Wednesday, June 8, 2011

New Testament: check!

One of the things I like to do each day is spend a little time (between 15 and 30 minutes) reading scriptures, talks from the leaders of my church and other uplifting things. This past January I decided to start the New Testament and I finished this morning. Although I've read a lot of the New Testament before, this is the first time I've read it cover to cover, every verse of every chapter. I love reading about Jesus Christ and his personal ministry. I have to admit that so much of what I read goes over my head and I wish I understood everything better. I guess that's the point of reading, though, so I can learn a little more each time I read.

I think the themes that really stuck out to me and that I found the most comfort in, are that we all experience suffering of one kind or another at some point in our lives, but all of the pain and suffering that we might experience is only for a small moment in the eternal scheme of things. Life seems really long and hard at times, but I know that if I live the best life I can and try to overcome all, one day I will live in heaven with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.


Karen Mortensen said...

Good for you.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

It is comforting also to read the Bible. Yes they suffered a lot.

Cindy said...

Hi Heather, I am new to your blog and enjoying it. Our family is reading the New Testament together this year and really learning a lot. Just a day ago this beautiful scripture jump out at me:

"...but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;

And patience, experience; and experience, hope:

And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us."

Romans 5:3-5

Glory in tribulations!! Wow, that is something we don't naturally think to do. At least I don't. But, I am learning how the challenges in life are helping to shape who I am, and make me a better person. And I feel wrapped in the love of the Lord.

God bless you.

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