As we begin on this walk together, I think it is very important for you to know who I am and who I am not. I am an everyday girl, probably very much like you. I am married to a great guy that makes me laugh every day, and together we have three young children ages 8, 6, and 2. I love the Lord with all my heart, and will never understand or comprehend how or why He could love a soul like mine. I am a stay at home mom, and have enjoyed this time of my life more than any other. I love to study God’s word, and nothing brings me greater peace and joy than to see His promises play out in my life. But if I am being honest, my bible study time is crammed in between small pockets of time. Usually things like changing diapers, carpool, and playing Dance Party on the Wii with my girls. I have never taken a theology class (though I have studied with and under some great teachers), and I am ever so grateful to our God that is willing to teach to anyone, not just the scholarly.
So when I felt God’s prompting to study Moses, and then write about it, I didn’t believe it. There has never been a person less qualified to write about biblical topics than I am. Though this community of woman here at Playing Sublimely is a small one, the idea that even one person would be willing to visit here is an overwhelming honor for me. But in short what I want you to know is: I’m just a simple minded girl with a Bible…period. I trust that as we walk through this study together, you will be patient with me. I promise that what you have in me is someone that is prayerfully considering every word written, and someone that desires nothing more than God’s will in her life and for His Name to be lifted high.
One last thing, I’m dragging someone else along with me as we begin this adventure. My sister Mary will be writing this study along side of me. I cannot wait for you to meet her! She has been studying the bible for longer than I, and it shows! She is indeed wiser than I, and you are going to love what she has to say. I have never met a bible teacher quite like my sister, and I am so thankful to have her support in this.
So what do you think? Are you up for seeing what God has to say to us through the life of His humble servant Moses? Oh how I hope you are! We will be getting started soon…
Amy called me several months ago and asked me a strange question.
“Have you been getting anything from God lately, like a feeling you were supposed to do something huge?”
I wish I could say that my response was “Yes! Just this morning I was reading in Exodus and….” But honestly, I was in the car after dropping off children at school and the only thing “huge” on my agenda was that I was getting to the gym for the first time in two weeks. So, as Amy explained to me that she felt like God was leading her and me to study through the life of Moses with all of her Playing Sublimely friends, I figured she was just taking on the characteristics of her latest biblical hero. In an effort to convince her that this call was probably just for her, I reminded her how Moses argued with God when he received his mission to bring the Israelites out of Egypt. He couldn’t possibly do that job! Go before Pharaoh (Exodus 3:11)? He was a terrible public speaker (Exodus 4:10)! So I told her that she shouldn’t argue with God. Go for it, Amy! Alone.
Then she reminded me that God made Aaron, his brother, go too. I should have seen that one coming.
I started studying the Bible shortly after I became a Christian almost 14 years ago. I have been tremendously blessed to sit at the feet of some very gifted teachers over the years. Unfortunately, I have not matured into one of those teachers! But I am willing to come along side Amy and together, with you as our partners, dig into Exodus and discover whatever “huge” thing God has up His sleeve.
Please join us in praying that Jesus will be exalted, magnified, glorified and praised in everything we learn together over the next few months. He must increase and we must decrease.
I’ll meet you on the banks of the Nile very soon!
Mary, the least of all