This morning we went to MOPS and it was especially good. It's always fun but, today I enjoyed it even more than normal. Our Mentor Mom Coordinator did an excellent devotion. She shared a few verses that all included the word "plans". A couple of the verses were:
Proverbs 16:3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.
Jeremiah 29:11For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
She passed out pieces of paper for us to write down a list of things we want to work on. Then we had some time to pray and think over our list and see if there was a specific thing on their that God was wanting us to really work on. A few of the things I wrote down were:
•Get up and spend time with my husband before he goes to work.
•Walk daily or get some sort of exercise.
After praying over my list, it was obvious to me that God wants me to work on getting up with my husband and spending a few moments with him before he goes to work. I got up early today to make french toast to bring to MOPS and I was up with him. He called me later and said that it made him start his day in a great mood because we were able to spend a little time together this morning. So, it's obvious to me that's something that should become a priority in my life.
Later during MOPS, our children's pastor came and spoke. She shared about how Jesus interacts with women in the Bible and how women are just as important to Him as men are. She gave us the opportunity to read the story of Jesus and the women at the well in John 4. We read the story and then we discussed it.
What I loved is that it felt like we really studied scripture. I love looking at verses in the Bible and then really discussing and dissecting them with other people. I understand it so much better that way. Even though I grew up in church, I fell like I have so much to learn. I'm thankful to have some awesome people in my life that I can learn with!