Well, it’s a soupy Friday where I am today. The weather is cold and I am at a library where I have been known to sit and read AND sit and write….like right now. I can blog from here because they have free wi-fi! Praise God! JoY!
I find the quiet and lack of interruptions a pleasant break from the study at home. Although, and don’t repeat this, the librarian here is on the phone and rather loudly talking library business from her office.
Sssshhhhhh, blog writer at work! She is totally messing up my mo-jo.
Glory! She just completed her business call. Sigh of relief!
Oh no, she is calling someone else.
And that brings me to today’s thoughts.
Sometimes, life is disturbed by inconveniences, isn’t it?
Priscilla Shirer has written a great study on the book of Jonah with “disturbing” applications throughout and I highly recommend it! It’s called, Jonah – Navigating a Life Interrupted. My sister Louann and I looked at the dvds over a weekend during our annual Sister Retreat here in the mountains. Very good. Want to see more of the study offerings and specifics? Click here.
Another study book is by Kay Arthur and I recently recommended it to a friend in order to gain some insight in how to study the Bible. You can find Lord, Teach Me How to Study the Bible in 28 Days here at LifeWay or here at Amazon (you can see inside it here). And, you can do it solo. I did it three years ago and LOVED it!
Inductive study of the Word is the way to go. It’s like buying the fish from someone else, or learning how to catch your own fish. We believers need to know how to catch our own fish for food. We need to know how to study the Word for ourselves. Think about how much happier our ministers would be if they knew those in the congregation were being fed straight from the Word and not out of their time spent in the Word preparing sermons for us. Just some thoughts…but back to the two study options for you to consider…
Thanks for stopping in today.
Now, if I could just get that librarian to get off that phone….
Which one interests you? Have you done either of these? Please leave a recommendation for others who come along and read your comment! Thanks!