“You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13
So you may think to yourself, “I’m not the girl who sits and reads her bible everyday, but I do love God.”
You may go to church on Sundays and hangout with Christian people and do churchy stuff, but your Bible just sits on your dresser and collects dust.
You may enjoy going out from time to time, maybe getting a little tipsy and think, “God will forgive me. It’s okay.” But go to church the next morning because you feel bad.
You may just go through the motions of what a Christian is supposed to look like.
You may just be anyone at any age and any life stage that has a desire to read more scripture and to know God more, but haven’t quite figured out how to navigate that desire.
You might even be wondering how and where to freaking start with the “studying scripture” thing because it’s so intimidating and you’re afraid of doing it wrong.
But still, you have the desire to read your bible. You just don’t really know how to read it.
So you just don’t. And as each day passes, more dust collects on the most sacred book in history.
Well, what if I told you I was the girl who struggles with fully studying scripture and sometimes I even go without opening my bible for way too long and only go back to it out of guilt or fear. What if I told you I know exactly how it feels to be intimidated and worried that I’m not doing this whole studying scripture thing right. And that I’m failing because of it.
I’m talking to you, girl. I’m talking to the Luke warm Sunday morning church going Saturday night bar going never truly felt connected to the Holy Spirit girl who just claims to be a Christian because it feels good girl but doesn’t really understand what it means to “walk in the light” girl.
I was you once. But then I was saved (HALLELUJAH) and scripture changed my world and taught me how to chase after truth and joy that only Jesus can provide.
So basically, what I want to do is this:
I want to provide a verse (or two or three) each week. And during that week, I want us to dive into them. I’m being so serious because I feel like I’m not the only one who needs help with studying AND UNDERSTANDING scripture. I know I’m not the only one that needs a kick in the butt when it comes to consistently being in the word. Because sometimes we need help with taking the first step, and for those of you who rarely open your bible, I want to help guide you into this process.
Because it can be intimidating and stressful. I get it. I TOTALLY DO.
So would you join me? We could be a team. I want us to know the Lord, and I want our lifestyle to show it, to allow God to shine through us like crazy. My heart is in this all the way, like, we are all on equal playing ground here. I’ll be studying the same exact scripture, and we could even exchange notes and thoughts and opinions and struggles with eachother. We could support eachother and encourage eachother and LOVE EACHOTHER through this.
So if you’re willing to take this on with me, I’m going to post these weekly. And I’ll share my EVERYTHING with you on what I learned or doubted or loved.
Let’s grow in our relationship with the one who created us. God is so good, y’all, and He is worthy of being known. Here is our scripture for the week!
“For you eformed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in ithe depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your jbook were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.” Psalm 139:13-16
I read this at a friends funeral awhile back, and I’m not sure why, but God put it on my heart to share with you again.
So now, don’t just read the words that I typed, go to your bible and open it. Read the words from His word, and take notes and highlight and journal and truly truly truly study it. I’ll have my notes and thoughts next week!