Friday, January 3, 2014

2014 Challenge: Pasar tiempo con Dios

For Christmas, I received a Spanish-English Bible. It is remarkable to hold in my hands God's Word in a different language. It is sobering as well. As I struggle to read through Spanish, understanding only a word here and there, somewhere in a Spanish-speaking country there are natives who do not even know there is a God Who has given them His Word -- in their language! Meanwhile, I am blessed to have God's Word in their language and in mine.

We can realize how blessed we are to have multiple copies of God's Word in our house, but what do we do about it? Pasar tiempo con Dios means "Spend time with God." How often do we, in our busy schedules, take the time to spend time with God? For a quick moment, think back to 2013. Were there times that you neglected God's Word? I know my answer is a sad, "Yes." What about as 2014 spans before us? What will we do to change?

One area in which God has convicted me to apply myself more is studying God's Word. 2 Timothy 2:15 says, "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." While I believe it is vital for every believer to read God's Word every day, it is also important to study God's Word.

The next few weeks, it is my prayer to do a little series and share a few things about study that God has helped me to learn. Will you join me?



2 comments:

TheDedicatedPen said...

Mine is a sad, "yes", as well, but Lord helping me, I shall diligently try to apply that verse more. Studying to show myself approved unto God.

I shall certainly join you! I am really looking forward to the rest of them, and I know that God will use it to bless me in a mighty way. :)

Thank you, Amanda!

Love,
Patience

Amanda said...

Hey Patience!

So glad you were able to stop by tonight. :) I am very much looking forward to hearing about the studies that the Lord leads you to do this year!!!

~Amanda

"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." 2 Timothy 3:16

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