Purpose of Moore to Ponder

Originally posted on February 14, 2010 at 5:33 am

Scripture References;

4For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. Romans 15:4 KJV

4 For whatever was written before was written for our instruction, so that through our endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we may have hope. Romans 15:4 HCSB

It is my hope that all who read the entries of this blog will either discover or be reminded that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world, that they need to know Him personally as their Savior, Lord, and Guide, and that He delights in making Himself known to all who seek to know Him.

It is also my hope to encourage people who might be a little afraid to seek the Lord, because they possibly have been given descriptions of both Jesus and Christians that are not accurate. The Bible teaches that Jesus is more patient, kind, forgiving, dependable, and loving than words can even express.  It is my hope that they will come to really appreciate that truth, and that they will also come to more fully understand that Christians are people of faith, but their faith is in Jesus, and not in themselves; that they are not perfect and still sin, but they are enabled to love much because they are loved much.  This blog is for many different types of readers (I have described some different types of readers below.), and most of the entries can be read in five minutes or less.

First there is the reader who has never received the Lord as their personal Savior. Not only can they learn about Him, they can also learn how simple it truly is to receive Him and His precious gift of eternal life. If they click on About Salvation/Very Important Words out in the left margin or on the link provided at the very bottom of every post  they will find the plan of salvation explained in the simplest terms. Then they might begin to read some of the entries and find some information that might be of benefit to them.

Next there is the reader who might have received the Lord as their personal Savior, but hasn’t studied very much, and is not as close in their relationship with the Lord as they would like to be. Each of these entries addresses one or more topics and lists a few Bible verses or passages that speak about them. The reader might “ponder” them for a short devotion, or go further and search the Bible themselves to see what else the Bible might have to say.  They might even be inspired to seek the Lord more often in prayer and move into a closer relationship with the Lord.

Then there is the reader who already has a fairly close relationship with the Lord and a considerable amount of Bible knowledge. Perhaps this person is used to really extensive Bible studies, but is just needing to be refreshed by some of the simple but sweet truths that caused them to Love Jesus in the first place. We sometimes in our zeal to learn, and to serve forget how to rest. Resting is important. They might look at these entries as “mini retreats”.

I want to encourage the readers to share what is on their hearts. Their comments and/or questions will most likely lead to wonderful discoveries for themselves, others, and for me. They may click on the  phrase Leave a Comment at the bottom of each entry to do so. I will try to respond to all of the comments the readers make, even if it is just to say “I don’t know.”.

Do you know Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord?  Please click here:https://pronetoponder.wordpress.com/category/about-salvation-very-important-words/ and make sure.

Do you have a Bible? If you don’t have one, you need not worry. Just go to http://www.biblegateway.com. They have many versions and translations of the Bible that you can read. Some of the best things in life are free!

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11 Comments

  1. Linda said,

    February 24, 2011 at 1:19 am

    Theresa… I can’t believe you posted this! Thank you…

    And this makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? To embrace readers wherever they are in their “walk,” and to teach in a clear Biblical way. I’ll answer your comment at my blog, but just wanted to check in and tell you how nice this is. I assume it’s still okay to post a link to your blog? Hugs…

    • February 24, 2011 at 4:05 am

      I would be honored. There is so much I don’t know…have so much to learn, but I can always just say “I don’t know” if someone asks me a really hard question. 🙂

      I am learning from other bloggers, too. I learn when I visit their blogs and I learn from what they share when they comment on mine…blogging opens doors for learning. It’s kind of exciting when you think about it. 🙂

      Hugs

  2. February 24, 2011 at 3:18 am

    […] A few sincere words, spoken in a way that’s genuine and approachable, made all the difference when I first became curious about God.  (Check out my friend Theresa’s blog for a Bible study with teaching at every level:  https://pronetoponder.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/purpose-of-moore-to-ponder-3/ ) […]

  3. bendedspoon said,

    February 24, 2011 at 5:55 am

    Thank you sooo much for the sooo many times that you not only simply replied to my comments Theresa. You gave me love and understanding too!
    🙂

  4. Debbie said,

    February 24, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Same here, as Rea Sonshine said! You are very humble, Theresa, and oh so kind, bringing us love and comfort in Jesus name! 🙂 I do think that you have a gift of knowledge. The way you use scripture and blend it together . . .it is really a beautiful ministry, very special. You are very special! Thank you!!!
    love, deb

  5. February 24, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Deb…Rea,

    I feel the same way about both of you. 🙂

    Love,
    Theresa

  6. Margaret said,

    February 24, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Theresa,

    It seems no matter where we are in our faith walk with our Lord, we always need a time of refreshment and more growth….. And so we take just one day at a time to grow slowly and surely, as we feed on His word.

    Love,
    Margaret

  7. February 24, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Margaret,

    That is so true…and are Heavenly Father is the gardener, so we can trust that He will lovingly provide us with the care we need to ensure that growth occurs. I love to work in my yard, but sometimes I make mistakes when caring for my plants…occasionally I even neglect things and they die. But His care is immeasurably superior (Isaiah 55) to the kind of care that I give.

    Love,
    Theresa

  8. Ann said,

    February 25, 2011 at 3:50 am

    Thank you, Theresa

    I admire the teacher in you. God bless you for being so patient 🙂

    Your comments and posts speak so much of how you connect with your Papa. Praying God will continue to use you as a source of encouragement . Keep shining for Him!

    We are all taking this journey together. It’s wonderful when we support each other’s walk with God. 🙂 In your up days and down days you still reach out. Thank you! Thank you for always being so warm, understanding and compassionate. Praying that He will continue to fill you over and over again as you pour into the lives of His children.

    Blessings,
    ann

  9. February 25, 2011 at 4:18 am

    Ann,

    “We are all taking this journey together. It’s wonderful when we support each other’s walk with God.”

    This means a lot. This phase of life has it’s lonely moments. You and the others have eased it some. You are an uplifting encourager. I appreciate the prayer, too. I will pray the same for you.

    Blessings,
    Theresa

  10. September 17, 2013 at 6:14 am

    […] have them? In one post I explained my mission and purpose for my blog. You can read that here:  https://pronetoponder.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/purpose-of-moore-to-ponder-3/and here: […]


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