Another incredible week with my Ocean View women. Thursday night we met again for our weekly Bible Study looking at the Gospel of John. I so look forward to this every week, and in a new way that I didn't during our gatherings last year. Previously we just met and shared stories, prayed for one another, and let whatever we wanted to develop. This year, we start with teaching from the Gospel of John and then reflect on the word of God and what Jesus wants to do in our lives today. It is powerful EVERY TIME. The word of God is so powerful and breathes life into us. This week we talked about the episode in John 2 where Jesus turns over tables and 'cleanses' the Jewish Temple. We talked about the 'holy anger' of Jesus and what God longs for in true worship. Then we just worshiped together in song and prayer. It was beautiful.
Afterwards I got to catch up with one of my favorite women in the group, Pam, and hear about the hardships she has been going through in her personal life and with her family. She is a very special person, and God is going to use in big ways in the future. Just special time.
LOVE THESE WOMEN. They are inspirational and so special. Love.