Friend, maybe you are tired of trying because God wants you to recognize you don’t need to keep trying.
According to a Lifeway Research study conducted in 2020, 57% of Protestant churchgoers said that they find it challenging to make sense of the Bible when they read it on their own.
“Take hold of My Peace within you. Take hold of My Love within you – My Power to guide and strengthen and sustain you. In quiet, confident trust you will find My strength for this day.
“God was inviting me to feel the full intensity of my longing, to allow those longings to shape and soften me, as water softens the fibrous compounds in wheat.
Whether you’ve been observing Lent every year or you’re just learning about it for the first time, the invitation is the same: come.
Reading quietly, underlining sentences and dog-earing pages, is also a way of knowing God, of loving him with my mind.
This year, you can read through the entire Bible in as little as fifteen minutes a day.
Here are three simple practices to help you receive all this sacred season has to offer as you get ready to celebrate the best Christmas yet.
The world doesn’t need more perfectly presentable Christians. It needs people who love Jesus and are willing to show up and say, “I can’t do anything on my own.