I love how God continually teaches us throughout our life....
High School: Learned I could have a personal relationship with Christ...I could talk to him as I would a friend.
College: I learned about Quiet Time with God...taking time to dig into the word and to take time to listen to what God to say to me.
Adulthood: Through my time at Palm Valley Church in Goodyear Arizona I learned a practical application I could use while reading the bible called S.O.A.P (Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer) below is a link if you want to learn more:
Now through my Online Bible Studies provided by Proverbs 31 Ministires I have learned how to verse map. As an educator I love how verse mapping allows you to take any verse and really dig deep into the meaning and what it is saying. I love how you can make it your own. I have noticed depending on what is going on in my life I verse map with different perspectives. Below is a link if you want to learn more about verse mapping:
This week our memory verse is John 1:12
"Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—"
Here is my verse map this week:
Some take aways:
Believe: means to have confidence. I have confidence in God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. I have confidence that God has great things in store for my life.
Accepted: to receive. I receive the Grace that God freely gives. The sacrifice God made so that we could be FREE of sin and suffering is unimaginable to me.
Children: Because of Gods love for his creation he calls us His children. I have two young girls of my own and my love for them is unfathomable. If I love my own children that much how much more does God love me! Through a commentary I learned that because of Christ we were predestined to be ADOPTED by our PAPA. I am adopted not only in Christ but in real life as well. I am confident that God knew before my own mother was even born that he would conceive me for my mother to raise, love and cherish.