Well, our time this year in the Book of Acts is drawing to a close. I will not be posting BSF Lesson 32 answers as it’s all personal questions that only you can answer.
However, I am posting this page for you all to share your answers to Lesson 32 if you’d like, what you learned this year and how the Study of Acts has impacted your life. I’d love to hear it!
I’ll go first:
The over-all theme this year for me was prayer: the importance of prayer, the significance of it, how we should pray all the time in every situation, and how God answers our prayers even when we don’t see it. We are to bring everything to the table: every worry, qualm, anxiety, triumph, failure, persecution, question, feeling, and quandary to Him and He will take every single burden and make them His own.
I have never read any of these books of the Bible before (my goal of finishing the New Testament is summer reading!) so all of this was new information for me. It has been wonderful to piece together the history of it all (you know me) and learn exactly how Christianity spread and how difficult it was and yet God prevailed.
Yesterday at church we discussed how the Jewish people are the only group of people to have survived millenia since recorded time. Gone is the Ancient Egyptians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Persians, Ancient Greeks and Romans, the Ottoman and Byzantine Empires and the empires of modern times such as the Nazi regime. Only the Jews have survived and thrived. All thanks to God and His magnificence.
I learned what it’s like to live a Christian life. I grew up a Christian but we didn’t attend church regularly and when we did attend church it was all fluff. I’m tired of fluff. I want someone to tell me I’m going to Hell if I don’t believe; to tell me I’m straying from God’s path when I am; to tell me how to submit to authority and others; to tell me to love others.
Not having a Christian life modeled has impacted my life greatly and as I make mistakes in life, I am continually praying I learn from them and turn a new leaf in my life.
I don’t think God’s will for my life has changed. Nor will it ever. I do think I have learned a bit more about what it’s going to take to achieve His will for my life and the sacrifices I will be required to make in order to do so.
I pray all of this new knowledge I have learned stays in my brain until the point it is needed and when the situation arises it emerges. I pray I can bless others through my knowledge.
Summer goals: to finish reading the website I posted (HERE) and to finish the New Testament reading. I’m in the book of John so I don’t have too much left after this study!
To all of you who have been so encouraging to me and others throughout this study, I send a heart-felt thanks. It is much appreciated and beyond my words.
I wish all of you a joyous and blessed summer break and I will see you in the fall where we will start at the beginning of it all!