Sitting down with good friends and sharing our life with each other is the basis of fellowship. Especially when we combine that sharing with the study of God’s word. Sisters in the Lord’s church are encouraged to teach and train each other in the good works of the Lord. So it is second nature for women to share in a group. Laura Odom, Christian, wife, mother and blogger at Trains & Tutus, shares with our R16:16 readers about the Women’s Share Group that she is a part of. Perhaps it will encourage you to start your own.
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25
I want to take a moment to talk about something special. The bonds between Christian women.
At the beginning of this year, I began participating in a women’s Bible study. We call ourselves the “Share Group.” We are a group of 10 women who span in ages from our 30s to our 60s, with all the decades in-between represented. When we first started meeting, some of the ladies had known one another for years, and some had never met, or at least knew very little of each other. We meet every other week, and it has been a blessing to get to know each other better. Our “share time” – the first hour of our meeting – increasingly has more depth, as has our study time (the second hour). We talk about things from the trivial to the deep, and what is talked about in our circle never leaves the circle.
I don’t share this all to brag that I’m in a secret club or anything. Rather, I wanted to impress on you how important it is to surround ourselves with Christian sisters. As much as I love my husband, there are some things that he just cannot understand, being a man. Men’s brains are not wired as women’s are. Have you ever just had this wave of emotions that try to come out as words that instead end up more like verbal vomit, only to have your spouse look at you like you just sprouted two heads?
Written by Laura Odom from the blog Trains & Tutus.