First of all, I want to thank you for your kind comments about the pictures I included in my last post. What a surprise!
I was so disappointed when we hiked in Sedona and then again when we stepped up to the edge of the Grand Canyon. Both times I pulled out my "good" camera and the battery was deader than a doornail. I had even had it on the charger all night before the Grand Canyon, but apparently the outlet wasn't working and I didn't notice. Grrr. Sidebar: I just have a Nikon that isn't anything fancy really and doesn't have extra lenses and can't take pictures that focus in on one thing and leave the rest all fuzzy, something I would really like to be able to do.
Side-side bar: Has anyone taken on online photography class? Which one would you recommend?
Anyhoo. I had to take pictures with just my cellphone, so I was surprised how they turned out pretty well, after a little tweaking in Picmonkey. If you have never used that free photo-editing site, I highly recommend you give it a whirl. Easy.
I have spent the last few days studying scripture with She Reads Truth that focused on the power of God's word. I loved every minute of it and am humbled that God the Father wants a relationship with me. And He speaks to me through His word. And YOU!!!!
The Bible is not just another book filled with another man's opinions.
The She Reads Truth girls, tell us
The Bible is
.....His story and my story
.....the word and breath of God
.....the power of God
.....for hearing and telling.
It is all about HIM.
Scripture has been compared to a Swiss Army Knife. It is a tool that gets into our deepest places and transforms us from the inside out if we will let it. It isn't easy work, but it is sooooooo worth it!
Maybe you already have a dedicated quiet time with the Lord. If so, you know what I say is true.
Maybe you have never opened God's word at all because you think it is irrelevant in this modern age.
Maybe you think it is all a bunch of hooey.
I want to challenge you to get your hands on a version you can read and understand-maybe a New International Version, New Living Translation, or The Message or download You Version on your phone or Ipad-and dig in.
Maybe you want to join us at She Reads Truth. It isn't complicated. Read the scripture and then the commentary and then the comments. I bet you will be blessed.
Before you begin reading, ask God to make the words real to you and to speak to your heart through His Words.
I'd love to hear what version you would recommend for a new-to-the-scriptures Bible reader. Comments?