Both last night and the week before I was set up to teach on the doctrine of Scripture at Bible study. I spent time studying and preparing notes and both times I ended up not getting the opportunity to teach because the Holy Spirit took us in a different direction. Last week it was mass deliverance; last night was good ol’ fashioned praise and worship with a healthy dose of prophecy thrown in for good measure. Such is the life of a Pentecostal congregation.
But both times I found myself slightly annoyed that I devoted time to studying and preparing only to have to put the work on the back burner. Then I realized that I have no reason to complain. I actually got to devote time to studying and preparing to teach! What a privilege! I love spending time in the Scriptures. I love digging into the text and learning from and being transformed by it! It’s not a burden; it’s a blessing!