Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Monday, June 17, 2013

My reading plans/study

I remember the first 1000 times I tried to read the bible in a year (ok seriously it probably wasn’t that many times I started and didn’t finish but it seems that many times) and I just didn’t make it. Especially the first time I tried to read the bible in Chronological order… I hate to say it but YUCK! But then last year I did it with Courage Church. Honestly part of the thing that kept me motivated through the disgustingness of Leviticus and the discharge was the fact that I was afraid someone was going to ask me about my commitment and I’d have to admit I didn’t make it (again) so I kept going and before I knew it, I was falling more and more in love with the Bible and God’s Word! It would speak the sweetest words to my heart just when I needed it. I finished it, and could not wait to start the next year’s bible reading plan. I used but I’m sure there are other plans. Right now I am in the book by book plan.
I’ve also never been that great at doing bible studies.

I’m starting to think I have a fear of commitment. LOL

But I started doing the first place for health “Growing in the Fruit of the Spirit and I love it! I don’t know how something written a while ago could be so perfect for my life right this moment, and the scriptures jump off the page and make me grin and cry all at the same time. He loves me.

I decided that in addition to my daily bible reading, and FP4H study, I listen to podcasts that have Pastors who preach a lot of the Word. I don’t need someone’s opinion, I want to learn the Word. I get the email notification for Beth Moore’s blog. She is starting a summer bible study on Priscilla Shirer’s “Gideon” study. Your weakness. God’s strength. It will be a great addition to what I’m already doing, but the priority will always be bible reading and then First Place 4 health. But I’m excited!

I know that a lot of people, including me, might think that this is a lot, but the more I read, the more I want to read… The more I learn, the more I want to learn.

I’m so excited about my trips, this weekend I spent a lot of time working on them, so it’s been apparent to me that I need to stay close to Him.

John 1:1-18 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it.

6 There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.

9 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

15 (John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, “This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’”) 16 Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and[b] is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.

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