I hope you are having a great Life Journal week. I am.
A few years back I decided to spend a couple weeks or so hiking the Appalachian Trail. I studied the maps, read books, looked at photographs, and listened to others talking about their journey. As time to go grew closer to the start of my big adventure I headed off to the “big box” sporting goods store and stocked up on just about everything I would need for my trip. I bought a backpack, energy bars, freeze dried food, hiking boots, clothes, a water purifier, water bottles, small camp stove, and sprays to ward off bears and mosquitos. They say the first mile is the hardest. I found that to be true but there were a couple times I wanted to quit, one time I snuck off to eat a really good meal, and another time I caught a ride on the side of the road (that’s called cheating). All in all, it was one of those trips of a lifetime. I am praying for you, that you would enjoy your journey; look back on this someday as one of the greatest journeys of your life, and gain a deeper understanding of God’s love for you. The best way to finish well is to put one foot in front of another each day as you walk through the Bible.
A couple paragraphs From Billy Graham
The Bible is old; yet it is ever new. It is the most modern book in the world today. There is a false notion that a book as ancient as the Bible cannot speak to the needs of post-modern men or women. People somehow think that in an age of scientific achievement, when knowledge has increased more in the past 25 years than in all preceding centuries put together, this ancient Book is out of date. But to all who read the Bible, it is relevant for now. It is in the Holy Scriptures that we find the answers to life’s ultimate questions: Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going? What is the purpose of my existence?
Books to help in your Life Journal study time
- What the Bible is All About (Henrietta Mears)
- Know What You Believe (Paul E. Little)
- How to Read the Bible for All It’s worth (Gordon Fee)