Need help getting back into the Word of God? Have you found yourself distanced from that strong relationship you had with the Lord? If so, i’m here to help.
I know what it’s like to have a lot going on and completely forget or procrastinate putting God first. There are so many distractions these days. For me, settling myself into adulthood has been so stressful. There’s a lot that nobody talks about or really helps you with in this transition…and a lot of older adults don’t understand exactly how difficult it is for us in 2015. It’s hard and feels impossible at times to get everything situated.
It’s these times that we need God the most. I (like many in their 20s) have not put God as a priority like I should. When I say ‘should’ I don’t mean it as it’s the way people in my life expect me to be. No disrespect, but it has nothing to do with anyone but myself and the Lord (sorry y’all…but it’s a personal relationship). I choose the way I want to live, and the way I want to live is with Jesus in my heart…because that is always the best me.
Whenever I find myself distanced from the Godly lifestyle I notice things start to crumble. Problems start coming up. This has happened so many times for me.
I never know where to pick back up when i’ve gone weeks or months without opening my Bible. It’s sorta frustrating having the desire to study His Word, but not knowing where to start.
“The plan is simple but comprehensive—it alternates between the Old and New Testaments to keep the person of Jesus Christ prominent in your reading. The weekly rather than daily schedule eliminates the sense of pressure that comes if you miss an occasional day; you have room to flex with the natural ebb and flow of life. You don’t feel like you’re behind schedule, because you’re not. You can start whenever you want and then use the blanks to record your completion date and track your progress. I find a visual record of progress motivates me to keep going.”
|____ 1. Mark||____ 2. Psalms 1-27||____ 3. Luke 1-12|
|____ 4. Luke 13-24||____ 5. Proverbs 1-15||____ 6. Proverbs 16-31|
|____ 7. Romans||____ 8. John 1-11||____ 9. John 12-21|
So far this plan has been working well for me. I make it a goal to read at least a chapter a day. I’m still in Mark at the moment, but it has already helped me so much.
I lack in the knowledge of Bible stories and scriptures (and how to minister and all that), however I have a very strong spiritual side and desire to love God. Being a Christian isn’t about how many scriptures you have memorized or how many times you go to church. It’s about your personal relationship with the Lord. So, no need to feel intimidated. If you’re just starting out or getting back into it, just focus on building the relationship and keeping hold of your love for Him.
I don’t want to keep dragging this out. I just wanted to throw this out there. I’m not a close-minded, strict, judgmental Christian. I love all people and understand that everyone has their own way of thinking. Just because it’s not my view doesn’t mean i’m not going to be kind and talk to you. It also doesn’t mean i’m going to talk about you behind your back and list the ways you’re wrong. 🙂 Doing so, I expect the same in return.
❤ Maria Magdeline
Reading plan made by John MacArthur at Grace To You.
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