“Then a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my dearly loved Son. Listen to him.”
Mark 9:7 NLT
It’s day nine of “Mark, one chapter a day for Easter.” here at Refocused Bible Study. If you missed the details of the study, you can find them here. We’d love for you to join us!
Today while I was reading I was mostly drawn to verses 2-13, honing in on verse seven.
Once again, I’ll be sharing today using the quiet time format for this reading plan, an acronym for M.A.R.K. (see image below). Patterning your time in the Word with a structure similar to this one will help you interact with it and not merely read it and forget about it. The Word of God is so powerful, and the Lord wants nothing more than to see you ask him to be your teacher so he can guide you into his truth, I am just here to encourage you along the way!
Mark 9:7 NLT
Application: Listen to Jesus. A few nights ago at dinner, my husband was talking to my kids about listening more than they speak, and being slow to speak and quick to listen. He showed them how we have two ears, but one mouth.
It takes practice and commitment to listen to Jesus; to really hear his voice. We have to be in his word and in tune with him in prayer. Praying to him before and while you are reading your bible is a great place to start asking him to speak to you. Write down what you hear. Make sure it aligns with the rest of scripture. God stills speaks to his people. We just have to recognize his voice.
Review: Jesus took Peter, James, and John to the top of a mountain. Jesus’s appearance changed, and Elijah and Moses appeared there with him. Then, a cloud came over them and the voice spoke this verse.
Kneel in prayer: Lord, I pray we will seek your voice in your word and in prayer. We believe you still speak to us. Please help us hear you and follow you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
I’d love to hear your verse of the day! Comment below!
What’s next at Refocused Bible Study for the month of April?!
Spring has sprung, and not only are there bunnies hopping around in the green grass, there are dust bunnies on my furniture. The animals are popping their heads back up from their underground burrows and living life again, but the piles of stuff under the beds in my house haven’t seen the light of day since long before winter started. My heart sinks when I think about all that needs to get done in my house. It’s time for a
But why spend so many hours mindlessly going through our houses when we can pray scripture that will bring a powerful cleansing of our Spirit and our family’s spirits as we bag up, scrub, and shine our way to a clean house and clean hearts!
Here at Refocused Bible Study, starting April 9th, I will be blogging through this journey to a clean heart and home! I wrote a 4 week bible study available HERE, titled, “Spring Cleaning for your heart and home: Praying your way to a clean house.” Get it here and let’s get ready for a heart & home cleansing!