Friday, March 25, 2011

Message from Sonya Berges, JH/SH Teacher

I’ve been reading through the New Testament with my church. We started in January and as you can guess by February I was behind. I struggled with several thoughts. Is it ok to simply read through the Bible as if it were any other book? Is it ok to keep reading what I can each day, journaling and reflecting on only a portion of the chapter? Or should I just give up?

I brought it up to God and here’s what I think He said …

Make sure your priorities are in line. If this is a season where significant time for deep study isn’t possible, accept this. Don’t give up but don’t beat yourself up either.

Make sure you ask for wisdom no matter how far you get in reading each day. God can say amazing things in one or two verses.

Keep reflecting and journaling on whatever you read, and whatever God shares in that process.

Keep talking to me. No matter how busy you are, God wants to hear your voice. Just like any other relationship, it can’t grow without communication.

“My son, pay attention to my wisdom, listen well to my words of insight.”

Proverbs 5:1 (NIV)

1 comment:

  1. Good thoughts, Sonya. Thanks for sharing.


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