A couple months ago I wrote about wanting to find time to have quiet time with the Lord. I wanted to find that time and a great devotional to use. To be honest, I kept putting it off. I kept saying a better time would come. Well I finally found it.
I had been wanting a new Bible lately. The one I have been using I got my freshmen year of collage from Lauren. It was my first ESV version and I loved it. It was small, which made it really easy to put in my purse for church. Overtime the print got too small, the pages have been bent, and I just wanted something new and fresh.
On Monday while running errands I stopped by the bookstore to look for a new Bible and a new devotional. I wanted something to read on the daily, that pointed me to scripture, but nothing super long. Somedays I really only have 10 minutes.
Tuesday morning I sat down with my new Bible, devotional, and a journal given to me from a friend for graduation. And I read. And I prayed. And I journaled. And my heart has not felt that good in a long time.
I have learned the importance of being in the word. It makes me a better person. I feel more connected to God and other believers by reading more. I desire to keep reading and keep learning.