Once again a reason why I haven’t been posting… you all know how summers are. Long and usually busy! I was gone for about a month because I was busy helping with my aunts wedding(which I was also in)! It turned out great! I thought I would be free to post the last 2 weeks but some family stayed for a while longer and so far every day has been jam-packed with “to-do’s”. Anyway, I’ll post a Life Lesson today and hopefully get a 5-week devotional written for you in the next week or so! Thanks for understanding!
This is my life lesson, More Time to Act or to Be?
As soon as I finished my last lesson in school(I’m cyber schooled), I raced to tell all of my family! I couldn’t possibly wait to get started with all of my new free time! One thing that came to my mind was “I can catch up on my reading through the Bible!”. I wanted to finish the whole Bible in a year because then I would be proud of my success as a Christian, finally(I tried reading the whole bible last year but it didn’t go well…)! But I recently realized that it isn’t the act of reading it that counts, it’s actually reading it because God speaks through the Bible and that’s why you read it. Not because you “have” to finish it in a year. Work at your own pace. Even if it takes 5 years. Then, start all over! That might sound like a boring process to repeat however, if you really pay attention it’s interesting! And you’ll forget some of what you learned and you’ll learn things that you didn’t catch the first or second time!
To wrap it all up, it’s not the act of being a Christian that’s important, it’s BEING a Christian. Don’t read the Bible because your friends challenged you and you don’t care about it. Do it because it will strengthen your relationship with God.
Romans 10:17 “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.”
Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”