All in Scripture Spotlight
Jesus is many things to me. Many of them are probably theologically incorrect. I thought about talking about Jesus being the Prince of Peace and giving us peace that surpasses all understanding but there was something that stood out to me even more...
If you're not quite sure how to pray, you're not alone. In Luke 11, Jesus' disciples ask Him to teach them how to pray. When I wanted to learn how to really pray and not just recite back prayers I've heard, this is where a friend suggested I should turn.
It's called "Illustrated Faith" and it comes in many forms. Some people write a scripture in the margins using calligraphy others will sketch an image that illustrates the story and some will even incorporate paint or stickers to bring the pages to life.
People forget to make a solid plan when it comes to adding a new discipline to their lifestyle. They have identified a need (lose weight, read the Bible more often, etc.) and an action that address that need (diet, buy new Bible) but these are short term reminders at best.
I listen to the Bible in an effort to overcome excuses of not having time. I find it much easier to listen to something for 10 to 15 minutes than to read for that long. Hearing passages several times helps me understand what it says, hearing passages that I know still are interesting hear.
I fail at reading the Bible because I failed to plan to read the Bible. In my head I had chosen the end result I wanted to see - the goal. But I missed the step of planning out the path as to how to get there.
I love spoof movies and there are none better than Leslie Nielsen's "The Naked Gun" series. Nielsen sends up all the classic action hero roles with adolescent humor and bumbling buffoonery. At the end of the movie Nielsen wins despite himself. Just like Peter.