Out of Bondage…
As we begin the New Year, I would like to encourage our congregation to read the Scriptures. Therefore, we will start by reading a chapter a day in the book of Exodus. On January 1, read chapter one and so on. I would like to encourage you to journal as you read. Here are some things to include in your journal.
- Write down any that catches your attention. Don’t make it complicated; just write it down. A brief sentence or two.
- Write down any thoughts that come to mind. This may the activity of the Holy Spirit speaking to you.
- Then, write a sentence on what you learned. Maybe something like, “I feel led to help others or I need to change this or that in my life.”
- Finally, offer a brief prayer to God and help for living out what you learned.
Again, don’t spend a lot of time worrying about what you have written. The journal is for you to hear the voice of God and for personal spiritual growth. We should finish reading Exodus by February 9, 2018. Then, we will have a pot-luck dinner on February 11, 2018, at 6 pm. We will have a time of fellowship together and discuss the book of Exodus. The informal time of discussion is just that – informal. I want to hear how God spoke to you and how the reading changed your life.
P.S. Listening to Exodus on CD or other devices helps free your hands to jot down anything that comes to mind.
In Christ, Pastor Mike