Wednesday, November 11, 2015
30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 11: Necessity
I will be the first to admit that I struggle often with consistency in Bible study, especially since adding a new baby to the family. Some days I just don't get a quiet time at all, and I really miss it. Thankfully I know this is a season, and one day (hopefully soon!) I'll be getting a bit more sleep, getting up earlier, and having that uninterrupted time first thing in the morning. Until then, I'm so thankful for the multitudes of verses I memorized as a kid...God brings His word to mind when I need it! I also get to do Bible study with the kids each day for school. We just finished up a study from Philippians, we're reading bits of Peter's life in the Gospels, and we've started into "The Dig," a study from Luke. Even though these are all geared toward children, I'm finding the principles apply to me, too!
On a related note, in this busy season of motherhood with a small baby, one of my go-to devotionals has been She Reads Truth. In seasons where I have more time to dig deeper and journal, I really like the Bible studies from Love God Greatly. Hello Mornings also has some great resources! I would love to hear any of your favorite devotional books or websites/online resources, as well.
So to me, the Bible is a necessity. :) I'm thankful that here in America we have the luxury of owning one (or many!) and the freedom to study and learn from God's word. I know I take that for granted way too often.