Hey, Friends! It’s that time again – this week is my birthday, and it’s tradition around here to share everything I’m loving right now, and the things that have made this last year enjoyable/delicious/successful/positive in any way.:)
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Today I want to talk a bit about the spiritual growth opportunities I’ve been exposed to over the past year. Some exciting, uncomfortable, awesome things happened in my 35th year of life! Here’s what impacted me the most:
1) Taking a Prophesy Class at Church of the Rock
I’ve written about this a number of times before (like here and here), but I’ll say it again: This class changed me. I didn’t want to go at all, but I’m so glad I did! Here’s to taking risks. Let’s see what this next year holds!!
2) Leading a Prayer Class at my Church
Another uncomfortable experience that ended up being one of my favorite things this year! I’ve led that class for a year, and by the time it ended in June, I still didn’t feel like I had a clue what I was doing. But God is so awesome, and did so many amazing things in that class, we were just all glad to be a part of it, I think.
3) My “December Challenge”
Another one I wrote about a number of times in the past (here and here). Probably the most life-changing experience of my year. If I hadn’t taken that leap of faith, I would not be sitting here today with our little baby boy in my belly, kicking me repeatedly as I type! Still can’t believe it – God has done what seemed impossible, and I’m blown away by it all!
4) Beth Moore’s Bible Study on “Jesus, the One and Only”
This was such a powerful Bible study! It’s always hard for me to drag myself out of the house on a cold, dark winter night, to get over to our church for a Bible study. But every time I do, I’M SO GLAD I WENT!! Learned a ton from this one. If you ever get the chance to do it, go for it!!
5) Speaking About Moses at a Ladies’ Retreat in Spring
You know how they say the one teaching always learns the most? True, yet again! I loved learning about the life of Moses and Egyptian history as I prepared for this retreat. There was an absolute TON on information I devoured but never shared, and I would love to find a way to share it at some point. Not sure how. But much of what God taught me during that time about faith and believing God to do the impossible held me together in the months after that retreat.
Any awesome classes, Bible studies, or books you took in this past year? How has God been challenging you? Give me some new book ideas!!
2 thoughts on “Birthday Favorites: Spiritual Growth”
I have been enjoying waking up a bit earlier with my littlest and getting to read and cuddle with just her:)
We started a Bible study group just over a year ago, and while the books that we have chosen to use so far have been less-than-stellar, it has been nice to get together on a regular basis with friends to read more into the Bible. For our next book, we definitely need to pick something that will get us deeper into the Word for sure!