Monday, April 03, 2006

LBY Stuff

Well, we all know that I am an expert in the art of procrastination. Bible study is no different. I have to admit to you all that I have done exactly one and a half days of study. It's ok though, I am not so far behind that I cannot catch up...that is what I plan to do this evening.

To share what I have learned:
1. Women are inherently influential beings. How we use our influence depends on the kind of person that we are. Being in a sales position - I TOTALLY get this. I do not like the term salesman...it has an awful connotation in my mind. So, I prefer to call myself an educator. I have more knowledge of what I am selling than my consumer. So, I tell them exactly what they are looking at...good, bad, or ugly. As long as they know exactly what they are purchasing, I do not have to think that they are making an uneducated decision. Influence for good.

2. I DON'T UNDERSTAND - most of the things that the study is telling me. I do Bible studies to study the Bible...to learn things that I might have learned as a child, had my family been involved in a church. I have two Bibles that I use to study with. One might as well be written in Russian, the other doesn't have verses...only chapters. I am having a hard time understanding the point of everything. This is very dificult for me to admit as I am an educated adult, with understanding of LOTS of stuff....why can't I get this stuff. I feel like I need to join a Sunday School class - with Preschoolers. If anyone knows of something that can help with this "affliction" please let me know. I do not think my hiney would fit in those little chairs...even if the church would let me.

Ok, hitting the showers...Have a FABULOUS Monday!

3 Comments:

At 8:37 AM, Blogger the voice said...

Two suggestions;
1. New Bible. Go to a Christian bookstore and find a Bible, perhaps a study Bible, that's good for you. There are quite a few different translations, there should be one that is easier for you to understand.
2. Get a Bible reading plan, and then make a commitment to read the entire Bible. It is much easier to understand if you have read everything. At the very least, read through the New Testament.

 
At 12:28 PM, Blogger Praying for your Prodigal said...

Have you discovered www.biblegateway.com yet or how about www.blueletterbible.com

Both have endless resources...as well as several translations. you may find a favorite translation on line with a favorite commentator to help you undertand.

Diane

 
At 8:20 AM, Blogger Nancy said...

Don't get discouraged. Beth jumps around a lot and does come back and tie (almost) everything together in the end. My only problem is that sometimes I don't finish the lesson in one sitting and I have forgotten what I read a few questions back.

I thought that since I had done this study before that I would be able to skim over the parts I had done previously and reflect on my margin notes, but it turns out I am looking it ALL up again, regardless.

I too have a Bible without verses, and that is my reading for pleasure bible. I can't do without my NIV for study.

Pray about your need for understanding His word. I know this will be an easy one for Him to fix.

 

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