Stories, thoughts and reflections on the Bible from the WSFC Staff.
I’m back again! It’s me Katie!
These last couple weeks have felt pretty dry for me. It’s felt harder to get into the Bible, or to pray – really it has felt hard to get close to God. You may feel the same way, the complete opposite, or somewhere in between and that is okay. Let’s take a second today and seek Jesus together no matter where we find ourselves.
I want to use this email to bring you a few verses from different parts of the Bible. If you have a couple minutes, read through them, pick one that you can hold on to today and then do the following:
- Grab your Bible and read a couple verses above your verse and read a couple verses below… maybe the whole paragraph or chapter that the verse is in. Try to see the complete picture of what the author is saying. This is how you can get the context of the verse.
- Think about the verse during your day. What is God trying to tell you through it? How will your life be different because of it? This is what it means to meditate on the word.
- And lastly, talk to someone about it – a friend, your spouse, your kid, a stranger – whatever works for you 🙂
Keep Jesus on your mind and you will start to see things like he does, act like he does and love like he does. So I encourage you to join me in drawing near to God today – he’ll meet us right where we are at.
“The Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in Spirit.”
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”
I would love to hear what the Holy Spirit is speaking to you about today! Send me an email here. It would be great to hear from you 🙂
Hope you are having a good day!
-Pastor Katie Mayer