Bible Study

The Wanderer’s Returning

By Emily S. Davis  
Guest Contributor 

It’s not that I meant to wander. It’s not that I purposefully determined in my heart to stray from my first love. It was the sinking revelation that I had made the Lord familiar, commonplace. When had His name stopped being so very precious to me? When had things that once moved me suddenly fail to move me anymore? When had that passion for Him become an unrecognizable flicker? 

Over time. 

Slowly, without purposed intention and devotion and priority to fuel the once passionate heart of mine, my soul slowly withered, and Jesus became a familiar aspect of my life, commonplace and taken for granted, when He is anything but common. 

Tricked by life’s busyness and Satan’s cunning patience to slowly lead me away, I didn’t recognize myself as a wanderer until I reflected and realized I had strayed from my first love. This wanderer stood in her pit—with a name that no longer seemed precious, with a hardened heart that wasn’t so easily moved, and a passion in crisis. 

The book of Hosea also describes the story of a nation’s wandering status. The people of Israel were God’s own people, and He had not just become familiar to them—they decided He wasn’t enough for them.…

The Devil Knows the Bible, Do You?

By Sarah Morrison  
Former Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co.  

One of the many fascinating stories in the Gospels is the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness. Told in both Matthew 4 and Luke 4, we read that Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.…

Listening to God’s Voice

By Micah Maddox
Guest Contributor 

I tucked the Bible reading plan in the cover of my Bible and went on my way. I’ve done this many times always with the best intentions to complete the enormous goal of getting through the Bible in a certain amount of time. …

Asking for Help When the Bible Seems Dry

By Aubrey Coleman 
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

Have you ever experienced a season of your life when the Bible felt dry? While in seminary a few years ago, I had some of the most wonderfully brilliant Bible teachers in the world of theology uncovering the beauty of the Scriptures to me daily.…

Wait on the Lord

By Mia Smith 
Originally Published in Be Still Magazine, Issue 3  

Waiting is such a loose term these days. We throw it around as though it’s something we are very familiar with, but are we? Do we really know what it means to wait?…

“Do Your Quiet Time”

By Stefanie Boyles
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

Growing up in the church, the resounding exhortation I heard in youth group was this: do your quiet time! Essentially, what the leaders were getting at was this: read the Bible and pray consistently! And they’re right – right? These are essential spiritual disciplines for all believers! However, I clearly remember the struggle to follow through. I would attend a youth conference and come home fired up.…

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