June 29, 2017

What Are You Reading? (#TTB13)

Confession: I’m fighting brain fog and a touch of a cold, and am having trouble putting two sentences together. It’s nothing too serious, but colds (or anything similar) really knock me out. I spend most of the time resting or reading, because I simply have no energy to do anything else.

So I’m taking it easy on the writing right now. I still plan to bring you the regularly scheduled topics (TTB13, intercession, gratitude), but…

I’d love YOUR participation this week! Could you help me out? 🙂

Today, let’s focus on our Bible reading. I’d love to see some good discussion in the comments — who knows, maybe you’ve read something recently that could really encourage someone else. Maybe someone else has read something that’s just what you need to nourish your soul.

1. What are you reading in God’s Word? Are you following a plan, or studying through a certain book of the Bible? Are you working through a devotional book or focusing on a specific topic?

I admit, I’m always curious what others are doing for their devotions — partly because it gives me ideas of what to do for mine. And it’s interesting to see the variety of ways that God leads us in knowing His Word.

2. Can you share something about your reading?

  • What events (past or future) have stood out to you?
  • What specific themes have you been noticing?
  • What promises have been especially comforting lately?
  • What instruction does God keep bringing to your attention?
  • What rewards or blessings have you been reminded of?

3. What questions do you have? Anything that doesn’t quite make sense, or seems a little confusing? There’s no good reason not to ask! If you don’t understand what you read, then you can’t apply it. And if you don’t apply it, then what good is it doing?

Even if I can’t answer your questions, maybe someone else can. {If not, I’ll do some studying and get back to you with an answer.} Don’t steal the blessings from someone by not letting us help and encourage you!

So comment away! And feel free to respond to each other’s comments as well. 

What Are You Learning?

Read the Bible with me this week!
Tuesday: Exodus 12-14, Psalm 23
Wednesday: Exodus 15-17, Proverbs 1
Thursday: Exodus 18-20, Proverbs 2
Friday: Exodus 21-24, Proverbs 3
Saturday: Exodus 25-27, Proverbs 4
Sunday: Exodus 28-31, Proverbs 5
Monday: reflection or catch-up day


Comments

  1. I am reading through the Bible w/ a chronological plan – I’m just starting Deuteronomy. And I am so thankful that the blood of Jesus Christ covers our sin – and that there is no more sacrifice and that we do not have to follow all of the stuff in the OT Law! I am also doing the Bible studies with Good Morning Girls (Luke 1-8) and the Titus2 Women In the Word Study. I have been challenged by both. In the Women In the Word study, I am gaining different perspectives on Lot’s wife, Sarah and Hagar. My new exciting thing is being able to read the Bible on my new Kindle Fire HD! Just a little blessing along the way! Praying you will feel well soon!

  2. I am mulling over Eph 5:21… “submit to one another out of reverence for Christ”. In the course of a normal work day, he can we work to make this happen?

    • That can be a difficult one, Lori. It reminds me of Philippians 2, where Paul talks about “in honoring preferring one another.” If we truly love/respect/submit to Christ, then selflessness and love for others will naturally follow!

  3. I like to read a chapter a day of Proverbs. Everything you need is in there. Gaining wisdom is something that’s been on my heart since I became a Christian in 98. And with life’s difficulties and challenges, wisdom is really a beautiful way to show Jesus to the world. Not easy. So I love to read in Proverbs and plan to keep reading the chapters over and over and over to let it become part of my thinking.

    I love the parts about how we use our words and how filthy our words often are. It’s easy to say something bad about another person, especially when we are hurt by that person and things seem unjust or really are unjust. I realize it doesn’t serve anything by speaking negatively and so I am learning to bite my tongue.

    And with that I am currently looking up scriptures that talk about character.
    Overcome evil with good – Romans 12:14-21
    Faith, goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, love – 2 Peter 1:5-9
    Rid yourselves of anger, rage, malice, slander, filthy language, lies – Colossians 3:8-9

    I hope you feel better soon Elizabeth!!

    • Sounds great! My favorite thing about Proverbs is how you can always find something “new” to work on. And you’re right, it says a whole lot about our speech. Thanks for sharing with us! 🙂

  4. the white wave says:

    In my weekly womens Bible study, we are looking at the life of Moses and seeing God’s repeated faithfulness, and how He can use us despite our weakness or even unwillingness.

  5. I am working through reading the Bible in a year and using something my pastor found where every Friday you read something in Psalms. Each month he gives us a card with the scriptures to read daily. I will say that I have been doing extremely well with it. I had a couple of days where I, myself, experienced some fibro fog but this daily reading is broken down where it is very easy to catch back up if you miss a few days.

    Also, I wanted to add that I just recently read the book “Vertical Church” by James Macdonald. I would HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who is wanting to have the “vertical” experience with God! You can check out my review on Goodreads.

    Hope you have a blessed week!