How to use your Bible to pray with Scripture?

I received this Bible from Thomas Nelsen Publishing to review as Thomas Nelsen reviewer. Although, this was a gift my opinions are my own. See My Full Disclosure Policy

My journey began with prayer and was up-leveled when I used Scripture in my prayer life—seeking direction and connection to the Lord through a desperate prayer.  That began a journey that took me to an intimate relationship with God. 

Many folks turn to prayer when they need comfort or guidance. It’s like a go-to for them, helping them get through tough times. For centuries, people have turned to Scripture as a source of inspiration and strength in their prayer life.

The Thomas Nelson Prayer Bible takes a unique approach, seamlessly blending the timeless wisdom of the Bible with the life-changing power of prayer. I wanted to uncover how incorporating Scripture using the Thomas Nelson Prayer Bible can elevate your prayer experience.

Understanding the Thomas Nelson Prayer Bible

The Thomas Nelson Prayer Bible is a valuable resource for anyone seeking to deepen their relationship with God through prayer. It features thousands of prayers drawn from the Bible, covering a wide range of topics and emotions. Whether you’re seeking comfort in times of trouble or guidance in decision-making, you’ll find relevant prayers to suit your needs.

Key Features of the Thomas Nelson Prayer Bible

  • Comprehensive Prayer Index: The Prayer Bible includes a comprehensive index that allows you to easily find prayers on specific topics such as faith, healing, forgiveness, and more. This feature makes it simple to locate prayers that resonate with your current circumstances or concerns.
  • Scriptural Context: Each prayer in the Thomas Nelson Prayer Bible is accompanied by relevant Scripture passages. This not only provides context for the prayer but also allows you to meditate on God’s Word as you pray. By integrating Scripture into your prayers, you can deepen your understanding of God’s promises and align your petitions with His will.
  • Personalization: The Prayer Bible encourages personalization, allowing you to adapt the prayers to your own life circumstances. Whether you’re praying for yourself, loved ones, or even your community, you can modify the prayers to reflect your specific needs and concerns. This flexibility ensures that your prayers remain heartfelt and authentic.

How to Pray with Scripture Using the Thomas Nelson Prayer Bible

  • Select a Relevant Prayer: Begin by selecting a prayer from the Prayer Bible that resonates with your current situation or emotions. Whether you’re seeking guidance, comfort, or gratitude, you’ll find a prayer that speaks to your heart.
  • Read the Accompanying Scripture: Take time to read and meditate on the Scripture passages that accompany the chosen prayer. Reflect on the meaning of the verses and how they relate to your own life circumstances. Allow God’s Word to speak to you and guide your thoughts as you pray.
  • Personalize the Prayer: As you pray, personalize the chosen prayer to align with your specific needs and concerns. Add your own words and intentions to make the prayer more meaningful and relevant to your life. By infusing your prayers with personalization, you invite God into every aspect of your life and experience His presence in a deeper way.
  • Express Gratitude: Conclude your prayer with an expression of gratitude for God’s faithfulness and provision. Thank Him for hearing your prayers and trust that He will answer according to His perfect will. Cultivating an attitude of gratitude fosters a deeper sense of trust and reliance on God’s goodness.

Benefits of Praying with Scripture

  • Spiritual Growth: Praying with Scripture allows you to deepen your understanding of God’s Word and grow in your relationship with Him. As you meditate on Scripture passages and incorporate them into your prayers, you’ll experience spiritual growth and transformation. When I meditate on Scripture through breath prayer it is a deep intimate connection with God.  On the FaithFueled LIfe App, there are 3-20 minute breath prayers that are offering you a guided meditation filling your mind and experience with the Word of God. 

    If you have never experienced a Breath Prayer with Scripture you can find an example here.

