30/30 Challenge: Day 4

women's devotional bible #3030challenge

I can usually tell how productive my study is going, not necessarily by what I learn (though I do love learning), but by the strong sense of connection I experience. Like if I’m reading just to check Bible reading off my list, then I won’t have any special verses. But when I have a bunch of verses that resonate with me, then I know I’m getting somewhere.

And when I say, “special verses,” I don’t just mean the ones that support or validate my personal beliefs- though I think we all keep a few of those on hand 😉

No, what I’m referring to are the verses that *click*. The ones that make me stop and think. Usually, I find myself contemplating them hours after I finish reading. And more often than not, those very verses answer questions or relate to events later on in my life.

  • The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. (Matthew 9:37)
  • Do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say, for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. (Matthew 10:19-20)
  • Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will acknowledge before my Father in heaven. (Matthew 10:32)

As you can see by my three special verses, today was a good day for Bible study. Probably the most productive since I’ve started the #3030challenge.



10 thoughts on “30/30 Challenge: Day 4

  1. I totally get what you’re saying. Daily I have verses jump off the page at me. I have to say I look forward to those moments. Although I have read through the bible many times there is always something new and fresh that is revealed. My eyes become more keen as I mature spiritually as our Heavenly Father grows me up.

    During my bible study time I also enjoy reading “Under the Shadow of the Almighty’ by Adam Houge. I have the Kindle version downloaded to my desktop. I think that would be a great addition to your bible study time to, just a thought.

    God bless sweetheart and continue enjoying your time with our beloved.

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  2. I’m glad (: it’s an amazing feeling, isn’t it? It’s like the Lord is speaking through His words. Oh, and I’ll definitely have to check out, “Under the Shadow of the Almighty’ by Adam Houge. I’ll add it to my list of “To-Read.”


  3. Argus says:

    Hi Rae … my own favourite version of The Bible is the KJV. Recently I speed-read an article on how King James assembled his (high powered) team to create it, and there are some very memorable and inspiring verses therein. (I think it was a National Geographic but neglected to get the details) (typical~!).

    Good luck with your writings 🙂

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  4. Yes that’s because He is speaking to us, speaking through His Holy Spirit right into our spirits. Through His word He brings light and life into our hearts and opens our eyes to His great love, wisdom, forbearance, mercy, and grace. Drawing us into a more intimate relationship with Him, something He desires very much. 🙂

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  5. Thank you! I saw something similar on the discovery channel. And although I have a NIV, I think I’ll get a KJV soon. Thanks again (:


  6. It sure is amazing how God works these things! My husband says that God makes a way when there is no way. I know that He gives you the words that you need. When He is at work – join in! I love talking about Jesus to people. Of course many times it’s to my established Christian friends at work. Sometimes it’s just I get a chance to speak about something I’ve gone through to someone because the conversation just goes that way…God is probably at work utilizing me to give a short authentic testimony that will give the person perspective. I thank God for the opportunity to share whenever I can!


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