I have just started an internship with some amazing people at my church and am doing exactly what I want to do with the rest of my life (Ministry through writing and worship). It has been so amazing and I have already learned so much. I have become aware of the unique gifts and passions the Lord has given me as well as all the growing room.
Now, when I say the term “growing room” I mean lots and lots of growing room. It has been brought to my attention that I don’t know as much about the Bible as I thought I did. I seriously struggle with the timeline of events and recalling all the names and stories of the many men and women of the Bible.
I have felt this way for awhile and have just put off really figuring it all out. But as I have been writing and putting things together for my internship, many difficult topics have come up and I’ve had to really define and research what the Bible says.
For instance, I’m writing an Advent devotional and needed to clarify what it means to have God and then to experience Jesus. Because they are the same person, except not, but kinda, but totally different (see what I mean… ugh the struggle.) So I am dedicating
So I am done procrastinating. If I want to do ministry and to do it well, I need to dig deep into my Bible and start truly understand the books instead of just going verse by verse. I crave the deeper understand of how each book ties together and how to effectively share that with others.
So now what…
So, following the theme of this year, I’m finally going to do it. I’m going to dedicate (how ever long it may take) to diving into the details of the Bible. I’ll be making maps and timelines and probably writing papers about topics and biblical truths that are difficult to understand.
I’ll finally crack open my “Basic Theology” book that has only been used to balance my book shelf (I know, embarrassing).
I have so much to learn, and sometimes it can seem daunting how much I need to learn. But the great thing is that every ounce of my being wants to do this and wants to learn more about the God I’ve dedicated my life to.
I want to be able to quote scripture before I complain. I want to go straight to the stories of the Bible for hope before I go somewhere else.
So yeah, I’ve got lots to learn. But I also have lots and lots of support through all of this. And so do all of you. If you ever need reminded of that or challenged… you know where you can find me. 😀
XOXO, The Christian Prepster