So I never really advertised the bible study to any youth until yesterday but had some people call around today and also posted it on our site. We had 6 girls and 2 other leaders show up. Which really is a good number for a small group study and about what we averaged for the one last fall.
It was really good for the first one. I think the girls realized how good of a speaker Beth is. I’m pretty sure they were worried that it was going to be boring staring at a tv for 45 minutes and hear another person talk but she is such a dynamic speaker, it’s hard not to watch and listen to her. She really is so funny and yet intense at the same time. Even though I’ve seen that introductory session 3 times now, I still got new stuff out of it. I just love the concept that living controlled by the Spirit will not just change your life, it will change your day. It’s in the little things of just getting through the day in love, joy, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness and self-control. I mean, wouldn’t it be great if we all had a little more of all that stuff. I’m looking forward to it. And there were a few girls in there that I think really identified with some of that and will be paying attention to what she says. I hope they do their homework not just so it’s checked off the list but so they will be studying through the week and really get it. I see so much potential for all of them and I just hope they grab onto it and run with it. But even if they don’t do the weekly work, just listening to Beth Moore for 45 minutes every week will make anyone a little better.