Thursday, May 19, 2011

2 Timothy 1:5

   I recently joined an online group called Good Morning Girls.  I thought it was really a great idea to have an online accountability group to encourage each other to be in the Word everyday.  You simply shoot out an email saying, "Good morning girls!" and share a bit of what you learned.  I am following a suggested reading list they have of Scripture to go along with a book they are doing for the summer The Ministry of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson (whom I love!!).  What I'm really liking is I am only studying 1 to 2 verses a day which I've never done.  Usually I do at least a chapter.  They encourage you to use the S.O.A.P way of studying:

S- Scripture.  Read it and write it
O- Observe. Write down 1-2 observations you made while reading
A- Apply.  Write down 1-2 applications for your life
P- Pray.  Pray over what you have learned

I'm really enjoying it and wanted to share with you my "insights" from today's reading in 2 Timothy

2 Timothy 1:5 (New Living Translation)

 5 I remember your genuine faith, for you share the faith that first filled your grandmother Lois and your mother, Eunice. And I know that same faith continues strong in you.

I love this verse in Timothy!  I was not raised in a strong Christian home so I find it encouraging to see the impact I could have on my children.  I also have a husband with a strong but quiet faith and I like that Timothy, as a boy, was encouraged in his faith by women not men (at least not that is mentioned).  My big thing that caught me today was that he had a memorable faith.  It said he remembered his genuine faith.  As a woman I think I worry a lot about how I look when I am with people but I've never really thought about trying to be memorable because of my faith.  What an awesome thought.  That I could meet somebody and they later would say, "Oh yeah.  I remember you!  You had such a genuine faith!  I never forgot meeting you."  

  Today that was my prayer, as I meet people I will be remembered in a good way for my genuine faith whether they agree with the Christian faith or not. I have met a few people in this life that I totally disagree with but can walk away thinking they are very... I don't know the words... very kind, strong, smart and sensitive when it came to sharing their thoughts even though they knew I didn't agree. Maybe I can be one seed that is planted in a persons life that changes their view of Christianity from bad to good.  A person who gets them thinking about the Lord.  Now that is something to strive for!  That's how I want to be remembered!

If you want to check out Good Morning Girls go to
I found a group to join from my state or you can start your own group.  Whatever you do- today get in the Word!

1 comment:

Valery said...

Tami, loved your post today and I love that S.O.A.P. philosophy! what an excellent idea! My summer small group is doing S.T.O.P. by Sabrina Fairchild so far so good, funny how you should write about wanting to be remembered for our faith, that IS the way we should walk! I hope everyone remembers me as the JESUS FREAK that I am!! best part of being me :) have a wonderful day!!

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