Last night we gathered to study God’s Word! It was time for a Pop Up Patio bible study! And for those who live near, yes, it was raining…so we popped into the dining room!

A few months ago I was struggling. I had a heart’s desire to do bible study with women and a lack of defined time for this desire to become reality.

And then one day it happened!

I had an open slot of time!

I thought why not just POP UP a bible study!

pop up patio

Yes, there was fear that no one would come. But God prompted my heart and I took that leap of faith to follow.

I posted a simple picture. An open invitation. One prompt. And then I prayed for God to do the rest. And He did.

I’m not surprised, but yet I am. Why do I doubt His answers? He is so good.

We popped together on my patio. And my daughter and her friends popped up too!

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We shared a bible study, we prayed together and someone asked, “will we do this regularly’?

I answered. My prayer is that anyone who feels led will pop up a bible study will follow.

And now that is what I do.

I pop them up and wait to see who will pop over and what will pop out of God’s Word and into our open hearts.

pop up girls

And now there is something else…I intentionally look for openings in my calendar that are just right for the next pop up! It’s a Best Yes choice for me!

My best yes also came with a predetermined set of guidelines for myself:

  • Keep it simple
  • Provide the time and space
  • Let God lead and I will follow

My prayer for anyone reading is this:

Lord, May we each pause long enough to hear your call and see your hand opening up opportunities for us to Pop together and explore Your Word, share Your Love, and encourage each other. Let us be intentional in our time with You. Setting aside quality time to get into the Word so that the Word gets into us! Amen

Perhaps next time a bible study pops up, you can pop in…until then, keep popping over here and we can search for His treasure right here!

treasure chest

The Value of Wisdom “My son, if you receive my words, And treasure my commands within you, So that you incline your ear to wisdom, And apply your heart to understanding; Yes, if you cry out for discernment, And lift up your voice for understanding, If you seek her as silver, And search for her as for hidden treasures; Then you will understand the fear of the Lord, And find the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding” Proverbs 2:1-6

~ Jodie


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