No matter how many people we have in our lives and how close we might feel to them, we need intimacy with our Creator. He knows us and wants us to know Him. Our relationship with Him is the only one that will completely satisfy us. Let's worship God because He is intimate.
Let’s start the year with a reprise of last year’s series of worshiping God through the alphabet. We’ll review while I prepare new installments. Aren’t you thankful God is ABOVE!Read more...
Why do you worship God? While we are thankful for what God has done for us, we should worship Him for WHO He is. When I focus on Him, I am overwhelmed by His character. I captured some thoughts early one morning, so I invite you to worship with me.Read more...
A Great Wellness Activity
Bible Study is a great wellness activity. There is nothing better than being in God’s word to know Him better and to understand His view of you and His plan for you.
Do You Need a Place to Start?
I love the YouVersion verse of the day to get my day started. Many devotions that start with a scripture or two are a great place to start a more in-depth study. I encourage you NOT to use a devotion as your only Bible reading in a day. Spend some time actually studying or meditating on it to really take in the word over the thoughts of a writer.
Today I was prompted by the verse of the day to dig into the whole passage from which John 15:5 comes. It is RICH.
Don’t skip that important step of asking God to guide you through the Holy Spirit to what He has for you in the passage - no matter what you’re studying.
Can I challenge you today to find the following things?
- References to Jesus and His role
- References to God and His role
- Imperatives (commands; “do this”) for those in Christ
- Repeated words/phrases
- Specifically how many times is the word “abide” used?
- How many references to bearing fruit?
- What are the benefits listed of abiding in Christ?
I’m a highlighter/underliner/circler so I would save this photo, open my photo editor and use the pen to mark my thoughts. But do whatever works for you.
Review the Treasures
Look back over your notes. What stood out to you today? Is there anything you hadn’t picked up on before? Did you get a clearer picture of God and Christ?
What would the Lord have you do with what you’ve learned? Is He challenging you to bear more fruit? Abide more in Him? Take more joy in abiding? Praying expecting Him to answer?
We’d love you to share! Let us know how the Holy Spirit spoke to you through this study today!