Losing a few hours of sleep to grow closer to God!

by Tori, Bible School for the Nations student

Tori (left) - YWAM Bible School student (BSN)

Well, here I am, sitting in the classroom, going over every detail of the last four weeks, and thinking to myself, “What did I get myself into this time?”

I love the places God is taking me, even if it means losing a few hours of sleep here and there. In the end, it's totally worth it!

So far in the BSN (Bible School for the Nations), we have read through the books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Job, Ruth (and Deuteronomy by the end of next week). Talk about gettin' down to business!

These first four weeks have flown by so fast. I have learned so much and I am growing so much deeper in my relationship with God. Looking back at the Old Testament, I see God in new and amazing ways.

So often people see two Gods of the Bible: the angry and wrathful God of the Old Testament and the loving and good God of the New Testament. However, God never changes (Hebrews 13:8) and while it may seem all fire and brimstone, in reality God is just as merciful, loving, and good in the Old Testament as He is in the New Testament.

We looked at Exodus 20:18-21 and asked God to show us His perspective of the story. Talk about eye-opening.

God had just brought the children of Israel out of Egypt, shown His greatness and love for them, and when He asked them to come up to the mountain to hear Him speak to them, they refused and sent Moses in their stead! Heart breaking 🙁

But God doesn't give up on them, nor does He wipe them out. He continues to love them and lead them.

Love and Blessings,