Wednesday, January 12, 2011

How do we walk in faith daily?

Angie here:
On this blog, we've all agreed to walk in faith together. But what does that mean?

God has given each of us distinct personalities and abilities. They drive our interests and interactions in the world around us. We've all recently expressed a deeper desire to snuggle in closer to God. For me that means finding a new way to read the Bible while rediscovering the talents He's bestowed.

Being able to understand the Word of God is important to me. But I found myself having a hard time remembering to read the scriptures because I'd leave my Bible in various rooms of the house. Then I didn't know what I wanted to learn. I needed a tool to guide me in the right direction.

I found a new tool called YouVersion and downloaded it on my Blackberry. From there I chose the reading plan that would help me learn in a new way, chronologically. I've always wanted to understand where the different events of the Bible fit into the timeline of history. But in church it seems like it's presented in a jumbled order. So now I am figuring out the chronological order of scriptures. Really interesting to me!

I think walking my faith daily has to do with using practical tools like this new reading application on my phone. I'm finding that I really do use it.

Another tool that helps me walk my faith daily is this blog and writing my own blog. I think by reading the posts of my friends, the comments of friends, and concentrating on what I want to write in my posts these act as continual focus companions on the faith journey. It's strange how technology has made such an impact on my faith. Not something I expected at all.

What practical tool is helping you walk your faith daily?
Does technology help or hinder your faith?
By the way, we'd love feedback on our site. Comments welcome.

6 comments:

  1. Hi Angie!

    My hubby and I have The Reese Chronological Bible. It is a fascinating way to study the Scriptures.

    Blessings!

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  2. Does it give you study guides along the way? I haven't heard of that one. I am going to have to check it out.
    Angie

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  3. Edwina--I'm reading the Bible chronologically also. You should check my blog and see how your scriptures compare. Oh, but I'm doing the 2 year plan.
    I love reading the Bible that way. And Ang, I take my Nelson study Bible and read those notes while I read the chronological Bible.

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  4. You know, I've never tried reading chronologically!

    I've found joining the women's Bible study has really helped me. We're doing a Beth Moore study and it keeps me on my toes. If I don't, I get behind! :)

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  5. What a great link Angie, thanks so much for sharing YouVersion!

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  6. Like Missy, Bible study forces me to go deeper into God's word and teaches me truths that I may have overlooked before. And keeping up with Beth's homeword creates some accountability.

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