I’ve always known God’s Holy Word, for myself, at an early age. I just never understood the specific meaning behind most of that Word anymore than I understood the specific direction that my own spiritual journey was leading me.
That’s where my local church, the Bethel Community Church, comes in. I feel that I can give full credit to this church for helping me to gain enough of a basic grasp on things when I need to understand something.
They helped me understand the Bible, and its teachings, (including its central 4 core themes: Creation, Sin, Salvation and The Restoration of God’s Holy Kingdom).
For me, this is done in a more precise and clear manner that helps make the stories, in my mind’s eye, come alive like never before.
Though I’m still very far from completely understanding God’s Holy Word, (as some of the books are more complexed than others), at the same time, these Bible studies more than offer me a window of where it’s lending its voice to me in a way that’s both profound and meaningful.
These Bible studies are very much like anything else, in that, they take time to fully understand and develop and grow on their own.
But it’s ultimately up to the individual to put forth the effort to allow the light behind the message to penetrate through the darkness of the human heart. The part that cannot understand the message clearly.
My personal study time affords me a unique and refreshing opportunity to learn more about the Bible as a whole and helps to piece things together perfectly. Repetition is key to learning everything.
It is the devotional, character-building tool that can be used to help me with a particular element within my own life.
All I know is I honestly don’t know where I would be, today, if I didn’t have these Bible studies, or this undeserving church family to look to for spiritual strength, comfort and support.
Nor a Heavenly Father Who takes all my life’s circumstances (good or bad) into careful consideration, all His own.
This is where I was always meant to be… this is where I truly belong.