When the shutdowns began, I felt led to start a Blogger Chat via Zoom. One of the bloggers who expressed interest was Lydia of inhisserviceandlovingit.wordpress.com. I knew she was planning to go to Bible College, so I offered to do some tutoring for her via Zoom. We started meeting for lessons. When we started, I only thought about helping her prepare for Bible College.
As the lessons progressed, they became a blessing for me as well. Staying home due to the shutdowns and having chronic illness meant some boring times for me. Our study times together became a joyful time for me.
It has been wonderful to have Lydia be a part of our Blogger Chats too. All of the participants loved having Lydia with us.
Lydia asked a question about what else she needed in her backpack for college. So I decided to write a list.
1- Keep something that helps you feel connected to home.
2- Keep Bible verses that will remind you of why you are away at Bible College because there might be times you feel you want to go home.
3- For cold months a hand warmer might be nice.
4- Have something that helps you stay organized with your classes such as a notebook with a planner in it that you can also keep the syllabus for each class in.
Much more important than what you keep in your backpack is keeping Jesus in your heart. It is easy to get caught up in being busy with Bible College and lose sight of who you are there for- Jesus, and why- to prepare to serve him.
1- Remember it is okay to ask professors questions.
2- Take note of who the other serious students are and try to be in study groups with them.
3- Pay attention to the syllabus and stay current on reading assignments.
4- Get to know some women in the church you will go to there. Focus on women who are serious about their relationship with Jesus.
5- There will be many opportunities for activities in the school. Focus on ones that match what the Lord is calling you to such as music, missions club etc.
6- Remember to let people know how you are doing and share prayer requests including with blogger friends via email.
7- It is okay to have fun, but keep your focus.
Lydia thank you for brightening my summer of staying home. You were a joy to tutor. Jesus loves you!!! I am proud of you for taking this step of faith 🙂
Thank you for reading. God Bless.