Monday, April 17, 2006

Imagine ME, the bible study teacher!! HA!

It's really true, God will use anybody who is willing! We don't have to great, or powerful, or talented, or a good speaker! Just willing!

In fact look at who he chose to be his disciplines! These were ordinary men, nothing special or great. Some were fishermen. The one thing in common with them was a willingness to follow Jesus! Wow!!

On Tuesday's I attend a women's bible study at my church and the pastor will be out of town so she asked me to lead the study!! When she asked me I was thrilled down to my bones and jumped at the chance to do something for Christ.

Normally I'm a very shy person; I don't like speaking in front of people. I get nervous and start breathing funny and feel like I'm going to faint. My words come out all jumbled and don't make any sense. I try to avoid attention, in fact even my wedding was very small in my parent’s home. Only family and even then I didn't like having all eyes on me.

I don't know why I am this way, most of my family are fabulous speakers and leaders in the church. My father is a wonder preacher, very powerful. I've never heard a better preacher in fact. I am amazed at how eloquent and wise he is, the wisest man I've ever met. And my mother, well there never has been a more talented woman. I'm telling you that woman can do ANYTHING. She's a writer, a speaker, she paints, and she sings, she plays piano, she entertains. I could create a whole blog on just her alone! Her talents are too many mention, really, I kid you not!

Anyway, I am so excited to lead the study. I don't even care that I'll be so nervous I'll almost faint. I don't care if everything comes out jumbled! In fact I don't even pray that he makes me a great speaker or leader, I only ask that in my weakness He is made strong! I pray that he uses me for His glory!!!! I am convinced the weaker I am the stronger He is!! I am excited to get up and stumble and expose my weakness for Him!!! It is so excited to follow Jesus!!

Isn't He wonderful??? Isn't He amazing?? Isn't His plan so genius???!!! I am in awe of Him, I marvel at His greatness!!


Kristy Dykes said...

I'm so thrilled you're going to teach the Bible study lesson. That is great! As you teach the Bible, you grow, grow, grow in your faith. I've often told people that if they want to be a stronger Christian, to teach, or to assist in a class. You have to study to be able to teach, and as you study, you learn and grow.

I'll be praying for you, Jennifer.
Love, Mom

milton dykes said...


How touching the things you have written about your Mom and me. We are so proud of our daughters and thrilled with what God is doing in your lives. I have always felt that God had His hand on your lives in special ways and that He desires to use you in great ways to bless others.

Keep your love pure and simple for the Lord. Let Him be your best friend. He will lead and guide you in His good and holy ways.

Love, Dad