For awhile there, I was in a good groove with Bible study.
I'm doing Beth Moore's Esther:It's Tough Being a Woman study which is 9 weeks long with a weekly DVD session and 5 days of homework between. I did awesome for about three weeks, then we had someone crashing at our for a couple weeks, my routine was thrown off, and I just ... forgot.
It wasn't like, "I just can't find time for my study." Instead, it didn't cross my mind for like a week. And then one night I'm laying in bed when it dawns on me, "Oh, right ... Esther..."
That's how it was for about a week. Didn't enter my mind at all during the day, then I'm in bed about to doze off and poof! Oh, I forgot to do my study today. AGAIN.
I'm finally inching my way back on track, and while I do so, I'm taking great comfort in Psalms 103:13-14, which says, "As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust."
While it shouldn't be used as an excuse to be lazy, it's wonderful having that verse there as a reminder that God is mindful of my limitations and has compassion on me.
And now, while I'm thinking about it, I'm off the pages of Esther...
Stephanie Morrill is a twenty-something living in Overland Park, Kansas with her husband and two kids. Her only talents are reading, writing, and drinking coffee, so career options were somewhat limited. Fortunately, she discovered a passion for young adult novels a few years ago and has been writing them ever since. Stephanie is the author of The Reinvention of Skylar Hoyt series and is currently working on other young adult projects. She enjoys encouraging and teaching teen writers and does so on her blog www.GoTeenWriters.com. To connect with Stephanie and read samples of her books, check out www.StephanieMorrillBooks.com.