Sunday, September 23, 2007

scripture speaks

Part of my wanting to blog was to record my spiritual journey. My spiritual life is part of who I am and so I didn't want to have a separate journal to record what I thought God was trying to tell me or the lessons I was learning.

In the past, along with the weekly memes, updates on my kids, rants and raves, I have posted on specific times when I've felt challenged by God or where I saw Him working in my life or the life of my family. The last few Sundays, I have posted a piece of scripture that I felt God had personally given me during the week. A few words that came from the Living Word and spoke to my heart.

That got me to thinking about how I would love to hear from other bloggers on how scripture is speaking to them and how cool it would be to share a little bit of our spiritual journey with each other. What do you think?

I was thinking of making it a weekly meme thing with a Mr. Linky and graphic buttons (still needing some tweaking). I thought of giving two options. One; to share a piece of scripture along with how that piece of scripture was speaking to you. Two; to share how God is working in your life or how you experienced Him during the week.



I would love to hear from you whether you think you would participate in something like this. I don't want to register for a Mr. Linky unless I know there is some interest. I thought Sunday would be ideal but maybe not. I've noticed that a lot of bloggers take this day off from posting. Anyways, let me know. You can leave your thoughts in a comment or e-mail me.

Here's my "scripture speaks" for the week.

God means what he says. What he says goes. His powerful Word is sharp as a surgeon's scalpel, cutting through everything, whether doubt or defense, laying us open to listen and obey. Nothing and no one is impervious to God's Word. We can't get away from it—no matter what. Hebrews 4:12-13 The Message

I thought this piece of scripture was appropriate for my post today. I love the part, "God means what he says." We can't just use part of the Bible - the part that we like. He gave us the whole Bible and every word is true and meant for us to follow.

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link of the day:
http://www.biblegateway.com/

12 comments:

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

Love the idea. I think it would help me to be more alert to writing down those prickings of the Holy Spirit when they happen as I would be excited to share them with you.

God's Word is alive and fresh. Each day there is something I've read over and over that becomes new and exciting all over again! Isn't it GREAT!

Penless Thoughts said...

I would be interested if it was truly something specific we felt God was speaking to us about. Not just randonly picking a scripture to post.

I see this as a great difference. Do you? Or am I completely off base?
Susan

diana said...

i do see a difference, susan. i can't control what people post but i was wanting posts that not only quoted scripture but what it was saying to the blogger - what God was saying to them.

i was hoping that we could encourage each other when encouragement is needed and, also, learn from each other as we read a little bit about each other's spiritual journies.

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Diana,

I am totally onboard with this. One of my goals has been recording my spiritual walk and often find that I get caught up in the recording of "life events" instead. Now, I love my life events as well, but this would help me keep Gods work in my heart as a focus as well.

I have been recording my reading through the bible and some other things that I think apply to this blog carnival.

Looking foward to your decision.

Oh - I agree with no to Sunday.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea, Diana. I was hoping you might include something like that. It's good to see positive comments posted on this.

barb

Amber said...

I love this idea! I have found that when I'm struggling in certain areas the Lord leads me to blogs to read and sometimes it really touches my heart! I'm sure this will do the same for others. Count me in!!!

0:) Amber

inspired said...

i think you are on to something very good and God honoring and "if God is with the idea who can stop it?
.. a quote from ACTS i believe ;]

Lori said...

Great idea. I would participate when I could( I don't always post or get around to commenting on the weekends).

Short Stop said...

I LOVE this idea, and I would definitely participate! I'll email you more! :)

Momma Roar said...

I think it is an awesome idea Diana!!

Lynne said...

I like the "how God is working in your life or how you experienced Him during the week" option, but sthen there are times when A certain piece of scripture speaks to me.
Either way-this is something I would like to participate in.

MightyMom said...

GOOD IDEA! Not for Sunday though....maybe mid-week....or a day that isn't usually associated with church/God....ummmm Mon or Tues perhaps?? stick God in the places where he's usually not found.