I’m going to be very open and honest with you guys, okay?? I’m going to share a secret that’s been weighing on my heart in preparation for Noteworthy November: Ephesians.
After publishing the Intro blog, I was pretty overwhelmed with thoughts of fear, anxiety, and sheer confusion. “Amy, what are you doing??” ” You have bitten off way more that you can chew!” “You surely are going to fall flat on your face and look like a complete fool, quit now while you are ahead.”
I am admitting right now that I am not perfect, I am no genius or scholar, I’ve not been to school or been formally trained in bible teaching. But, I am a born again Christian, a sinner just like the rest of the world, trying to be obedient to the Lord and sharing what He has taught me. I am trying to share what He has placed on my heart with you! I will make mistakes and say things that are wrong, but it’s your job as a reader to check what I say against the Scripture. Use your bible, ask your spouse, ask a friend, or your pastor if something doesn’t sound right. Then come back and share with me!
Then the Holy Spirit spoke up and reminded me of the glorious truth of Who I am and Whom I belong to! I may not know what I am doing or have all of the answers, but the Lord sure does and I am trusting Him for all things. If he brought me to this, He will bring me through it.
While I was reading through some of my notes, I found this from a ladies retreat last year…Remember fear is usually just false evidence appearing real. Not all fears, but most of the time there really is nothing to fear.
I will not continue to be afraid. The Lord is good and is always with me and is going to provide me all that I need to share with you!
Another not so secret secret, I am really so incredible excited to be on this journey with you. My prayer is that someone who is reading and writing with me becomes closer to the Lord during this journey. Also, I pray that someone learns more of Him and his love, and something shifts in your soul and you make meaningful bible study a daily discipline.
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