Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Making Time for Scripture Study-100 Days Flying Free



“Spending time with God is the key to our strength and success in all areas of life. Be sure that you never try to work God into your schedule, but always work your schedule around Him.”



As I go through the next 100 Days I intend on putting Scripture Study into my daily life. I currently pray and speak with my Father in Heaven on a regular basis...yet something has been missing.
There is so much to be learned by studying His Word.
So today, I gathered my supplies, sat down at my studio table, said a prayer and began reading. 



I have always loved and admired Joyce Meyer and was so blessed to have found her book "100 Ways to Simplify Your Life" at our local library! 

Today's devotion was taken from Philippians 4:6...it was all about the importance of doing ONE thing at a time. Could that not be more relevant for me as I begin my 100 Days? As I read verse 6 it was placed upon my heart to re-write in a way I understood in my notebook. So here is my version of that scripture....
"Do not be excessively worried-but in everything humbly pray with Thanksgiving...let your requests (your heartfelt desires) be made known to God."
I do tend to worry about tomorrow, next week, next year. I can have myself so worked up into a frenzy about stuff that probably won't ever happen...but I have it in my mind it will. I must trust that the Lord will take care of my Tomorrow. He wants me to be happy in the NOW. 

I love the reminder Joyce gives me..."give your thoughts, conversation, energies, every part of you to the day at hand."
I am so grateful for quiet mornings...for a place to go and feel safe and warm. I am grateful for my family who understands me and loves me. And I am so grateful I am going on this 100 Day journey so I can let my heart go. So I can be at peace with who I am.
Are you taking this journey with me? If you are, I hope you will share your thoughts, your blogs, your art with me!!

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful post Leslie, scripture study is something that I really struggle with and not just reading on a regular basis, but really studying the word, digging deep and finding the meaning for me in what I am reading. I have been doing a study with instagram, but I tend to go a few days of not reading and then catching up. I know there is power in DAILY reading and study, so that's what I need to make more of an effort to do.

    Thanks for your post, as always I could just say DITTO!! :)

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    1. Hey friend!!! Yes, scripture study is a struggle but I am hoping to really embrace it and LOVE it!! Dave is SO good about studying. He studies more than he watches TV!!! Here's to doing a little bit daily and building on that so we can learn more and more and grow and grow in Him!!! xoxo

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  2. Love your post! I can so relate... the worrying about tomorrow, in a year, what's going to happen next. It sometimes makes me feel so sad and drained when I really should still be happy! I need to turn it over to God. I am so excited for all these wonderful online Christian communities I am jumping into with bible study and bible art. I am with you on scripture study!

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    1. Janet...I LOVE all these communities, too. God is so good!! I am enjoying your work in the Art Journal Bible group:)

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  3. Thank you for this post! It is so true, we worry so much that we lose out on such joy. I will join you on this journey. Here in my part of the world Spring has arrived so it is the perfect time to start with this. On my blog http://flutterbybye.blogspot.com I have just posted about looking for the daily blessings in each day, and I regard this post of yours as a blessing too!

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    1. Thanks so much Charri for your sweet comment!! I will look forward to reading about your journey, too!!! Blessings!!!

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