  • Clarity and Guidance: Scripture provides clarity and guidance in times of uncertainty and decision-making. By praying with Scripture, you invite God’s wisdom and guidance into your life, helping you make decisions that align with His will.
  • Comfort and Strength: The promises of Scripture offer comfort and strength in times of trial and adversity. When you pray with Scripture, you’re reminded of God’s faithfulness and His ability to sustain you through life’s challenges.
  • Connection with God: Praying with Scripture deepens your connection with God as you immerse yourself in His Word and communicate with Him through prayer. It strengthens your faith and fosters a sense of intimacy with the Creator of the universe.

Prayer combined with Scripture is powerful

Prayer is a powerful tool for connecting with God and experiencing His presence in our lives. By incorporating Scripture into our prayers using the Thomas Nelson Prayer Bible, we can deepen our relationship with God, find guidance and strength, and experience the transformative power of His Word. Whether we’re seeking comfort, guidance, or gratitude, the Prayer Bible offers a wealth of prayers and Scripture passages to support us on our spiritual journey. As we pray with Scripture, may we experience the fullness of God’s love and presence in our lives.

The FaithFueled Life App includes a comprehensive 7-day Biblical Mediation program, designed to guide you through a progressive journey of meditating on scripture. Starting with 5 minutes of meditation, the program gradually increases the duration to 20 minutes, helping you become comfortable with reflecting on God’s Word.

How to Study Words in the Bible?

I received this Bible from Thomas Nelsen Publishing to review as Thomas Nelsen reviewer. Although, this was a gift my opinions are my own. See My Full Disclosure Policy

How to Study Words in the Bible?

I knew the Bible was rich but since using my Key Word Study Bible. I have grown so much in my study of the Bible. Reading the Bible is like going on a mind-blowing adventure. Every day, millions of people do it. But there’s more to it than just reading the words. It’s like getting to the bottom of a mystery by figuring out what the words and phrases mean. You’re like a detective, uncovering clues and getting to the heart of the matter. The Thomas Nelson Word Study KJV Reference Bible is like a compass for your journey.

The Significance of Word Study in Bible Study

In the Bible, every word carries an important meaning. Words are the foundation of communication, and studying them can help us to better understand Scripture. By examining the original language, context, and usage of specific words. We can uncover nuances that may have been missed in translation. This approach enables us to gain a deeper understanding of Scripture and to grasp the full significance of each word.

The Bible, originally written in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek, often loses some of its nuances in translation. English versions may fail to capture the full depth and breadth of the original text. Word studies bridge this gap, providing access to the cultural, historical, and linguistic context in which the Scriptures were penned. By researching the etymology, usage, and connotations of individual words. Readers can gain deeper insights into the intended meanings of biblical passages.

Introducing the Thomas Nelson Word Study KJV Reference Bible

The Thomas Nelson Word Study KJV Reference Bible is a remarkable resource designed to aid in the study of God’s Word. Featuring the beloved King James Version (KJV) translation. This Bible incorporates powerful tools for word study. Making it an indispensable asset for scholars, pastors, and anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of Scripture.

Presently, I am immersed in a nine-week Christian Holistic Coaching training program called LiveWell Coaching facilitated by Revelation Wellness. Every week, we delve into a Bible study session complemented by holistic health coaching courses from a Christian perspective. To enhance my understanding of God’s word. Particularly when it comes to specific words, I regularly turn to my Key Word Study Bible. This resource has proven to be an invaluable tool and a source of knowledge in my Instructor training journey.

