Half way through John!!
Can you believe we've made it this far? I realize countless things are vying for your attention and that the evil one has performed no few feats to distract you. I am so thankful you're hanging in there. I want to encourage you again to read the entire scripture passage from your bible and to keep resisting the temptation to put aside your study -- even with the intention of returning to it "later." Later has a strange way of getting later and later, doesn't it? Here's a little fresh motivation: Deuteronomy 29:29 says that the truths God reveals to you are yours forever! You are allowing God to inscribe His words on the tablets of your heart. Scripture is literally becoming part of you. That's what Christ meant when He instructed us to let His word "abide" in us (John 15:7). The same passage also tells us that His abiding word transforms our prayer lives. The intense study of God's word has mammoth effects and you may be the last to notice them in yourself, but I assure you, Scripture never returns void! God has a specific purpose for this study in your life. Let Him have His awesome way in your life!--------Beth Moore