UT-Rio Grande Valley: Depending on God

Leading a student Bible study doesn't require knowing the answer to every question. It does require dependence on God.

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As a campus missionary, I have done some things that pushed me outside my comfort zone.

alexandra granda130Alexandra GrandaThis semester, I led Bible studies for the first time in my life, and I was scared at the thought of it. My expectations for someone leading a Bible study were very high, and I knew I couldn’t meet many of them. How could I possibly be ready for those hard questions people might have about God? I was sure I didn’t know all the answers.

Dependency on God allowed me to overcome these difficulties and be reminded that the Holy Spirit works through us. In my small group, we covered two great Bible studies that dealt with foundations on how to live a life led by the Holy Spirit. Each week, I was reminded how the Holy Spirit is indeed a divine Person with a mind, emotions and a will and the character of God (1 Corinthians 2:10-11).

My small group soon became a bigger group, and many of the students ended up leading Bible studies. To depend in God is one of the hardest but most rewarding things one can do. I have been able to see God transform lives and hearts of students walking toward the path to live a life led by the Spirit. 

Alexandra Granda served this semester with Go Now Missions as a campus missionary intern at the Baptist Student Ministry at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley.


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