Key Features of the Thomas Nelson Word Study KJV Reference Bible

  • Strong’s Concordance Numbers: One of the standout features of this Bible is the inclusion of Strong’s Concordance numbers alongside the text. These numbers correspond to the original Hebrew and Greek words. Allowing readers to easily reference the underlying meaning and significance of each word.
  • Word Studies: Throughout the text, readers will find insightful word studies that provide in-depth explanations of key terms. These studies delve into the etymology, usage, and theological implications of various words, enriching the reader’s understanding of Scripture.
  • Lexical Aids: The Thomas Nelson Word Study KJV Reference Bible includes lexical aids such as dictionaries and glossaries. These resources offer further clarification on difficult or unfamiliar terms, ensuring that readers have access to comprehensive linguistic insights.
  • Cross-References: Cross-references are strategically placed throughout the text, linking related verses and passages. This feature enables readers to explore interconnected themes and concepts within the Bible, fostering a holistic understanding of God’s message.
  • Study Notes: Accompanying the text are detailed study notes that provide additional context and commentary. These notes offer valuable insights from biblical scholars, helping readers navigate complex theological concepts and historical contexts.
  • Thumb Index. Your Bible may already have a thumb index for the books of the Bible. This is my first one and it is so helpful. I think that may be a new requirement of the Bibles I purchase.
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How to Utilize the Thomas Nelson Word Study KJV Reference Bible in Word Study

When I first began studying the Bible. I would get lost on all the different techniques. I have shared on the blog Verse Mapping Check out the blog post “How to do Verse mapping?”. In my Honor Your Temple Bible study we learn how to Bible Highlight and the S.T.U.D.Y method. There are so many methods.

Here is a simple way to utilize the Thomas Nelson Word Study KJV Reference Bible as you study the Bible.

  • Select a Passage: Begin by choosing a passage of Scripture to study. This could be a single verse, a chapter, or even an entire book. Depending on your preference and the depth of study desired.
  • Identify Key Words: As you read through the passage, identify key words that warrant further exploration. Pay attention to terms that are central to the passage’s meaning or appear frequently throughout the text.
  • Consult Strong’s Concordance: Refer to the Strong’s Concordance numbers provided in the Thomas Nelson Word Study KJV Reference Bible. Look up the corresponding numbers for the words you’ve selected to uncover their original Hebrew or Greek meanings.
  • Explore Word Studies: Take advantage of the word studies included in the Bible to gain a deeper understanding of the selected words. Consider factors such as root meanings, variations in usage, and theological implications as you delve into each term.
  • Cross-Reference: Utilize the cross-references provided to explore related verses and passages. This comparative approach can shed light on interconnected themes and provide additional insights into the meaning of the selected words.
  • Reflect and Apply: Take time to reflect on the insights gained from your word study. Consider how these discoveries deepen your understanding of Scripture and how they can be applied to your life and faith journey.
  • Pray for Guidance: Finally, approach your study with a spirit of prayer and humility, seeking divine guidance and illumination from the Holy Spirit. Recognize that the pursuit of biblical understanding is not merely an intellectual exercise but a spiritual journey that requires openness to God’s revelation.

Unveiling the Riches of God’s Word

Studying words in the Bible is a rewarding endeavor that opens doors to deeper insights and spiritual growth. With tools like the Thomas Nelson Word Study KJV Reference Bible, readers can embark on a journey of discovery, uncovering the riches of God’s Word with clarity and depth. By engaging in systematic word study, individuals can enrich their understanding of Scripture, strengthen their faith, and draw closer to the heart of God. So, let us embark on this journey together, diving into the depths of God’s Word and allowing it to transform our lives from the inside out.

Having a Word Study Bible is rewarding

Studying words in the Bible is a rewarding endeavor that deepens our appreciation for the richness and complexity of Scripture. With the Thomas Nelson Word Study KJV Reference Bible as our guide, we embark on a journey of exploration and discovery, unraveling the layers of meaning woven into the fabric of God’s Word. By engaging in diligent study, guided by prayer and the aid of scholarly resources, we can unlock the treasures hidden within the pages of the Bible and draw closer to the heart of God.

Breaking News: Embracing Transformation in Faith, Fitness, and Something New!

I hope this message finds you well and filled with the spirit of possibility. Today, I come to you with a heart brimming with excitement and a soul ignited with purpose. It is with great joy that I share a profound shift in direction that will ripple through our journey together.

I have been somewhat quiet this year because I have been waiting for clarity, vision, and direction. I also personally have been redirected, and on an unexpected healing journey. In the last few weeks, I have had great healing, clarity, and physical, mental, and spiritual relocation and I have this to share.

