By no stretch of the imagination are we Biblical scholars, we are just two girls who love Jesus and have a hunger and a thirst for His Word. Scripture Sunday will be a weekly feature in which we share the ways in which Jesus is speaking to our hearts through His Word.
Hopefully, soon, I will learn to edit and I won’t have to upload a video in three parts. But, as I currently do not know how to edit out all my interruptions, I may as well include them – this is my life.
And as full of interruptions as this video is – screaming child, child watching and laughing at me off camera, dog incessantly barking – this is also what my Bible study generally looks like.
My “quiet time” with God is usually not very quiet at all.
Some days the noise – the voices, the whining, the barking – some days it does get the best of me and I don’t open my Bible at all.
Some days I lock myself in the bathroom to get a few moments of solitude.
But, some mornings, when my children actually sleep past 6am – some mornings I do have the gift or quiet, focused, uninterrupted time with God.
Regardless of the situation I just have to keep trying. And I would encourage you to do the same. Maybe the Bible feels intimidating and overwhelming. Maybe it feels dry, boring, and archaic.
But the Bible is also living and active. Every word in God’s Word has been breathed by God. He will speak to you through His Word. You just have to open it up and listen.
One of my favorite quotes is from Mark Batterson. He writes that we think of prayer as being one sided, a monologue.
But it is meant to be a dialogue between us and God.
Our part is prayer.
His part is Scripture.
So if you are struggling, looking for an answer from God, wondering where He is, I would encourage you to open your Bible. He has already told you where He is. All of His promises to you can be found in His Word.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9
And finally, Scripture from the following 3 part (sorry!) video …..
1 Samuel 8:1-8, 19-20
1When Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons as Israel’s leaders. 2The name of his firstborn was Joel and the name of his second was Abijah, and they served at Beersheba. 3 But his sons did not follow his ways. They turned aside after dishonest gain and accepted bribes and perverted justice.
4 So all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah.5 They said to him, “You are old, and your sons do not follow your ways; now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have.”
6 But when they said, “Give us a king to lead us,” this displeased Samuel; so he prayed to the Lord. 7 And the Lord told him: “Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king. 8 As they have done from the day I brought them up out of Egypt until this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are doing to you.
19 But the people refused to listen to Samuel. “No!” they said. “We want a king over us. 20 Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles.”
To be continued ….. Part 2
And the conclusion ….. part 3
Thanks for sticking with me through three videos today!
My name is Tara. I am a mama, a wife, a teacher, a sister, a daughter, and most importantly a follower of Jesus and a child of God. I have two little boys who love to run and jump and yell and scream and seem to love being attached to their Mama; Smith who is 6 and Charlie James who is 3. I have also been blessed with a “bonus” child, my stepdaughter Kaleigh, who just turned 12 and does her best to tolerate the antics of her little brothers.