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Stir the Deep with Me: Lesson 4

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Stir the Deep with Me: Lesson 4
Structure of the Word of God

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Introduction to Mentoring Program
Lesson 1: The Process of Quiet Time
Lesson 2: Coming as a Bride
Lesson 3: Holy Spirit as The Teacher
Lesson 5: Perspectives for being in the Word of God
Lesson 6: What to Expect?
Lesson 7: Review and Mentoring Others

This video is the structure of the Word of God and some thoughts on why it is written as it is.

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Author: Rachel

My passion is cultivating a deep relationship with God and helping others to do the same. I LOVE sharing with others insights that God has taught me and hearing what God has taught them... thus my blog, Stirring the Deep. My focus is on a relationship, not a religion. Life is in the relationship. I believe in a balance and unity of body, mind and spirit. I feel it's important to nurture all three for they all affect each other. I try to live in the present, where the Holy Spirit is. And I try to do all with the motive of love. I've come to believe life is a journey and not a destination. It isn't about perfection, is it about growth.

20 thoughts on “Stir the Deep with Me: Lesson 4

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  4. Rachel, this is so good! And I have found it to be true, just as you said. Still, it’s good to hear it articulated–sometimes actually hearing a thing said gives you that kind of “Oh Yeah . . . Now I get it!” moment. Thanks!

    Love, Cindy

    • Hi Cindy – I love when that happens – that oh yeah . . . now I get it 🙂 By the way, I sent you the second CD – so now you’ll have all of them.

      • Thank you so much, Rachel! I got the first one, and I’ll be looking for this new one. I know these will be a real blessing to our group. 🙂

        Cindy

  5. I watched the video yesterday, but didn’t have a chance to comment until now.

    Your explanation of the Bible not being linear, and that connections can be made through verses throughout the books is helpful. I think it helps keep us in active reading mode–looking for connections while studying as opposed to simply trying to get to the next page.

    Also, I can see why the time of reflection is essential. I may not comprehend the connections while reading initially, but can gain new perspectives after some quiet time thinking about Scripture.

    Great direction Rachel. Keep up the good work.

    • Slamdunk – I really appreciate your feedback on the videos. And it is amazing how the Spirit makes connections between different books and stories – it truly is fascinating 😉

  6. You speak the truth Rachel.Do you have a ministry?I like when you said “That God does not reveal things to everybody”.He did not reveal everything to the Pharisees because they were doing everything to discredit Jesus.

    • Hi Mike – no ministry in the traditional sense – but God has given me a passion for His Word and talking about it as well helping others cultivate a relationship with Him, thus the videos 🙂

  7. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm maybe we should put these on tv.
    thank you for commenting on my site!
    john

  8. Hey Rachel,

    As always, so many things that hit home for me in this video. You remind us that everything in the Word and in God’s physical works are there to teach us about Him; how true and how exciting! This is one of many things I often try to share in my own blog: how His works point me back to Him. One day several weeks ago, I wrote a short reflection on being outside, taking a walk and stopping short in a particular spot, closing my eyes and feeling the wind move around me. When I opened my eyes and began to move on, I turned, counted, and realized that when the wind has moved around me (often reminding me of the movement of God’s Holy Spirit), I had been standing in the midst of three trees, which immediately made me think of the Trinity working together to do God’s work. God sends these beautiful moments to me so often!

    The more I abide in His Word, the more I have experienced some of the exciting things you talk about here, like God leading me to see connections in the Bible, revealing something new in a passage I’d read multiple times, and giving me a specific direction through a verse. Last year, I spend a lot of time skipping around from book to book as my questions and the Spirit led me, but this year, I’ve begun my reading from the beginning since I think we get a special and helpful understanding by looking at how God has worked from originally calling His people through Abraham to making His salvation available to all nations through Christ. As I read the account of the days following the flood, when Noah, etc. were still waiting in the ark, my eyes focused on a seemingly random phrase (this is how the Spirit often draws me to focus on something; it’s almost as if my eyes can’t go any further until I consider what He glued them to). The phrase was “the hundred and fifty days” (embedded in Genesis 8:3). As I rested on those words, I realized my lesson for that day didn’t really have much to do with the flood, but this number of days. God reminded me that He has created all of the world in 6 days… but He chose to slowly allow the flood waters to go down in 150! It may seem odd that this stood out to me so much, but I so often don’t have much patience and wonder why God’s answers to my questions or His work in my life isn’t happening more quickly, and this was His answer: He does His work in His own way, in His own time. He could do it in any amount of time He wants, but He chooses to work at His own pace for His perfect reasons. It was a very needed lesson. This is what spending time in the Word does! And yes, it is very exciting!

    • Ruth – what a beautiful experience – I too often stop to feel the breeze on my face and think of the Spirit moving in and through me – and the trees – perfect. And your experience in the Word is truly inspiring and encouraging. When we stop and seek it is amazing what God reveals to us.

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    • Hello Ruth Ann~ God must have sent this blog to me today. I really neeedd to read it! I do have a troubled adult son and it breaks my heart! God’s grace peace is the only thing that gets me through the days! Please pray for Wes~ our family. He is a Christian and does love the Lord as all our family does! Be so thankful that your children are doing well and following the Lord! I can tell that you love the Lord and have taught your children well! Your a great inspiration and May God continue to Bless you your family!! I really do enjoy reading your blog! Blessings~Paula

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