Saturday, November 6, 2010

Dare 36 - Scripture Study

I've mentioned it before.  I am terrible at scripture study and Ron and I seem to have some major hurdles in studying together.  This isn't a casual's a real roadblock.

In truth - reading scriptures is hard for an ADHD gal like me.  I have had some real problems in understanding and retention.  It has made me frustrated and rebellious.  Still, I have grown to love the scriptures, and have been working at finding ways to study and read.  I've loaded the scriptures onto my I-Phone and I read for 10 to 15 minutes each morning....well okay, MOST mornings.

Taken just a verse or two at a time, I find helps me the most.  I ponder just those few words and how they apply to my life.  I ponder how much these words could affect my children if they had access to them.  I ponder how I can help other people by living those principles.

The bigger problem with this challenge is in holding scripture study with Ron.  It's not that he's not willing,'s just not that easy to come up with a way we can do it together.  He studies scriptures so entirely different from me.  He understands them on such a greater level.  Ron's mind processes so differently then mine.  I hear a scripture and think:

a) Is it true?
b) Why?
c) What should I do?

Ron hears a scripture and thinks:

So, I have PONDERED the challenge again and am finding that the answer is "no".  The thing I need to do is NOT set Ron up to my being angry and disappointed in him for not cooperating or frustrated in not being able to understand what he's saying.  I will take this challenge as my opportunity to delve into the scriptures in a positive and forward manner. Let Ron love the scriptures his way and I will love them my way.

Next Challenge - Dare 37 - Ask your spouse if you can begin praying together.  Talk about the best time to do this, whether it's in the morning, your lunch hour, or before bedtime.  Use this time to commit your concerns, disagreements, and needs before the Lord.  Don't forget to thank Him for His provision and blessing.  Even if your spouse refuses to do this, resolve to spend this daily time in prayer yourself.

Psalm 88:13  But unto thee have I cried, O LORD; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee.

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