Bible Challenge



 We all
 want to know God's purpose for our life, we want Him to show us what to do or speak to us  in some way...well,, you know what? He does speak to us-through His word! All we need to know for our life is right there in His book.

All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that everyone who belongs to God may be proficient, equipped for every good work.
(2 Tim 3:16-17)

Do you realize the power of The Word? The Bible is SO much more than just words on a page; it is God speaking to us. It is alive, powerful, and transforming! If you are a Christian and only read bits and pieces of the Bible, or just some of the most "popular" verses here and there, you are missing out.

The Bible is the only book I can read multiple times(and I have read it all the way through a few times now), and it's always like I'm reading it for the first time. What is so awesome is that it never gets old or boring but speaks to me in a different and new way each time!

Just as we need food to have the energy to get through the day, we also must nourish our souls with the words of God. The first thing we should do before we start the day is to fill our souls with His word.

Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'
(Matthew 4:4)

I read my Bible every day, but I've never really tried to memorize verses(besides the 23rd Psalm that I learned in Sunday school!). So I'm going to make it a goal to memorize a verse of scripture every week, and I'd love for you to join me! I'm also going to make it a goal to not just read through the Bible like I normally do, but to really meditate on verses of scripture. Psalm 119 is a great Psalm to read through that talks about God's word and delighting in it. Yes, we are to DELIGHT(find pleasure, joy, satisfaction) in His word!



...But they delight in the law of the Lord,
    meditating on it day and night.

(Psalm 1:2)


I would also like to encourage you to read through the entire Bible this coming year, if  you never have. There is also a great website that I found here: http://www.40daysintheword.com/. I think this would be a great thing to do to start off 2014! Anyone want to join me?

  
This year, lets get into the Word. Lets not go through a day without it. Read it, study it, apply it...and see your life and attitude change.



Comments

  1. Beautiful. YOU, your mind, your soul - all of you! Count me in on the challenge ok!? :D I am with you <3

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  2. Awesome post, a great way to go through the Bible is by listening to it! I like Alexander Scourby reading it the best but there are so many readers... it's so easy to just put it on while you are driving or playing video games or cleaning the house... a great way to multitask and make the Bible a part of your everyday life.

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