UPDATE 6 YEARS LATER: It was fun looking through Rachel’s journal again and seeing what she gained from her time working through the Journal and Doodle through Ephesians Bible study! Her story echoes what my prayer for this blog is, that God’s daughters will hear from Him and internalize His truths into their lives! To Him be the glory!
I just love it when people allow me to peek over their shoulders and see what they’re learning through the Journal and Doodle Bible studies! I was able to interview Rachel and she graciously shared some of what God has been teaching her through her time working through Ephesians. I hope you enjoy seeing her journal as much as I have. Thank you Rachel!
Before coming to Christ, I was a spiritually searching GOD-believer, just not a Jesus believer. I was happy most of the time and very much connected to God through nature. But I resisted Christianity.
One day God worked through my fiancée and his testimony and touched a guarded place in my heart. For the first time ever, God had given me the ears to really hear what others where saying about Jesus, rather then listening with my “Mis-judging earmuffs” on.
From that moment, the great search began! I contacted everyone I knew who radiated a love for Jesus, searched out a good church, and devoured book after book on what it means to allow Christ into your heart. I read the Bible each day, and it filled me up!
But often times, I would find myself a bit confused. There were lots of chapters I was misunderstanding or not fully grasping the ideas. Well, that’s where the Journal and Doodle Bible Studies come in! They are exactly what I was looking for and so much more!
As I continue through the Ephesians study, I’ve grasped so much MORE understanding than I even knew I needed. The map teachings and the history set up in the introduction really helped me to grasp the time period and the chronological order of the events.
And when I made it to the chapter studies, God really filled my heart with a much deeper understanding of His word! It’s like all the little cracks and crevices and questions were being filled in, and I could connect God’s word to my heart, and on a much more personal level!
Each day as I connect with God and work through the study, God continues to grow, strengthen and guide me. Our relationship is beautiful and I’ve never felt so filled up and bright. Before, I knew God, but I didn’t realize that it was only a whisper to what He was really trying to say to me. It wasn’t until I met Jesus that my heart really exploded with so much real love and joy!
This study particularly, has really helped me to understand God’s heart and the immensity of what Jesus has done for us, through love. I can’t be more grateful. I’m a 100% a new person and absolutely in love with our amazing Creator!
Thank you so much for sharing God’s story in your life Rachel!
If you want to get the same Bible study Rachel is working on as an instant printable download, click here.