Joy in Studying

Guysssss! I’m so happy!!

Even though it’s only been about three days that I have been diligently studying my bible, it’s been bliss! Like, I cannot understand the joy that stems up in my heart leading up to the study times. Granted though, sometimes, I have to speak to myself and remind myself that I have to do this, not so that God would love me more or that my salvation would be tarnished, but so that I can know more about God.

You see, growing up, I don’t remember really knowing my Bible stories from the Old Testament, although my dad actually bought us loads of Bible comics. I remember a few that I had read like Gideon, Joseph, Daniel, Noah, Jacob, Isaac, and Moses but I don’t really remember the story of Gideon and Daniel in details. The only reason why I can remember majority of the details of the rest is because I attempted reading the whole Bible two years ago but stopped when I reached Leviticus. Now I’m on that journey again, but this time, I’m using a plan recommended by The Gospel Coalition which helps one read the Bible only five times a week, for 52 weeks, finishing the whole Bible in a year.

And so far, it’s been chill, more like bliss, like I said earlier. I’m finally getting to see and understand the link between the new and the old and why things happened the way they did.

So I got to tell you, try it! Try studying your Bible for an extended period of time, say 1 hour; you will love it! Although at times, you may find yourself checking the time to see how long you’ve been on it, like I do too, but only by God’s strength, I don’t let that stop me. When I see that I’ve studied/read at least two chapters of what I was supposed to for the day, then go on to other things or go to bed.

And might you know, this actually takes out of my sleep time and school-study time, but I know it’s worth it and it has indeed shown itself to be lately.

Blessed is the man
    who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
    nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
    and on his law he meditates day and night.

Psalms 1:1-2 ESV

Lord, for those reading this now, please spark in their hearts the desire to know You more, like you’ve done to me, and even more. I pray they never grow wearing fo spending time with You. In Christ’s Name. Amen!

Have a beautiful beautiful day, lovelies!

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4 thoughts on “Joy in Studying

  1. Apt! I particularly like the part where you are getting to find the connection between the Old and New Testaments. The written Word (Bible) is a testament to the fact that God wants to be known. The more we feast on it, the more we grow in the knowledge of God. And like you rightly pointed out, it’s not always easy or convenient. However, the benefit of doing so will stimulate one to dig in more

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