“Good spiritual directors understand that people have different spiritual temperaments, that what feeds one doesn’t feed all. Giving the same spiritual prescription to every struggling Christian is no less irresponsible than a doctor prescribing penicillin to every patient.”
Before Jesus was crucified he was asked one question by Pilate…
What is truth?
It’s a question, if we’re honest, many of us are still faced with on a regular basis.
We know Jesus said that HE IS the way, the TRUTH, and the LIFE, but there are so many voices in our head that try so hard to take us away from our calling.
SO many voices that keep us distracted from the truth, and instead, leave us wondering who we even are.
That is what happened to me. On my own road to recovery, I lost myself.
I didn’t have a grasp of who I was or what my purpose was. I found myself being what everyone else said I needed to be.
The fact was that God was already telling me who I was. I just had to learn how to listen. Not with my mind, but with my spirit. Your mind is a crazy place sometimes. God really does speak to us. If Jesus lives in you, then the TRUTH lives in you and you just have to dig it out.
But how do you actually do that?
You begin with the truth of God’s word.
Maybe you struggle with accepting that you can hear God speaking to you. But I assure you, you can hear Him.
Believe me, though, you don’t need hours and hours of quiet time to hear the voice of God. You just need a few seconds. Once you know what He sounds like, then it gets easier to hear him through the noise.
When you regularly open your Bible, get into the word for yourself, and allow space for the Holy Spirit to speak to you, that, my friend, is life-changing.
And to be clear, I’m not talking about devotionals or sermons. There is a time and a place for those. I am talking about you spending time in God’s living Word, just you and Him. You seeking Him with your whole heart, mind, soul, and strength, and you learning to listen.
You see, Bible study is such an essential part of your Spiritual growth and your relationship with Christ BUT the specifics of when, how, and what are so personal. As the quote above says it’s not a one-size-fits-all. It was never meant to be as God designed us as relational individuals.
But it is meant to encompass your WHOLE self.
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.”Deuteronomy 6:4-7
We need the truth of God’s word in our lives.
But too often we feel pressure to do others’ style of study or we feel guilty we are not “doing Bible Study correctly”.
But if you’re ever going to discover who you are, the woman you were truly meant to be, then you have to commit to starting somewhere in His Word.
Today is the day.
I would love to help you with discovering your next steps in living in truth.
I am here to tell you there is so much freedom in Christ and that your quiet time needs to be personal to you and your relationship with the Lord.
I am calling on you to make a Bible Study Commitment and share with me what you plan to study & how through the end of the year.
Click the button below and fill out the quick form to submit your Bible Study Commitment.
You will then get access to the Study Nook Library where you can grab a Peek at the Week printable I made to help you keep track of your commitment.
I can’t wait to start hearing stories of your time in the Word and to see your growth.