Posted at 5:24 pm , on August 8, 2018
I’m going to speak from my own experiences. I recommend you use my ways for inspiration to find what works for you.
Choosing the right bible version is so important. There was a previous article I wrote about why I chose the CSB version (be sure to find it here on my blog.) You have to find a bible version that you can understand and find love for Christianity. The Christian standard version was not only easy for me to follow but made me feel closer to the creator.
The next step I like to practice is to think of my current problem. I found a 3 dollar book called “Bible Promises Book”. Say I’m dealing with a courage issue. After I look it up in the table of contents, I find the page that lists every single bible verse that deals with this topic. If you are unable to find this book – there is always google to assist you. The general thing people do is start with Genesis. Although that is my favorite book, I recommend starting on a book that deals with your personal struggles. It may take some effort, but trust me it will be worth the work.
If it’s not Genesis, the Gospels are something people read, to begin their plan. This is not a bad approach; Jesus is the reason why Christianity exists. The only downfall I can think of is we may be confused about why Jesus came in the first place. Reading the old testament – or anything that highlights that we were born in sin, can be helpful to understand the purpose of the savior.
No matter how you read the Bible, it is a tool that can help us become closer to the lord. Use your spirt to chose the right place to start.
Posted at 11:30 pm , on July 6, 2018
Before you go thinking that Christianity was my only religion attempt – think again. I was an agnostic, new age, and back to Christianity. “Why did you choose Christianity after all of these things?” In case you’re wondering – I have an answer.
As I got older, I started developing a lot of wisdom. Every piece information I learned has a bible scripture to support my ideas. I found it true that there is nothing new under the sun. Scriptures back up my logic and morals. If I read a bible verse and use context clues and abstract thinking – it always adds up.
Resources is another reason why I went back to Christianity. There are so many people, books, and audio clips that help me walk in my faith. Someone has an answer for any question I have. It truly is an awesome experience to have someone to relate to.
Speaking of having someone to relate to, the Christian community is so big and nurturing. I know everyone has their flaws and sins they are trying to work on. People trying to improve themselves and do the right thing is so gratifying. Being able to understand that we are all on a journey to becoming better people is motivational and inspiring.
I guess you could call this a debate to win your heart to Christ. Just think about all these factors and see if you find these to be true for you too.
7 All the streams flow to the sea,
yet the sea is never full;
to the place where the streams flow,
there they flow again.
8 All things are wearisome,
more than anyone can say.
The eye is not satisfied by seeing
or the ear filled with hearing.
9 What has been is what will be,
and what has been done is what will be done;
there is nothing new under the sun.