Hi people! How is it going? I really hope it’s going great for y’all. For me, this week went by so freaking fast but thank God, I was able to do everything I wanted to do. I have not really been up to anything like that; I have been listening to music, watching YouTube and Netflix and I have also been working on getting closer to God😊😊. Anyway, I really hope and pray you learn something from today’s blog post. Let’s go on!
For a really long time, I struggled with Bible study. I never knew what to read in the Bible or where to start. I used to use devotionals on the Bible app on my phone but it was just not working for me. I felt really bad about this because I am always telling people to do Bible study and all but I was not doing it. I felt like a liar, kind of. It felt like I was cheating people in a way. I was just in a bad place. Anyway, things changed or should I say, things have changed. God saw I was struggling and He spoke to me and He told me what to do.
Let me just say that God is so great! God asked me why I did not ask Him for help if I was struggling so much. This really just turned things around because it made me realize how a lot of us are like that. When we are in trouble or in the midst of a problem, we forget that we have God. We get carried away by our problems and we do not remember to ask God for help. Please don’t let this be the case for you.
So, I asked God for help and He helped me. He told me that why don’t I just study my Bible directly and do away with devotionals if they are not helping. God just told me how to solve my problem but I was still struggling. I was still struggling with where to start reading from in the Bible. I asked God for help again and He told me to go to another Christian for help. I went to @lanumilois on Instagram and asked her about where I should start reading from in the Bible.
Going to her really opened my eyes. She made me understand that I was going about the whole thing the wrong way. At this point let me say that, my goal was and had been to read every book in the Bible. While this is not a bad thing, Sister Lanumi helped me to understand that this should not be my goal. My goal and every other Christian’s goal should be to know God through his Word according to Sister Lanumi.
In all, what I learned is that we should not be too focused on reading the whole Bible because if we do that, we would not focus on what the Bible truly is for. The Bible contains the Word of God and the Word of God is God Himself according to John chapter 1, verse 1-5. Our focus when studying the Bible should be to know God. To understand who He is and understand everything about Him. The Bible has so much things that we need to know about as Christians, hence why it is very important to read the Bible. Also, you should not just read your Bible because you are being forced to, be intentional about it, knowing that as you are reading , you will be discovering more things about the Word and the purpose of the Word.
On the question of where to start reading from in the Bible. That is why we have the Holy Spirit, ask the Holy spirit for help. The Holy Spirit was sent by God to help you. Ask Him for guidance and He will answer you. Also, pray to God and communicate with Him. Talk to Him about whatever questions you have and He will surely answer you. God should always be the first person you go to before you start worrying about anything. I pray that God helps us to see that He is always here for us in Jesus name. Amen!
I am going to leave y’all with a picture of the Bible today because Bible study is very very important and you need to do it often as well. I pray God helps us in Jesus name. Amen! Bye:)