we pray for blessings,

And we urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with all men.
1 Thessalonians 5:14

This is really something i need to work on.
i have been finding myself praying for patience all week.
Patience to get through work
Patience with Fiance when we dont see eye to eye
Patience with my roommates
Patience with my family
it seems a little insane how on edge i have been lately
but at last i am feeling a sense of a calm
or rather, a sense that calm will be here this weekend
tomorrow we turn in our keys for our house!!!
which means i am forever done with that house and the landlady.
it means no more $800 a month for rent
it means no more unnecassary wasted space to clean
it means no more stairs to vacuum
no more dodging spiders to get in my door
no more cats on leashes or bleeding repair men
i have prayed for patience to get through this lease and now we are done!!!
 well, i have to replace light bulbs and then we are done

on an other note, ive been trying to study my Bible.
but honestly i have no idea where to start.
do i read the first chapter?
are there chapter?
why are they all books?
so the Bible is actually a "collection of books?"
do i read it cover to cover?
do i re-read certain things?
 i know what happens in Genesis
so do i start there??

how do you read your bible?
what have you been praying for?

2 comments:

  1. Ya know, I've always struggled with where to start when it came to reading the Bible. It is so big. There is so much to learn. I learned alot from Wendy Blight here's a link to her post about learning to have a "quiet time" http://www.wendyblight.com/2011/03/thirty-day-journey-how-to-have-quiet.html
    It really did help me. I hope it helps you! There is nothing wrong with just sitting down and reading through the Bible a little at a time.

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  2. I suggest you start with James.
    It's so perfect for those of us who have no where to start. To me it's like it's own little mini Bible. Of course the word is living and the Lord speaks through each and every sentence.

    Romans and Hebrews are also very good. They are perfect for figuring out what you believe about baptism, salvation, etc.

    I suggest you drop by a local bookstore and pick up a little daily devotional. I myself have a hard time digging in by myself daily, but my husband gives me no choice {which i love}. He reads to me every night. To be honest though, sometimes i'm spiteful and just wanna go to bed, but it's always good for me. Doing studies and having prayer with your man will help more than you will ever know!

    I hope this helps! Feel free to message me anytime! If i can't help, i'll find someone who can!


    The Mrs.
    mrsvolnoff.blogspot.com

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