In our small group we are studying about marriage, parenting, and other topics that those subjects entail. We’re studying from a book called “Secret Church.” Secret Church is an event our church hosts that is “our ‘house church,’ where we meet periodically for an intense time of Bible study—lasting 4–6 hours—and prayer for our persecuted brothers and sisters across the globe.” Our pastor, David Platt, pours over scripture on the topics he will teach and then at the event, walks the church through the booklet of outlines and Scripture.
The Secret Church we are studying is a bit intense at times. I mean we’re twenty-something’s learning about how to be effective wives, mothers, and godly women in society. While it can be intense, it’s SO helpful. This is the time when we need to be learning about these things. It’s going to help us much more in the long run if we practice being the women the Lord wants us to be now and in the future.
I mean think about it. If you had a big race—let’s say a triathlon—coming up, how would you prepare? Would you think about how much running, swimming, and riding you needed to do? Would you wait until the week before the race to start training? How successful do you think you’d be?
Or would you start training a few months in advance? Would you make a schedule and be committed to following it? Would you make your training a priority and a discipline? Then how successful do you think you’d be?
In my opinion, it’s the same way with our preparation to become the wives, moms, and women of God that our Father desires for us to be. This time in our lives is crucial for this preparation and training. Studying the Word, praying, and being in fellowship with other believers is of the utmost importance. What we do and learn now helps to build a firm foundation for the years to come.
So my friends, how are you building your foundation?