busy as well as my cycling. I just haven't taken the time to sit down and type my thoughts.

I am so excited because Tonja and I are starting our study on the book of Daniel. I am so thrilled to delve back into this book because the first Bible study I participated in was on Daniel. That was back in the fall of 1994. So some 13 years later - I open the book again, not the first time since 1994, but the first time that I will study it from chapter 1 to 12. For 11 weeks - I will be stepping back in time to visit w/ Daniel, Hananiah (Shadrach), Mishael(Meshach), Azariah (Abednego), & King Nebuchadnezzar. What's so amazing about the study - is that we will be looking at Ancient Babylon and comparing it our modern day Babylon. I will be learning about living a life of integrity while also receiving Divine Words of prophecy! We are surrounded by a Babylon of our own and it represents much more than just an ancient city. Opulence, wealth, perfection, me, me, me, self-absorbtion.
I pray I will find time to blog my journey through Daniel... so I can share with you all the God is opening to me. I am excited to see how much more I will see in God's Divine Word in 2007 than I did in 1994! Gods' Word is new everyday! It was the study of the book of Daniel that first introduced me to Biblical study - that book, the Holy Spirit and a hunger in me has kept me digging ever since.

This week - in the introductory video - Beth stated: "God has assigned us to this world - but the enemy has assigned the world to us" Which influence will win out in your life?
In this modern day Babylon - my prayer for you is to seek first His Kingdom, to serve Him in this world He has assigned to you! You will never come up against an enemy that God will not defeat as long as you keep in mind that He is the One and Only - and there is NO other God besides Him!

Read along with me! Read Daniel 1 this week... pray over Daniel 1. Find a study on the Book of Daniel and come along for a wonderful journey!


Andrea said...

Hi Kristen,
I love your blog!!!
God bless.

Ang baylis said...

Oh my goodness!!! I am doing Daniel as well! I have never done this study and it's actually my FIRST one that I am leading (I like to say facilitating) and I am excited, yet nervous!

I will be back to check on you to see how it's going and to get your insight to pass it on!

God is still amazing me!
Much love,
Angie xoxo