Friday, April 8, 2011

"And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full."

After my big read I had to find a portion of the Bible to study. This morning I began with First John.  There are two main reasons that I decided on this particular book. 

The first is that its small enough. Small enough to read in one sitting and small enough to study in a reasonable amount of time.

The second reason is my fascination with love. The love of God has always amazed me. That's what brought me to Christ as a teenager... I was searching for love. I knew that First John spoke quite a bit about love, so that played a part in my choice.

ANYWAY, all of this to say that when I started reading this morning I was thrilled to read the above verse: "These things are written that your JOY may be full." I John 1:4

I feel like joy has been missing in my life lately and I've been looking for it. I know that if we seek, we shall find and so, I am excited to study First John and restore the joy in my life. The deeper I dig the more joy I will find! (Today I just read through the book once to start with.)

Where are you studying?

3 comments:

Lisa Buffaloe said...

Michelle, I'm praying you are filled to the brim with God's wonderful joy!

Happy weekend blessings to you!

Lisa

Laura said...

I wouldn't really call it studying, but I'm reading the epistles right now. I'm almost done Philippians. When I read in the morning, there is always a verse that stands out to me in some way, and all day it keeps coming back to me. That is it for now. I hope eventually I can study more.

Michelle said...

Laura, I read and forget, so you're ahead of me!