Sunday, April 23, 2006

Bible study on John starts tomorrow!

Okay, it starts tomorrow! If you have decided to join me in reading the book of John, tomorrow will be chapter 1. Remember that the only thing you have to do is read and then send me an email or a post on my blog saying, "Hey, I read." That's all you have to do!

I want to encourage you in trying to start your day off with this reading. If later in the day is better, that' s okay too. But, starting your day off in God's word will start your day in the right direction. It's okay if you don't "feel" anything when you read. It's okay if you don't understand it. The Word is living and breathing and when you read it, it will change you. So many Christians struggle with staying in God's Word. I have made it a habit for the past eight months of my life and I have experienced major change. If you have made this committment to start reading with me, I want you to know that I am praying for you.

A few things that help me when I read God's word, I want to share with you.

1. Get in quiet place. It's hard to read while the kids are watching Dora The Explorer. So do it early before anyone is awake or while there is another quiet time in the day.

2. PRAY before you read. You don't have to pray for an hour. Just ask God to clear your mind and speak to you while you read. I have read the book of John many times, but just last night as I was studying it, the Lord showed me something new. So, PRAY before you read. "Lord, clear my mind and speak to my heart through your word."

3. Be committed! As believers we fight a battle every single day. Distractions will come and try to keep you from reading. Don't let it happen! You can always find time for God's word. You would be surprised at some of the places I have read my Bible!

I'm going to post every single day about John, except for Saturday and Sunday. So you don't have to email me or post on Saturday and Sunday. But, stay in the Word! This is gonna change your life ladies! I want you to know that I am not a Bible Genius or a woman that knows more than you. I am JUST like you! I am not going to be preaching at you in this study, just helping you. God laid this on my heart because too many women out there are living powerless lives. By studying His word, your life will be POWERFUL!

So tomorrow let's all read John, chapter 1 together!

5 comments:

Christy said...

I am getting a head start and reading tonight.. I may need to do that so I can keep up from time to time... I am not going to allow the devil to rob my blessing...

mighty minne said...

Amanda, I read it yesterday and again today. I did not pray before reading but that is a good idea.. I will try to pray before I read Chapter 2 because I was a little confused which is why I read it twice. I have already made my post and I did it early because my husband is off in the early part of the week this month and I try to spend family time with him on Monday and Tuesdays. I try not to blog too much since its our time. His schedule does change but anyway. Please stop by my blog I did have several questions.

Kili @ Live Each Moment said...

I would love to do it.

mighty minne said...

Just wanted to say that I POSTED some questions about our reading if anyone would like to read. I will post my questions here next time....
Thanks Amanda for your input on my questions!

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Amanda said...

I am so excited girls! I know God is going bless us. May we be women that chase after the hem of Jesus' garment! Kristina, I am so excited you are joining us too! You will have lots of great things to add!