If you read this post one of my challenges/resolutions for 2018 is to have mini bible study every day. I’ve been wanting to do this since June or July (or probably much later) but in the end I got lazy (seriously there’s a reason why sloth is one of the seven cardinal sins…) But because I want to start the year right, or to be more precise I want to better myself this coming year, that I want to solidify this aspect of my life. My spiritual life. This isn’t about religion, and that itself is not bad, but again, faith in God is the real essence here. And the word of God is the one we should all follow as His children.

Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
Colossians 3:16 | NIV

I digress, since I was a kid I go to church every Sunday. Unfortunately I’m not the most active member; I go and listen and then move on again with my life until the next Sunday comes. #embarrass  And while I do write my journal as a form of talking to God, I feel like I just talk and sometimes (always?) vent out but never really understood what I’m asking. Or how God answers me. Like in prayers when I asked and then it didn’t happen…I always seek the why’s…I know that God answer is also can be a maybe but I never really understood it.

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
Matthew 4:4 | NIV

Then I somehow realized I’m confused because I’ve  never bothered to truly understand the word of God. The Bible is there with me (trivia: my new (OK, not so-new) bible is my gift to myself when I got my very first paycheck from my very first job (after college, since I hustled like tutoring and office assistant during college). The old one I had was so old and got it when I was kid.) The answers are already there I just need to take time to read and understand so with the mindset, I hope to start a bible reading + mini lessons every day. I want it to naturally integrate it to my traditional journal writing (I already selected my 2018 journal!!! YAASSS!!! Here we go!)

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
Hebrews 4:12 | NIV

I want a daily bible prompt and then I’ll write what I think about it. It’s simple but that’s my goal. I also want to continue my bible reading every morning like before. Thinking about truly excites me! I’m very determined to do this because I know it’s for my welfare. God is always with me I just need the time to understand.