My Journey Through Seminary
I am embarking on a new journey that I would love to share with you, my readers. This past summer I was struggling with trying to find a way to study the Bible that seemed to “fit” me. Having tried numerous study guides and methods, nothing seemed to be right for me. I was sharing this at lunch with a group of ladies from my church. One of them spoke up and said she thought that the online course some of the ladies were taking might be just what I was looking for. So after much prayer, I decided God led me to this course and I would definitely give it a try.
What course am I studying? Berean School of the Bible through Global University. It is a 3 year course that can be taken for personal growth or to obtain a ministry degree. I hope to obtain a degree, but really want to grow in my knowledge of the Bible.
Do I feel “called” to ministry? I do, although I will admit that Satan has already attacked me in this area, making me question if I was truly “called”. Thank God for the lady that first talked to me about signing up for this course. Her name is Jean and she has been a true blessing. We cried together over this attack and she gave me some much needed encouragement. Imagine our surprise when our pastor preached a sermon that same morning regarding this very issue. God is truly amazing!
How can God use someone like me? I will be the first to admit that I am far from perfect. I need God’s hand on my life in many areas. One of which is my sharp tongue. Yep, I definitely need my tongue tamed. I don’t mean to be sharp but it happens a lot. Sometimes it’s not so much what I say as my tone of voice. Does God expect me to be perfect? NO! No one can be perfect except Jesus. However, He does expect me to admit my sins and strive to overcome them. WITH HIS HELP! I can do nothing on my own. God can and will use any of us. You can look at His disciples and the many problems they had and overcame to see that this is true. It is not easy to share my faults with everyone but I am hoping to be able to help others that may have some of the same issues.
I am a work in progress and I am looking forward to this new adventure. I will be taking my first BIG test this week so please say a prayer for me. I hope you will follow me on my journey. God Bless!
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“Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;”
Proverbs 3:5 NKJV