Journaling Through John
I was recently listening to a leadership podcast and the speaker was talking about her spiritual journey. She said she had been raised in a Christian home, went to a Christian church and even attended a Christian university for 2 years. She said she realized that Christianity wasn’t for her mainly because she realized it was built on and around fear. (Insert the sound of screeching, braking tires!) I was like, wait, …wait….wait….what? And the first question that came to me, the one I want to ask her is have you ever read the Bible for yourself?
Now, let me ask you the same question; Have you ever read the Bible for yourself? Or, have you just relied on what you’ve learned in church, from other Christians, from you parents and grandparents? There’s nothing wrong with learning from others about the truth in God’s Word, as a matter of fact, we need spiritual leaders, pastors, and mentors to guide us and bring accountability into our lives. However, we CANNOT leave our spiritual journey up to just what others say. We have to read the Bible for ourselves. We need to know what it says so we don’t find our selves believing something that isn’t true.
The podcaster I mentioned above found herself trying to be a “good” Christian. She mentioned staying away from certain things and even being fearful of certain temptations. Because of all that, she concluded that her spiritual journey was centered on fear. And honestly, I would not want anything to do with that kind of spirituality either. Unfortunately, she missed the TRUE center of Christianity, it’s LOVE!
I’m inviting you today to join me in Journaling Through John. Whether you have read it before or have never opened the book, join me in discovering the greatest love story ever told! Read the Bible for yourself and find out just what it says!
Each week day during September I will be reading a chapter in John and I will post my journal entry. It won’t be a deep theological break down of the entire chapter. It’s my journal entry, what I feel the Lord is speaking to me for that day in that chapter. It may be a word, a phrase a verse or several verses. It’s a word for me for that day.
If you want to join me, subscribe to Journaling Through John and you’ll receive my post in your inbox each week day morning. I’m leaving Saturday and Sunday open so you can catch up or review some of the chapters from the previous week. Then, I would love it if you would share your thoughts and what you feel God is speaking to you in the comments below that days post. These comments are so encouraging and helpful to me and to others who are joining in. (Please note; There will not be a Facebook Group for this session of Journaling.)
Please don’t hesitate to forward this webpage to your friends, inviting them on this journey of Journaling Through John. I’m looking forward to growing with you in our understanding of the Word and what Christianity is really all about!
“So, the Word became human and made His home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen His glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.” John 1:14 (NLT) In verse 1 we are told that the Word was there in the beginning. An in verse 14 …
I’m inviting you today to join me in Journaling Through John. Whether you have read it before or have never opened the book, join me in discovering the greatest love story ever told! Read the Bible for yourself and find out just what it says! Each week day during September I will be reading a …