I recently decided to rediscover my faith and reconnect my relationship with the Lord. Currently I am reading the bible, but i am having a hard time to get a deeper understanding of the bible and understanding it.
|June 9, 2015 at 05:59|
When you find a verse, chapter or concept that is hard to understand, look it up in the original language it was written in. The NT was written in Greek, and the OT was written in Hebrew. Sometimes a verse will be translated from the original language, and a word will be used that makes the context difficult to understand. It’s not false of course, it’s just may not be quite as clear as the original word used.
I’ve been doing this, and it’s been very helpful. I’ve learned a lot 🙂
|June 11, 2015 at 17:15|
I would also recommend Bible journaling or keeping a faith notebook. I have started doing both and have seen so much improvement in my faith life! What I do is look in a devotional or Christian book (Jesus Calling for Kids is great- it’s easier to take in than the adult version- and I also really like A Young Woman After God’s Own Heart- it has different activities for how you can be a woman after God’s Own Heart) and read the day’s scripture and reflection or a chapter in the book. Then from there, there should be some “extra reading” passages at the bottom of the page. Look them up and write them in your notebook. I use the S.O.A.P. method for Bible reflection which stands for Scripture, Observations, Application, and Prayer. If you don’t have a devotional handy, shereadstruth.com and some Bible apps have great reading plans. Reflect upon the day’s reading in your journal (fun pens and pencils make it look super pretty!). Additionally, I like to do character studies on different people in the Bible (the Mary and Martha comparision in Luke is awesome) and write how I can be like them and I pray about it and write. Illustrating Bible verses is also a fun way to interpret their meanings. Dear sister in Christ, I am praying for you that you will come to seek and know God’s word in a deeper way and that you grow in a relationship with Him. Let me know if there is anything else you might need 🙂
|August 18, 2015 at 12:30|
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