Life can be COMPLICATED!
So what do you do to make it through the times in life when you need guidance, somebody to have your back, encouragement or strength?
The Best Book EVER
Maybe growing up, you had a family BIBLE somewhere in the house with a perfect cover and pristine pages. A pretty display that you weren’t allowed to touch.
Or maybe one is in your house now but you aren’t sure where and how to start reading it. Or you have read it at times, but then you just got….busy.
Maybe you were taught not to write in your Bible, but I don’t like to read mine without a highlighter in one hand and a pen in the other.
The picture (above) is actually of one of my FAVORITE Bibles.What does yours look like?
Is the cover TORN and barely hanging on? Are the pages CREASED?
Are the margins full of scribbles and NOTES? Is there an abundance of CIRCLING, UNDERLINING, HIGH-LIGHTING and STARS?
Are there any mysterious coffee STAINS?
GOOD FOR YOU!!!
Answers For The Tough Questions
I can read a verse, that I know I have read 100 times before with no light bulbs going off, but on any given day – BAM!
Something comes alive in a way that I have never seen it before and it is like fireworks go off inside. Or understanding comes for a situation. Or I now know how to handle something that I didn’t have any clue about before.
Make It A Habit
If not, as we begin a NEW YEAR, I want to encourage you to start a brand NEW ROUTINE.
Would you be willing to give God just 15 minutes of your UNDIVIDED attention a day? During morning coffee, before bed, or in the bath tub?
Set the alarm a few minutes earlier, grab your favorite beverage,find a quiet place in your house and read just ONE CHAPTER, about a page, in your Bible each morning.
I like 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, 1 Kings, 2 Kings. The stories of the kings and how and why they rose and fell.
Proverbs can’t be beat
About Jesus and His Life
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
Great Words on How to Live
Galations, Ephesians, Phillipians and Colossians
There are a TON of great places to start, but these are some of my faves.
When you read God’s book, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised how MUCH you’ll gain.
• Direction for your Day
“I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, will give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation that makes God known to you.”
“I pray that the eyes of your heart will have enough light to see what is the hope of God’s call, what is the richness of God’s glorious inheritance among believers, and what is the overwhelming greatness of God’s power that is working among us believers…” Ephesians 1:17-19 (CEB)
What have you read lately? What did it do for you?