So last week we started what I am calling a Blog Bible study with Christie of Satisfaction through Christ and you can read my week 1 post here, Follow Me Bible Study by David Platt and be sure to check back tomorrow for week 2.
We are using a book by David Platt, Follow Me Bible Study. I have the regular book as well as the book we are using for the bible study. This book is a New York Bestseller, "A call to die. A Call to Live."
This week I also started Made to Crave by Lysa TerKeurst. This is also a New York Bestseller, "Satisfying your deepest desire with God, Not food." I received this book from my lovely friend Maria-Isabel in a swap we recently did and it was just in time to start with my fitness Coach and group. We are reading through this together and support each other through prayer and encouragement on our fitness journey.
This weekend we had a guest speaker at our church and I have heard her before so I knew I couldn't miss it. Her name is Jane Hamon and her church is in Florida. This lady spits fire, the fire of God and just ignites my spirit. The last time she was in town I got her book, The Deborah Company, becoming a woman who makes a difference. I've said this before I want to be used of God to make a difference that is why I started this blog. Anyway, I started this book and never finished it so I brought it out again and really need to finish it.
Mr. Aguila asked me just now, "how many books are you reading?" and the other day, I posted on Twitter and Instagram.
What are you reading right now? How many books do you read at a time? #Books #reading #dailydevotions… http://t.co/7e7ib904O8
— Mrs. Victoria Aguila (@MrsAguila09) October 14, 2013
As you may already know, I LOVE TO SHOP which this Made to Crave book is really messing me up on, HAHA but anyway so I LOVE TO SHOP. I can hear about a good book or a good purse, or see some nice shoes, or some make up or anything and have no problem buying it. I can buy books all day long. I love Amazon.com and Half.com for book buying.
Well this got me to thinking, I can buy all these books and have an extensive library and even carry these books around with me from home to work, to my car, to wherever I go, have them nicely tucked away in my purse or my car (where I also have a big bag of books I still need to read) BUT if I don't take the time to actually read these books, it means nothing to have them, it means nothing that I bought them. In order to benefit from these books I need to take the time to read them. If I want to blog about them or discuss them or share them I have to read them. It reminded me of the Bible as well. We can have bibles, fancy ones, 10 of them, have them nicely placed HOWEVER, if we are not opening it up and reading it, we can't not gain the wisdom from the Bible.
I am on a mission to finish these books. To open them up on a daily basis and complete them and not stop half way as I have done with so many books. I want you to hold me accountable.
When is your favorite time to read? What books are you reading right now? how many books do you read at a time? Do you have books you started but didn't finish? Share with me, I'd love to hear from you.