Sharing in the Messiah’s Suffering (1 Peter-Week 10)

What a glorious week of recognizing my need for more of God.

His love in my life.

His guidance in every. single. moment.

His Spirit filling every crack until it flows up and over in a love that is fervent and forgiving – this love that is practical and always giving – this love that pours out His amazing grace.

I am in awe that He would use me in all my flaws and failures, gifts and blessings.

I just can’t get enough of these words that seem to be penned straight to my heart.

1 Peter Week 10 - Our Family for His Glory

As we read His Words once again this week, and as we soak up their goodness, we’ll write them too. For it’s incredible how much better our minds focus when we take time to write out each word, rather than simply “cutting and pasting.”

And if we really want to slow down and capture the heart of these verses, we can write them in a way that will help us even more to see the big picture – the main idea.

This can be done in many different ways, and there is no right or wrong way to write out the verses. (And nobody’s grading you, so don’t worry!)

One way is to go back to junior high English and diagram the passage. It makes me quiver to think about trying to explain this here. But if you love grammar and know how to diagram your everyday sentence, you might really benefit from diagramming Bible verses in the same way.

If you’re like me, and the thought makes you completely uneasy, a little simpler method is to begin copying the verse(s), and when you get to a phrase (or thought) that modifies the one before it, place it below and to the right. When you come across a thought that goes back to the original thought, move it back to the left (almost like an outline).

Or when you come to parts of Scripture that list different things – write them in a list format.

Or try a word map.

Or take the passage and write it fancily to hang up.

Anyway you choose to write out Scripture, I think you’ll be amazed to find how much we don’t read when we read. ;)

writing Scripture

Let’s learn more of the heart of God as we read and write and grow in His sweet grace again this week.

1 Peter Week 10 - Our Family for His Glory

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1 Peter Week 10

We have another precious week ahead!

I’d love for you to come and share what God is teaching you as you grow in His Word and as you learn His heart and as you live for Him – even in suffering!

Let’s grow in the true grace of God together! (It’s NEVER to late to start!!)

1 Peter Bible Study - Our Family for His Glory

Last Week: 1 Peter 4:1-11 – Living as Stewards of His Grace
Next Week: 1Peter 5:1-11 God’s Mighty Hand

May His Words seep through your eyes and your pen and into your heart, so that it may touch every aspect of your life! Have a blessed week!

Comments

  1. Verse 16. Some may speak evil of us but when we have sanctified the Lord in our hearts and our actions follow those of Christ, our accusers will be ashamed that they falsely accuse our conduct in Christ. I really needed this. I’m currently undergoing a trial and this scripture is a great guide on how to overcome and handle the not so pleasant situation. Thank the Lord for His guiding words. God is good!

    • Chela, I fell behind in responding, but I wanted to let you know how much I’ve LOVED reading what God has been teaching you! Your words are always a sweet encouragement to me. Thank you for taking the time. It has touched my heart!
      Hugs to you!
      Jessica

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