Challenge Your Spirit!!! – One Week Prayer Challenge

Aah, I love challenges. The first week is always the best.. until it gets a bit too real. Has that ever happened to you? Have you ever started a challenge – be it spiritual, fitness, or other types – and you were hyped for the first few days. Then everything starts getting boring. Maybe you didn’t take it seriously enough?

Maybe you didn’t see just how important it is to challenge yourself once and a while. How important is your spirit to you? Very important. It’s all you’ve got when your body deteriorates away. Chances are, since you’re on my blog, you’ve already got interests in God and Christianity. You know that there is a life after death; there is a heaven and hell. You want to go to Heaven. So, how about a simple challenge to help you get there? Is that serious enough for you?

I found a Prayer Challenge on Pinterest. I couldn’t resist – I have to share it. I’m currently doing a Daniel Fast so this will come just in handy! Join me? Pretty pweaasseee? šŸ™‚

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But from there you will seek theĀ LordĀ your God and you will find him, if you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul – Deuteronomy 4:29

TheĀ LordĀ is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. – Lamentations 3:25

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The Septuagint

The Septuagint

Change up your Bible Study, not by modernization this time, but from a historical perspective!

This is a link to the Septuagint, a historical, pre-Christian translation of the Hebrew Bible for Jews who spoke Koine Greek. Sometimes referred to as the “Greek Old Testament” or “LXX” it comprises of only the Old Testament and some related works. The translation occurred between 300-200 BC. The authors of the New Testament referenced to the Septuagint (it’s non-apocryphal parts.)

Aside from the regular 39 books in the Old Testament there are apocryphal books (ancient Jewish writing). The apocryphal books include: Judith, Tobit, Baruch, Sirach (or Ecclesiasticus), the Wisdom of Solomon, First and Second Maccabees, the two Books of Esther, additions to the Book of Daniel, and the Prayer of Manasseh. Please note: These apocryphal books are not canonical, or inspired by Go.

For early Christians who seek understanding of the Bible, I recommend the New Living Translation. However, as for the rest, use the Septuagint alongside the King James Version. For everyone, I recommend doing an in-depth Bible study occasionally. Take your Bible Study from a historical point-of-view and also study evangelical/difficult questions. You will notice a difference on your Walk!

This link includes the PDF file as well as audio, both can be accessed from the internet or saved to your computer.

Sharing is caring! God Bless you in your studies!

I’m Taking My Own Advice…

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Lately I’ve been feeling too wrapped up in myself. I’ve been in “summer mode,” talking to friends, making up for the sleep lost this semester, being absolutely lazy and unproductive. But that’s not really how I want to spend my summer – this just happened.

I do have summer goals and a major goal is to devote more time to God. To seek Him more. I do it every summer. Life gets pretty hectic with college, and tutoring, and handling responsibilities; I lose a lot of quality time with God and merely do something from time to time to reignite the fire so that I don’t spiral into ritualistic Christianity. God understands when we get really busy, He just wants some communication, respect, and love on our part. I want to give Him my all. Giving Him my all means taking my own advice.

For the next few days (or until I feel closer to God) I will be seeking God earnestly. I’m following the steps on How to Seek God. Which means no facebook, no twitter, no distractions, just Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, until I feel that chasm between us closing. I’ll answer to any important messages, but all my friends will know that right now Jesus is commanding my full attention!

Is your life sometimes so hectic that you don’t have much time for God? Are you sinking into ritualistic Christianity (a bad habit of Christians)? Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need. (Matthew 6:33)