It is important to review what you’ve studied frequently, otherwise we move on to new lessons and do not retain what we’ve already learned. Here is a quick overview of the personal devotions I’ve had int he last week. Just a couple of notes first, though. I have been more consistent in having my personal quiet time bible studies than I have at posting them. I post these to share what I’m learning, but also as a form of accountability. There have already been times I’ve wanted to turn the alarm off and sleep just 30 more minutes, but knowing I have to post my journal notes motivates me to get out of bed. Also, because these are daily updates, I don’t spend as much time organizing them or making them flow like a traditional blog post. These are just my journal notes, and not meant to be anything fancy. I would like to hear some feedback, though, if they seem TOO dry to make it through. I can try to do a better job on them. Finally, on Aug 29 (my second day of documenting these) I stole a tactic from one of my pastors (Jeremy Henderson) by declaring a ‘Big Idea’ on each devotion. I am not ashamed to be a thief. It gives me an anchor I can meditate on throughout the day that is easily communicated and recalled to my mind as I try to reflect on what I studied.
What I’ve Learned