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Last year, I took Joyce Meyer’s #3030challenge. I studied the Bible daily for 30 minutes then posted what I learned. I’d like to go back and share some of the topics that were particularly eye-opening. I hope you find them helpful!
- Comparing to Others
- God’s Love
- Personal Talents
If you don’t do regular Bible study, I strongly encourage it. I’m a Bible beginner myself. I finished reading the Bible in its entirety just a few months ago. And I only started truly studying it last month.
In that short period, I’ve really been transformed by the Word. I’m not seeing angels or having visions or anything like that. But everyday moments, moments I used to think nothing of, are spiritual lessons and messages.
Give it a try, you’ll see what I mean. If you already study the Bible routinely, then you know exactly what I’m talking about.
After seeing all the controversy over the “Bathroom Laws” I was forced to see something in myself that I’m really not proud of. If you’ve been following my blog, or even if you just stumbled your way here. You probably know by now that I’m a Christian and my faith is my life. It has gotten me through the hardest times and has led me to a very good place.
*BUT* I’ve been nervous. Once I started getting more than 2 followers, I became very aware of how I responded to comments. I’ve been cautious to avoid hot button issues. Don’t get me wrong, I do believe that thinking before commenting is wise but there is a line between thoughtful and fearful.
The truth is, we’re kind of at war. Christians who hold to their values are like sitting ducks and I was so afraid, that though my blog is meant to be a source of encouragement, it would somehow offend some nameless person. Who in my heart I know doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things- but still.
Studying hope made me realize I needed to learn more about trusting God. Oh, and I know I’ve said this before but I’ll say it again…
The #3030challenge is life-changing!
Outwardly my life isn’t much different except I’m more active in the Christian community. But inside, I’m growing and I can tell!
I’m not where I could or should be in my faith, but if you knew the skeptical know-it-all can’t-tell-me-nothing type of Christian I used to be… #progress