Reading Through the Bible Week of 3/19/2017

 

Reading Through the Bible
Week of March 19, 2017

Day Date Book & Chapter(s)
Monday 3/20 Genesis 1:1-3
Tuesday 3/21 Matthew 1
Wednesday 3/22 Genesis 4-6
Thursday 3/23 Matthew 2
Friday 3/24 Genesis 7-9
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Decision. Christ. Reboot

It’s been over a year since my last post and all I’ll say is that life happened – some good, some bad. Along the way God and spending time with Him and His Word took a back seat. Kind of a 3rd row 7th SUV back seat.

One reason and a reason I admit is not a very good one is that I haven’t found a church home since moving to Denver, CO that makes me feel at home. Another reason which is something I have always struggled with is my wavering Faith or perhaps it’s more appropriate to say my lack of commitment to my Faith.

What I do know and have recognized for weeks maybe even months is that there is something truly lacking in my life right now and that something is God. I haven’t shut Him out completely, but I’m nowhere near filled with Him. I tutor once a week and at the end of tutoring teach a scriptural lesson. The lesson last week got to me more than any other lesson thus far this academic year. It came from John 14:16-20, “Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit”.

I tutor once a week and at the end of tutoring teach a scriptural lesson. The lesson last week got to me more than any other lesson thus far this academic year. It came from John 14:16-20 (NIV), “Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit”.

[16] And I will as the Father and he will you another advocate to help you and be with you forever – [17] the Spirit of the truth. The world cannot accept Him, because it neither sees Him nor knows him. But you now Him, for He lives with you and will be in you. [18] I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. [19] Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. [20] On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.

I did a little demonstration in which I filled a container with water, which symbolized God, and a surgical glove which symbolizes us. I submerged the glove in the water and showed how the water (God) surrounded the glove (us), then I opened the glove to allow the water in; which represented God being in us. I realized at that moment how empty I had become and how I desperately needed a refill.

So, I’ve decided to reboot Decision. Christ. to help me reboot my faith and chat with other Christians.

I will also be rebooting the Q&A Mondays and the Bible Scripture Creative Writing Prompt. I’ve added a Reading Through the Bible page.

Every week on Sunday beginning March 19th I will post the daily Bible readings for Reading Through the Bible. On Tuesday the Bible Scripture Creative Writing Prompt will come from that day’s Bible reading.

The Good News Prompt #2

I hope you’re having fun with The Good News Prompt. Don’t forget to link up your story. Click on the linky that follow the rules.

Job 23-10

The Rules:

  1. Prompts will post 6 am EST on Tuesday
  2. Your story should have some connection with the prompt
  3. There is a 300-word maximum and feel free to use any genre you like
  4. NO erotica or sexual themes or stories with excessive violence. Any story violating this will be removed
  5. Don’t forget to link up. No blog? Don’t worry, just post your story in the comments section
  6. Take a moment to visit and comment on a few other stories
  7. And last, but not least. Have FUN!