Well, I struggled thinking with my blessings this week I should write about "gratitude". Then with my possible new home in the country I should talk about 'steweardship' and how being "green" isn't really just a NEW FAD. Then I thought I should talk about being prayerful in general, the closeness of God and how we often miss him when we are Too busy.
Then I realized I was having some difficulty coming up with verses. I know some that come to mind, but have NO clue where they are in the bible. I have a rough idea of New versus old Testament, but not much else. I know some basic things like the stories in Genesis, Job, Ruth, Esther and I know Mathew, Mark, Luke and John alright. I know that Luke is where to send new Christians. There are other tidbits, but I can't name a bunch of verses and where they come from. I know Jesus said not to worry, but where did he say that again?
I became acutely aware that I need to read and STUDY my bible. I have to OPENLY admit I have never finished a "read the bible' in a year plan. I have finished the New Testament a few times and gotten well into the Old Testament. At some point in the few months into it I choose to "go to sleep" without doing my reading. Then I get behind enough I get overwhelmed (Despite being something like SEVEN pages a day) and then I quit.
I really do need to find more time each day to do Devotions, Read and Pray. I always do well and mean well, but need to find a way to DO it. I might need to get a 'group' together. My issue there is timing. Once my son is up and at 'em each day there is NO stopping, once he is in bed, there is no mental energy for me. I will choose a time today while he is in school and pick up where I left off in April(ish) and work on finishing READING the whole book. I will not let myself have a few day lapse turn into a few week lapse and quitting.
I often feel like I am the road in teh parable of the sower. How do I get the gravel out of my heart so the seeds can get in?
Will you join me today in finding time to be "in the word" and if you are already doing so, pray that your "blog pal" will make time for hers?
I am off to church to see one of my favorite visiting preachers. He is a STORYTELLER and you would love him. Check out "Tommy Oaks" online. He is good, he is entertaining and he just makes you remember what you are learning.