Well, my favorite passages can be found in Psalms, because as I've said before, I think David really knows how to write and comfort someone. However, I don't think we're meant to only read one book of the Bible, so I've been delving into the New Testament.
At the moment, I'm studying Mark, which is a great book. The thing is, I had a hard time really connecting to it, which made me feel guilty. I love the Lord very much, and He's been so gracious to me, but I still found the Bible... boring.
I had to admit that the lack of emotions and verbs the authors used made it hard for me to connect. Then one day, I got out my trusty notebook, and put the testimony of Peter discovering the empty grave into a story form. I had to be careful, being cautious that I don't add anything that has nothing to do with Gods Word. By doing this, by putting myself in Peter's place, I learned things. In a way, by writing it all out, I could see things through Peter's point of view. I could feel all the emotions he was probably feeling. The sorrow, the guilt, and then the surge of joy as he sprinted to the tomb where his King would lay no more.
It strengthens my faith actually being able to see things through my minds eye as I write my devotions out. I'm an empathetic person and I want to know what they felt as they experienced different things. It enables me to spend time with the Lord and not be so distracted by the fact that I'm starting to get bored. I learn lessons as I write the stories that a person can get so used to, that it soon loses its meaning. By doing this, I'm seeing Gods Word in a new light.
That's something amazing.
I know my blog posts aren't very long, but I hold to the guidelines of keeping it simple. So here's my advice for you writers out there who may just get bored with how straightforward and even "bland" the Bible can seem; try putting a twist on things.
If you're a writer, or an artist of any kind, something tells me that you are creative. Very creative. To the point of where you always have to be doing something or dreaming up your next project. I think it's healthy for an artist to incorporate her talents into the time she spends with the Lord. After all, He is our Friend and He gave us those talents for a reason. I believe that it brings honor unto His name when we bring our talents to Him through prayer and devotions.
So that's all for now! Until next time!