"I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever." Psalm 86:12

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Writing Bible Studies :)

I am so thankful that I finally feel purpose here! I love this brilliant light that is again shining in my life! I have spent a few hours today writing Bible studies for 3rd to 6th grade girls. I finally feel as though the Lord is allowing me to do something in an area in which He has gifted me. And it's so neat to see how He has orchestrated it all and how He has prepared me in the past for this task.

As children's intern for the past two summers at church, one task I was assigned to my first summer was writing morning devotions, and my second summer I wrote a couple of large group Bible studies for the 3rd to 6th grade students.

Writing these Bible studies is something I am really enjoying doing. And just because it's for 3rd-6th grade students doesn't automatically make it an easy task! It's definitely stretching me! I have to dig in to my creative side to find a way to capture the kid's attention, and then I dig in to scripture to make a 30 minute study. I love it! And I will definitely be stretched by the time I finish writing 27 of them!! That's 13 and half hours of Bible study material, and each takes about an hour and a half to write, so I definitely have my hands full now! I'm so thankful for this opportunity!

Please pray that the Lord would give me wisdom on which topics He would have me to write. This has been the hardest part so far and I've only written three! So feel free to leave comments and throw out ideas on good Bible study topics for 3rd to 6th grade girls, especially if you have girls this age - what would you want them to learn in Bible study?

Thanks for you prayers!! See you all in 20 days :)


  1. I knew all those devotions that Jarrod had you write were preparing you for something big! So happy for you, and so excited to see God working in you!

  2. Jord, so glad to hear what the Lord is doing in your life these past fews day. I hope you make the most of your last few weeks in Africa and I know He still has so many plans for you. We love you and can't wait to see your pretty face again in 19 days! woo hoo!!!

  3. Hi girly! You are such a blessing to me. And I'm thrilled you are writing Bible studies...perfect! I made a random list two years ago when I was searching for a Bible study for 5th and 6th grade girls. Let's see what I can remember...
    inner beauty (1 Peter 3:3-4)
    thoughts (Philippians 4:8)
    contentment (Esther)
    stand firm (Daniel)
    Sorry...my head is swimming from teacher inservice all week. LOL! But maybe my short list will spark something. ;) Love you to pieces and praying for you!