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Once again, I don’t know what to call this post but I felt I should quickly share this.

Was at Digging Deep last Tuesday and the topic was 12 ways to unlocking the Bible (something of that sort). It was based on Rick Warren’s Bible Study Methods; 12 Ways you can unlock God’s Word (sure the ways are not exhausted). Still trying to get the book. Saw it online but not sure if it is the complete version.

Sometimes this week, I stumbled on another blog (def a blog to add to my blogroll) and the writer also mentioned something of that sorts and how like the Pastor mentioned that day, when we study, we shouldn’t just “read” but also try to draw “analogies” (if am allowed to use that word) from the passages we read. Read the article here.

I had almost “forgotten” about the message (asides looking up and downloading a pdf version of the book and trying to read it) till I read that blog. And I just knew that I stumbled on the blog for a reason.

Many times (like Rick and my Pastor said), we listen to a great sermon and wonder how the Pastor got all he preached on from that passage. At times, they are passages we have read over and over again and we just don’t get “anything different” from them. I can’t say the reason why it is so because am sure for some people it isn’t that they don’t pray or ask for the Holy Spirit to teach them and explain and expound the words they read neither is it that they don’t wait to hear from God. That has happened in the past wella. I read a passage, a devotional and I know somehow, it is just a literal understanding I have or I listen to a sermon and am like Whaow, have read this before, I didn’t see that. Have heard a lot of prepare your heart, pray and all but at times it just “isn’t working”. Whatever the reason maybe, I hope this book helps.

I for one decided to have a book for my Bible Study (had one in the past but somehow forgot about it; gonna search for the book)  and write things down as they come to mind. Not just write, but also read through the book everyday (yes, it has become my new novel). You would be amazed what the Holy Spirit tells you. And write them down.

I am also currently looking for a Bible Study partner, which I believe is another way to unlock God’s word. We pick a book of the Bible, a passage, a verse and explain what we understand by what we read. If in doubt about anything, we could refer to older, more mature Christians.

One thing struck me though, most of us Christians read the Bible to “debate” or “defend” it. God isn’t asking us to defend His word or debate it. He doesn’t need us to do that. Read it for doctrine (teaching), reproof, correction, and for instruction in righteousness

I am also working on getting more Bible tools. They are very beneficial in our study of God’s word.

Let’s enjoy reading the Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth (BIBLE).

Tada.

All iz well

If you haven’t watched 3 idiots (idiats), plix go look for it and WASH it… Lol. Seriously, please watch that movie. You would understand how the phrase All iz well came about. It is one Indian movie I would seriously recommend to anybody. And trust me, I have watched a lot, I can’t even remember their titles no longer.

Anywayz, that’s not the essence (per say) of this write-up (so I aint telling you the story, GO WATCH IT). I just wanna ask a question. What is it with us women (and some men) and worrying. I read an article which somehow did relate to Open Heavens topic for today. Don’t get me wrong. I know it isn’t easy not to worry, especially in our world today and I for one am guilty of worrying (at times). It is just that somehow, it is us women who tend to worry more. Guys are usually just relaxed about so many things we worry about.

Agreed. All humans worry, though at various levels, it is still quite amusing that at times what we worry about actually doesn’t make sense. Or at times, it is exactly what we worry about that ends up happening. Take Job as an example. We worry over some issues that we shouldn’t even worry about. We worry about the past (which beats me, though Pastor Adeboye did make a point about why people worry about the past- because they are afraid their past bad actions could have negative consequences on their present and future), the present and the future.

Yes, we have all done things in the past that would most likely have an impact on our present and future but by worrying about what is past, does that change whatever the consequence might be? And I want to believe that whatever the consequence may be sef, if we truly are born again, God would see us through. Might not be easy but He would. Take David as an example. Or Paul.

Also, I tend not to know the difference between thinking about an issue and worrying about an issue. There happens to be a very THIN line between thinking and worrying. There are times I think I was actually thinking about the issue but when I look back I discover I was actually worried.

For us Christians and even everybody, I think the earlier we start learning not to worry about anything and realize that all iz (is) well like Rancho said. No matter what it is. As long as we believe and serve God. All things work together for our good.

Matthew 6:25-32, 34

25Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

 26Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

 27Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

 28And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

 29And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

 30Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

 31Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

 32(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

 34Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Like Rancho said and kept saying (while beating his chest) All iz well. You really should hear the story about how that phrase came about