I try my best to stay positive. I like this blog to be a place of encouragement, but sometimes life is difficult and I get discouraged. Lately I've been struggling in my Christian walk and my faith is weak. I'm sure more of you can relate than I can imagine. We all know that life is a series of ups and downs. We go through difficult times and many of us carry burdens that no one ever knows about. Since I know I'm not alone in this struggle, I decided to let you know what I'm trying to do to get out of this spiritual depression. Even if you are in a good place with your spiritual life, this could still be an encouragement.
Mark and I have had some long talks about it and we both know what we need to help us in the challenges we are facing. We need to focus more on prayer and Bible study. One thing that stuck with me in one of the long discussions that I've had with Mark is that we need to focus on being more like Christ.
When I read the following verses in Philippians, Ephesians, 1 Peter, 1 Corinthians, and 1 John it reminded me to look to Christ as the ultimate example of what God desires from us. We must strive to follow his example even at the times in our lives when it's most difficult. Look at all of the suffering Christ endured for us because he loved us. Mark and I have decided to start this Bible study about the life of Christ in the new year. We felt like focusing on Christ and his example would help us overcome the challenges we are facing.
Here's a link to the study
These Bible verses are some that we have read through that helped us.