Ecclesiastes-Wisdom for Living Well- Bible Study. Intro Overview. Lesson 1 continued.

Review discussion questions from Lesson 1:

1.  Did you find that your life is full?

 2.  Do you struggle with feeling full but empty at the same time?

3.  And in what ways?

I discovered that my life feels full, but yet very empty.  I am so full of drama!  Not by choice that is for sure.  The drama filling me up is overwhelming and unfinished incidentals from the past.  As a result I am filled with sadness; stress; depression; and questions.  I do have an abundant amount of faith thank God; and He has carried me through the raging drama of life.  I would not have made it without God in my life as people in the world often choose to keep the drama and throw out the family.  God’s word clearly says to not focus on the things of the world, or be in the company of unbelievers.  God sent Jesus to earth in His image to let people know that Jesus is the light of the world.  If we believe on Him then we have nothing to worry about; even in the midst of the storms.  I do believe this.  Often times we are filled up with the things of the world.  Whether that is people or treasures it doesn’t make a difference.  People and treasures pile up or stop communicating; and result in the feeling of being full.  God wants us to be full of spirit; not sadness and drama.  We cannot change people but we can make changes to ourselves.  Begin to eliminate the things that are filling you up and causing your spirit to dim in the light.  As you replace the negatives with positives in your life, you will become transformed.  The light will get brighter, the emptiness will become full of spirit; and you will replace the full with God while eliminating the “things” holding our hearts hostage making you feel empty.  Start eliminating negative and adding positives today and continue doing this every day for the rest of your life to be able to receive the blessings God has intended for you.   Thank you God for your unconditional love and for Jesus and the opportunity for salvation.  In Jesus name we pray; Amen.

Write a prayer of commitment to God asking for guidance and wisdom and strength to see this study through until the end.  

You will grow in faith, friendships and knowledge.

Hang this prayer in a place that you will see it each day. Decorate your prayer and make this study colorful, fun and joyous!  

Here is my prayer of commitment to God:

 Dear God; I pray to you in Jesus name.  God I’m asking for wisdom and knowledge of your Word so that I can apply it to my daily life and receive the blessings you have promised.  I pray that I’m able to live my life in such a way that is pleasing and acceptable to you, Lord.  God I pray for your wisdom and knowledge so that I can teach others your Word.  Help me with Bible Studies that I teach, and help me have the resources needed to do good work for you. Forgive me because I am a sinner; and thank you for Jesus, and giving us a way to clear our name with you for eternity.  Thank you for helping me teach this entire book of Ecclesiastes and for giving me the knowledge to understand the Words that are written in the book of life.  Thank you God for always being there for me.  Jesus lives in my heart and I will never be forsaken.  Thank you God; thank you Jesus.  In Jesus name; Amen.        

You can use my prayer as a guide to your own and remember we all have different lives so make your prayer personal to your own life.  Remember to ask for the ability to do this entire Bible Study and to receive the blessings that come with learning and applying God’s Word to your life.  

Thank you for joining me this season of  learning the meaning of the Bible book of Ecclesiastes.

Our last project from lesson 1 is to begin writing the scriptures from these lessons. Either make a scripture journal (book) or a notebook, (paper) or index cards to write the scriptures down that I put in the lessons. Sticky notes work to if you have them, ha, ha. The scripture we write today will be available for us to reference in our prayer time as we grow in our faith.  

We are women walking with Jesus. 😇