Saturday, July 18, 2009

I Wish I'd Written This

Every now and again I read something on someone else's blog and think "I wish I'd written that". I just had one of those moments! The blogger in question is a guy called Mark Batterson, and it seems that like me he got into reading the Bible in a year again at the start of this year. So rather than rewrite what he wrote, and sin by trying to claim it for myself, I thought I'd just post a link to it.

I'd especially encourage you to read the last two paragraphs. I quite regularly have people from a number of different churches (including ours) giving me the "I'm not being fed" line. I've never had the courage to say to someone face to face what Mark says in his article, but if I'm honest I've wanted to say what he says on so many occasions as I belive it's the truth. Perhaps I'll be braver from now on :-)

Hope you have a great weekend and to catch you at some point on Sunday.



Anonymous said...

Go for it Simon!! For those still on a diet of 'baby food' as Paul put it, your sermons are very important. I definately agree that it is important to learn to 'feed ourselves', and Bible reading and prayer are a perfect place to start.
I thought I'd get caught up in the legalism of reading the Bible according to a reading plan, but while I have had a couple 'catch up' sessions, I find myself missing something. I try to read before getting up in the morning, but I find I don't want to go to sleep if I missed during the day. It is a discipline, but like any discipline, the more you do it the more you want to do it. But you also get out of it what you put into it, and I'm looking forward to the end of term so I can spend more time not just reading the Bible, but digesting it as well.

Rebecca said...

Thanks for sharing this Simon.

I think part of the problem is that we are so blessed with good teaching and conferences, we rely on these for our nourishment...but as Mark Batterson says, all this is second hand knowledge. It is a great reminder that we need to go back to the beginning and start with the bible and 'feed ourseleves'. I have been trying to follow the bible in a year programme but constantly find myself getting behind but this will now spur me to get back in to my bible and see what God is saying to me through it.