It's in the early pre-dawn hours that are best for me to find study time. Because the morning is still, and my mind is clear and rested from all activities. So when I awake at 5 am - it's a treat to get up and have some private time to meditate and study my Bible.
This morning some preparation time is needed for my class tonight, - don't think I have told you this before but I teach a Marriage class on Wednesday nights. Right now we are in the middle of teaching 'Experiencing God as Couples' and this material is challenging and fresh! Our year long curriculum covers communication skills, parenting and blended family issues, personality types, spiritual, emotional needs as well as the love needs of both men and women. This book, written by Henry and Marilynn Blackaby is so rich and rewarding both to the students and myself in teaching it!
More about all of these subjects in other blogs. Here is what we have taught so far in this series:
Reality 1: God is always at work around you.
Reality 2: God pursues a love relationship with you that is real and personal.
Reality 3: God invites you to become involved with Him in His work.
And now we are ready to learn Reality 4 which is called 'God's Ways of Speaking to You as a Couple'. That He speaks by the Holy Spirit through the Bible, prayer time, circumstances and His Church to reveal Himself, His purposes and His ways. It teaches couples how to have devotional time together and to share spiritually with each other.
It's going to be a great class - can't wait to teach it!