Learning can be hard. Sometimes it's fun. Like learning about a sport, a new game, or a musical instrument. People look forward to it when it's about something that they like or are interested in. But even then, learning takes work.
There was a time that I wanted to learn to play the drums. Melissa bought me some drum sticks (not chicken) and a drum pad for Christmas one year. I was pretty excited. This was the year I was gonna learn to beat on the drums. All my childhood dreams were going to come true. Bands would start to call me and ask me to tour with them. That year came and went. No bands called. My dreams were still just dreams. And I still don't know how to play the drums. There were plenty of times (about a bizillion) that I picked up the sticks and looked at the practice pad. A couple of times I even hit the pad and pretended that I knew what rhythm was. But even with my best efforts, and some of the right equipment, I couldn't figure out how to play the drums. Honestly, I didn't even know where to start. It was sad. (Side note: the next Christmas Melissa gave me a book. "Here. I know you can read" she said.)
Reading the Bible can be the same way. You can have a Bible, have gone to church every Sunday for your entire life, but still not know how to connect to God on your own. Can you relate? Come to Blast and Ignite this week, Oct 2nd @ 7 pm as we talk about the first step in connecting with God. You'll be surprised at how simple it can be.
Each week two blogs will be posted for Blast and Ignite.