So, seven weeks ago, I invited you to join me to read devotionally through the book of John. And this week, we finally come to an end! Wah ~ you must congratulate me for blogging so prolificly. I confess I actually slowed it down towards the end, just because I was enjoying this experience! Also because I wanted it to end just before my 40th, which is on Thursday (just in case you were wondering!) My prayer is that this journey has been a blessing to all of you who have walked it with me. Thanks for sharing what you’ve been learning, as I have been blessed in return.
We’ve been doing devotional reading – which is different from bible study. The former is when you read without any tools except a bible and notebook, and ask God to speak to you specifically as you read. The latter is when you include the use of tools like bible concordances and commentaries in order to understand specifically what was going on at the time the text was written so you can then apply it in the present. Both are good tools to learn to use, if you want to stay connected to the Source.
The bible is a phenomenal book. It’s not just a history book, but is God’s living word. Every time I read it, I receive fresh guidance in my journey of living out God’s purpose. And so I’ve made it a habit to read it every day. I hope we can read another bible book together in the next couple of months. Meanwhile, please ask God to show you a book you can read as we’ve been doing, so that you continue to stay connected. I’m thinking that I’ll either move on to the book of Acts or Judges. Or maybe Proverbs. Oh, the mouthwatering choices!
So… stay connected!