I’ve been wanting to write a blog post on why I read scripture, but my reasons change every day. I read it when I’m miserable, when I’m happy, when I’m feeling hopeless or hopeful, when I want to encourage a friend, or when I no longer have any words left to say. It’s my anchor when I need to be reminded of God’s promises; I seek His word first when I need encouragement; when I need to remember the truth.
I like to take my time with Scripture. Sometimes I focus on one verse a day. Other times I jump from book to book. God knows what I need for that day, whether it’s planting seeds for something that will grow in the future or it’s the watering of something that’s been planted in me. I allow it to take root in my heart to bear fruit to encourage others.
Scripture literally spells out how to make life easier for yourself and others. For instance, I struggle with anxiety and it’s a pain to deal with every day. Then I read Scripture and it’s filled with verse after verse telling us not to worry, don’t be anxious, don’t fret; it encourages me to know that it is possible to live without worry. Those are the promises I keep engraved in my heart and I’m currently in the process of surrendering the anxiety to God, daily.
A cool adventure my husband and I went on this month was visiting Fort Wadsworth with our church. It was a beautiful exploration. I love to imagine the people who walked on the same ground and the strategic planning that took place. A lot of brilliant minds resided in that place.
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