Do you think that you’ll never “get it?”

Some days I just giggle at the thought that I’m a Bible teacher.

My resume is sadly lacking. I wasn’t raised in church. I was a teenager when I became a believer. I wasn’t steeped in theology.

All I had was a love for Jesus and desire to learn.

Oh, and the Holy Spirit. 

But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. John 14:26 (NIV)

That was my prayer in those early days.

Holy Spirit, open my heart to understanding. 

I read books on theology. I studied the Bible. I read commentaries.

We read and study and are scholars of the Word, but the Holy Spirit brings it to life.

Did you know when we pray and ask the Holy Spirit to teach us, that our understanding can be deepened? Our eyes can be opened. Our hearts become sensitive to the gentle leading as we study.

Maybe you’ve compared yourselves to others.

They know more.

They got an earlier start.

They had examples of faith in action, and you didn’t.

Please don’t allow any of that to deter you from reading His word, or believing that somehow you’ll never be used in the same way as others.

Let’s pray for understanding together today.

Lord, thank you for my sister in Christ. Thank you that she’s hungry for your Word. Thank you that she longs for understanding. Together we pray and ask for the Holy Spirit to open our hearts and eyes to truth, to see your Word as you do and to remember it as we live it out. In Jesus’ name, amen.


Today’s study:

  • Read Chapter Five
  • View the video
  • Answer the discussion question at the end of the video
  • Discuss or journal your answers found at the end of Chapter Five
  • Share here what you are learning. Let’s take this deeper together!