Discovering the Word: The Importance of Bible Study — 18 Comments

  1. I appreciate this reminder today friend! I am guilty of reading and not studying the Word of God. The Bible is living and should awaken life inside of us! Can’t wait for the link-up 🙂

    • Megan! Yay! I look forward to connecting with you more with the link-up. We have not talked nearly enough lately… hope everything is going well with you guys!!! 🙂

  2. Vanessa, from a still somewhat new believer and one who did not grow up on scripture, this blessed me so. I do find the Bible a bit hard to tackle at times and can find myself getting discouraged from what I do not understand but I also know how much His word has transformed my life so I don’t give up. I’m thankful for wonderful friends who help me to grow in His word. I was blessed when Barbie shared a post series on Songs of Solomon to help me along in my study. I’m SO grateful to her! Your link up sounds wonderful! Thank you for all you do to encourage others. Both you and Barbie are a blessing.

    • Beth – I’m right there with ya! I still consider myself a fairly new believer, having only received faith 8 years ago. I remember very vividly how hard it was to get started in study. I hope you’ll enter our giveaway – the resources in it should be a blessing to anyone in their study, but especially to someone who may still just be starting out 🙂 I have a post with resources for newer Christians somewhere in my post archives, if you’re interested I’ll hunt it down 🙂

  3. I love LOVE this! Way to promote our link-up too!

    I grew up in the church AND I loved reading the Bible out loud in youth group. BUT reading on my own has always been a little intimidating for me. I wonder if I’m reading it correctly and if I’m reading the right verses for today…so much doubt! There is so much comfort in God’s word…so much instruction…and correction…and love….and hope. Satan will use anything to keep us from it!

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful heart and words! You blessed me this morning (and well…every morning!)

    • Ah, Kelsey! I’m just glad Barbie was so gracious enough to let me use her space to share our link up! Thank you, Barbie!!! 🙂

      Thankful every day that He crossed our paths, friend! Looking forward to all the hard work and prayers to finally come to fruition… praying we keep our hearts and minds on Him always as we lead others in His word, too 🙂

    • I hope you can, too, Christina. This is a project borne out of our mutual excitement over Intentional Blogger 🙂 Praying this link up is a blessing to folks! Hope all is well with you – we need to get the #intentionalblogger group chatting again on twitter 🙂 It’s been pretty quiet!

  4. Oh the new link-up sounds awesome and can’t wait. I also love your words here today, Vanessa. I grew up in church and was very comfortable being taught the words but studying it for myself was very scary. I was so worried that I might mis understand it and do something wrong. Over the last 3 years I learned to love the word and allow God to guide me.

    • I know you’ve heard me say it before, and it’s a topic that is so dear to my heart — there are so many Christian leaders/pastors/etc who have unknowingly become the wolves we are warned about in Acts 20:29. They teach the false gospel and skew His word into something it’s not. It’s so important to read, study, and listen to His word with a discerning heart, praying for His guidance and His understanding for you 🙂 Love seeing how God has helped you these past few years, friend! Love you tons!!!

  5. So looking forward to the link up next month! Love your reminders here, too, friend…I’m guilty often of not digging into His Word like I should. Really looking forward to studying more and being part of this! Hugs…I so appreciate your words today. 🙂

    • Awww, thanks friend! I’m really hoping this link up is a blessing to everyone who participates. It has been a joy and such a learning experience preparing for it 🙂 Love you!

    • Thanks, Karrilee!!! I really hope this Link Up takes off. We are choosing scripture by topic, and will stay on one topic for a few weeks. We’re starting with Memorizing/Learning Scripture, thought it was appropriate to first look at what God says about learning His word and why it’s important. 🙂 So excited!!!

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