We begin week four of womens Bible study with a lesson on intimacy with God. We’re reading One in a Million: Journey to Your Promised Land written by Priscilla Shirer. At the start of today’s lesson, we had the opportunity to rank our passion for God right now. You ranked your passion from cold at one end of the scale, to boiling over on the other end. The more we study our Bible and learn about God’s unyielding love for us, the more likely we are to feel intimacy with Him. He is a patient Father, teaching and protecting His children in love.
I especially enjoyed the eagle’s wings scenario described by Priscilla in today’s lesson. Sometimes it helps to see scripture from a setting in nature, such as the eaglet and mother relationship. As Priscilla Shirer writes:
“Mother eagles love and cherish their young, determine when to stir the nest to incite the desire for flight, and prioritize protecting them as they develop strength.”
She reminds us that our relationship with God is similar to being needy and dependent, leaving the nest, and learning to fly.
We praise you Father, as you watch over us like an eagle hovers over His young. Help us to be aware of your Presence and your protection over us, as we learn to fly. Amen.
Priscilla Shirer Quotes
- Whether we find ourselves in the midst of a desert or enjoying an oasis of plenty, God’s purpose is to develop passionate hearts that beat for Him.
Today’s Scripture Verses (NASB)
You must worship no other gods, for the Lord, whose very name is Jealous, is a God who is jealous about his relationship with you. Exodus 34:14 NLT
He watches over His nest like an eagle
and hovers over His young;
He spreads His wings, catches him,
and lifts him up on His pinions. Deuteronomy 32:11 HCSB
What can you do to increase your intimacy with God?