Today I began a new Bible study. A study with a group of awesome girls. Well, I bet they're awesome even though I don't know them really well yet. I'm willing to bet they're pretty cool because they're gathered right here in bloggyland. Yep, that's right. I'm joining with a group of bloggers to study the book of Daniel.
Our fearless leader on this safari is Amber, otherwise known as His Girl. This is the first week of the study. It's totally a laid back, go at your own pace during the week type study. Then we meet back at Amber's blog on Mondays and post our own thoughts. Yeah that scares me a little bit too. I mean, it's Daniel, I'm not sure I've ever had too many thoughts about Daniel other than those stinky lions and that silly fire. But I'm asking the Lord to give me thoughts about Daniel.
And I'm finding it rather appropriate that the first week's study is called Exploring Courage and Conquering Fear. Hmmmmm. I think I'm in the right spot. I've been reading Daniel 1 tonight. Meditating on some thoughts. Guess where those thoughts led me? You got it! Right back to Isaiah 41. So for tonight I will silence the thoughts and lay back in the arms of God.
Where does that leave you? Well, just know this. It's not too late to join us on this safari through Daniel. What, you don't have a blog? Post on your facebook page or in the comments section on Amber's blog or this blog or my facebook page or I could probably arrange for you to send out a group email if you'd rather. Get it? It's just about God's girls studying His word and hearing His voice. Together. So come on! What are you waiting for?
I pulled you in from all over the world, called you in from every dark corner of the earth. Telling you, " You're my servant, serving on my side. I've picked you. I haven't dropped you." Don't panic. I'm with you. There's no need to fear for I'm your God. I'll give you strength. I'll help you. I'll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you. Isaiah 41:9-10 The Message
I think Daniel gives Isaiah 41 a whole new meaning. What about you?