Thursday, September 24, 2009

Bible reading

I've started reading Genesis again. I'm sorry to say it's been quite awhile since I've picked up my Bible other than on Sundays for church. I can't let it get me down though. I've picked it up again and that's what is important. And I love Jesus!

I've always been a reader but for some reason I couldn't sit down and just read the Bible. I never thought it would work. I never thought I could just sit down and read it like a book. I've heard a lot of people say that you can't/shouldn't read it this way. But I was so wrong. They were wrong. Hubby told me, "Sit down and just read it. If you have questions write them in the margins or in your notebook." So, that's what I've been doing. And it's been working. And I'm loving it. So far I've read through chapter 11 of Genesis.

And another great thing, I've taken 3 pages of notes on these 11 chapters. And it didn't feel like I was pushing something to happen, it just came naturally. Does that sound weird? I don't think it's coming out the way I want to. But it feels good to back in the Bible again.

This whole weight loss journey has really improved my skills in other areas. I'm learning how to live a more balanced life (most of the time) and put myself first in (some) situations. I'm not being selfish about it but I need to lose weight for my health and that has to be a priority, so I've made it a priority. Just like I need to make spending time with God a priority. It helps my well being and I'm able to give more to people without it feeling like a burden. It isn't a burden to help others and I know that but if I'm not prayed up then I can't help people.

So I'm feeling encouraged. I hope you know Jesus as your Savior. He is there for you and He loves you. Get to know Him!!!

What are you reading in your quiet time?

1 comment:

erin said...

I am currently reading the end of 2 Chronicles and will start Ezra today. In August, Stephen devised a reading plan for us that will take us through the whole Bible by the end of the year, so it's a LOT of reading, but I'm learning a lot and really enjoying it.