For Such a Time as This

By Tuesday, September 14, 2010 4 0

Romans 15:4
(just scroll your mouse over it!)

Truly, I don’t have time to do Bible Study Fellowship this year. With work, prefield, youth ministry and school, all of which certainly come first, my days are filled. There are weeks right now where Chris and I don’t have a single evening together at home because we have to (or we didn’t want to pass up) be somewhere.

But I love it, and we’re studying Isaiah, and I have not been in the Word in the mornings consistently since finishing our study on John, so I went. I decided that I would go until it was clear I needed to drop something from my schedule in order to survive.

And then, after our lecture, I remembered why I go back each year. The way that BSF gets me into the Word is what helps me survive my crazy schedule! What is one exhausted Tuesday morning if I have consistent, sweet time with my Lord each morning? What is one more super quick dinner-on-the-run if the scriptures are being embedded in my mind and imprinted on my heart?

And what better book to study than Isaiah as Chris and I try to carry out our calling?

Our lecture leader gave us a reminder last night:

Do you ever feel like you were born in the wrong decade? Maybe the wrong century?

*corporate nodding and agreement*

You weren’t.

(Imagine her grinning from ear to ear as she says it.)

After starting my lesson this morning, with a cup of coffee and a bright light to simulate sunlight pouring through my window (which it wasn’t), I really feel like now is the perfect time to make studying Isaiah with BSF a priority. And I know God will give me the strength (and schedule) to do it.

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  • What does “prefield” mean?

    Also, we’re considering being missionaries to Central America potentially. Are there any good resources you can point us to? (carringtonp @

    • Hi Paul! Prefield is short for prefield ministry, which means we are missionaries who not yet arrived on the field. This ministry phase consists of fund raising and spiritual and educational preparation for our field.

      I am sending an email now!

  • Katie

    Is it possible for you and Chris to have time together at other times? Coffee dates for example?

    • Oh we get time together every week. It’s more about the one evening home so we can get things done and relax. Being out every evening is touch when I also have a job to get early in the morning.