St. Clair Community church started a program to encourage you to read and to grow in your Christian life.
SCCC is the initials for:
You will read the Bible in a year and apply God’s Words on a daily basis in your life. There are four steps to follow:
You read your chapters in whenever time is better for you.
You take one or two verses of your readings that you sense the Holy Spirit had touched you and write it.
You will write one or two short paragraph about how to apply to your personal life the verses you set aside.
You will pray and bring to the Lord your thoughts, fears, confession, requests, or any other need as the Holy Spirit helps you in what to ask.
EXAMPLE - SCCC
HOW TO GET EXTRA OIL
“‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’
Matthew 25: 9
Jesus is sharing the parable of the ten virgins – five wise and five foolish. I thought of this verse how hard and yet wise answer of the five wise virgins. As Christians, we are called to share with others, to be givers, to be generous, however, when comes to the anointing that comes from our devotions such as prayer, meditation, worship, and others spiritual discipline it is something we can’t share to others. We can pray for others, but at those moments that we are in God’s presence the anointing that comes from His throne is just yours. Moses’ face shone when he came down the mountain. He was praying for Israel with much love and compassion on the mountain for days, however, no one, but only Moses’s face shone.
I should understand the importance of carrying along with me not just my lamp, but also a jar where I would keep pouring oil in my journey as a Christian. I can’t depend on someone else oil, for they would not be able to give me because what they have is just enough for their own journey.
Father, thanks to show me of the importance of carrying not just a lamp, but a jar to pour oil that comes with my relationship with Jesus and to the obedience of His words. Lord, deliver me from the enemies that try to take me away from your purposes and plans. Father, help me to understand that I need to walk daily in your presence, in Jesus name.
Tips on Reading the Bible Daily
1. Start reading the Bible today -- there is no better time, and there's no reason to wait.
2. Set aside a specific time each day. Set your schedule and then stick to it. Mornings are great, but feel free to use any time that works consistently for you.
3. Say a short prayer to God before you begin, asking the Holy Spirit to give you wisdom and understanding, then be refreshed by the words you read!
READING PROGRAM FOR 2021
You can call some church members and share with them your SCCC. It would encourage each other to be perseverant and to hear God’s voice speaking to each one of us.