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My Ladies Bible Study group has been one of the highlights of living in Baku.   We meet every Thursday morning in homes in an area of Baku called Stone Pay.  We start with food of course–do women ever get together when food is not one of the central attractions????  Then we gather together for a time of worship.  Our group can run anywhere from 20 to 30 ladies so we divide into three groups for discussion on whatever we are studying at the time.  Right now we are doing a study on Contentment by the Women of Faith Series.  Who of us can not learn more of how to be content in our circumstances?  Some times life throws us a curve ball and our natural tendency is to complain to whoever is there to listen.  This study has been good in the sense that it is teaching me a few truths that I needed to be reminded of.  Like, God has placed in all of us a longing for more (right from Eve in the garden).  We try to fill that void with all kinds of things but really, it can only be filled by Him.  He is preparing a home for us and only then, when we are face to face with Jesus will we truly be completely content.  So, in this life we struggle, we pack our schedules with stuff, we fill our day with people and things yet at the end of the day, it is only God who truly satisfies.  Phililppians 4:11-13 says, …..for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances…….I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation…….I can do everything through him who gives me strength.   I am so thankful that I have a God who can satisfy and I don’t not need to look any further.  What are you complaining about today?  Take it to Him, He cares and wants to lift that burden.

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