Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Tuesday's Teachings

Today our Ladies Bible Study started back up again at Bethany. The study is called Enjoy - A Thirst-Quenching Look at Philippians by Tianne Moon. The study focuses on joy - where does it come from? And how can we get more of it? It's a study that just seems to be SO applicable to my life right now. I'm looking forward to all that I can and will learn through this study. I'm looking forward to forming friendships with the ladies who will be in my discussion group.
So I thought that since bible study is on Tuesdays, I would try and dedicate a post each Tuesday to what I learned or what stood out the most to me that day. Since today was more about getting started and the introduction, it was very easy to pinpoint what stood out as significant to me.
"Joy does not come from a change in our circumstances. It comes from a change in our perspective on those circumstances."
This is just a wonderful reminder to me that it is ALL about my attitude. If I choose to look for the good in a bad situation or focus on what the Lord is trying to teach me, I am instantly more joyful. This is the example I want to be for my children, husband, family and friends. When people look at me, I want them to see someone whose life is centered on Christ and who radiates - JOY!


Jane Anne said...

This looks like a wonderful study! I am going to look forward to your Tuesday posts. I was just working on my "perspective" tonight. Thank you for reminding me that attitude is so, so important. I miss you, sweet friend!

Anonymous said...

I love that saying and it is so true. Thanks for sharing.

~~Missy~~ said...

I am so excited to be doing this study. I will be doing it on Wednesday nights since I have to take the kids for Awana anyways. It seems like I really need this study right now too.