Friday, January 21, 2011

The One Who Sees (SOAP)

Last summer, I joined the Blogging through the Bible in 90 Days over at Moms Toolbox.  I wasn't so successful at the blogging part but did complete my reading in 90 days.  It made such an impact on me that I wanted to share it with the women from my Friday morning Bible study.  We began our journey this morning and will be using the SOAP acronym, also from Moms Toolbox. 

While we will only be choosing one passage a week to SOAP, I may share more than one here on my blog.  We shall see how it goes!  I do have one for Day One though, so here goes nothing!

Scripture-  She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: "You are the God who sees me, " for she said, "I have now seen the One who sees me." Genesis 16:13

Observation- You are the God who sees me.

Wow. That's a powerful thing right there. A mistreated servant, caught in the middle of two people trying to do God's work in their own way, and she runs away only to run straight into the arms of the God who sees.


Application- I think of the Barlow Girl song, Never Alone. How many times do I feel alone in life, as though God doesn't see and doesn't care? How many times have I questioned whether or not he is a personal God?

The first time I read the Bible in 90 days, I came away with the reverence for God, the belief solidified that he is who he says he is and therefore has the right and the authority to do whatever he desires. But I did not fall more in love with him or sense his love for me in a personal manner. Already, day 1 of the second 90 day read through, and the first thing that hits me is this passage. He is the one who sees. 


Prayer- Lord, I admit I do not always feel your presence and I long for that more than anything. Thank you for this reminder that you see us and you care. Who was this woman but a pawn of a servant girl? But you saw her tears and you were moved to compassion for her. You spoke to her and assured her of your presence. I ask for the same assurance.



 

1 comment:

[email protected] MomsToolbox said...

I am thrilled to see you are carrying on the Bible in 90 Days adventure... and SOAP'ing it up, too. :) Keep it up! :)

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