In the realm of faith, fitness, and food, I’ve journeyed alongside you, weaving threads of inspiration and empowerment into the fabric of our lives. Yet, amidst this journey, a divine whisper beckoned me to embrace a profound transformation—a Biblical “reset”, if you will. It didn’t become clear the path that I was on until a recent lunch with a very good friend.

FaithFueled Life Foundation

Our foundation, unyielding and steadfast, remains unwavering and will never change. It’s who I am and what fuels me every day. But as we walk this path of faith, I’ve been called to broaden our scope, to delve deeper into the spiritual well-being that nourishes our souls.

FaithFueled Life Fitness Credo

The temple of our bodies, meticulously sculpted through discipline and dedication, shall continue to be revered. The conviction to honor my temple is what started this over eight years ago. Yet, in the pursuit of physical excellence, I’ve recognized the paramount importance of mental well-being—a facet often overlooked but undeniably essential.

FaithFueled Life Nourishing with food tenet

The sustenance that fuels our earthly vessels, meticulously chosen for nourishment and vitality, will forever remain a cornerstone of our journey. However, as we nourish our bodies, I’ve been compelled to explore the profound impact of nutrition on our mental and emotional equilibrium.

After so much reflection I have come to this slight change in my purpose and mission. Our journey together will transcend the confines of faith, fitness, and food. We embark upon a voyage that embraces the holistic well-being of mind, body, and spirit—a journey where mental wellness takes its rightful place alongside its counterparts.

You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. Deut 6:5

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Mark 12:30, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your MIND and with all your strength.”

What will this slight change look like, you ask?

Picture a sanctuary of serenity, where faith and mindfulness converge—a space where we nurture our spirits as diligently as we sculpt our bodies. Imagine a community where mental wellness is not just advocated but celebrated—a haven where we uplift and support one another through life’s ebbs and flows.

νέος Wellness has been in my heart for years but slowly it is coming together. Some of of you have experienced bits and pieces whether it be through Bible and Bootcamps, Detox & Devotion and Reclaim Your Temple, or most recently Integrative Restoration. The way it is all connecting is only something God would and could do. Nothing is wasted in the kingdom and God is intertwining all of these transformational programs into overall mental well-being wellness.

In the coming days and weeks, you’ll witness subtle shifts in my content, as I weave the tapestry of mental well-being wellness into the fabric of our journey. From mindfulness practices to strategies for stress management, from self-care rituals to techniques for emotional resilience—we’ll explore it all, hand in hand with the Lord, breath by breath.

Together, we’ll embark upon this transformative journey, our unbreakable faith binds us and gives us strength to overcome any obstacle., the resilience that defines us, and the unity that sustains us.

Are you ready to embrace this journey of holistic transformation? Let us tread this path together, guided by the light of faith and the promise of renewal.

With boundless gratitude and anticipation, I can’t express how much your support, check-ins, and continual connection throughout the years. I still find it crazy where I have been and am expectant in where I am going. I am beyond appreciative that you have continued this journey with me.

Sharing His love,

The Breathe Life Bible is Different From Other Bibles

I received this Bible from Thomas Nelsen Publishing to review as Thomas Nelsen reviewer. Although, this was a gift my opinions are my own. See My Full Disclosure Policy

I recently was given “The Breathe Life Bible” published by Thomas Nelsen, and it’s a real game-changer. It’s not like your average translation. This Bible emerges as a distinct and revolutionary work. This translation of the New King James Version of the Bible makes it accessible, relevant, and relatable to people today. What makes this Bible different than any other Bible I have read is that this Bible is specifically relevant to the hearts and lives of people of color.

The Breathe Life Bible is not just a translation; it’s like a conversation between the ancient wisdom of the Bible and the modern world. The Breathe Life Bible uses clear, lively, and easy-to-understand language, so even if you’re not a religious scholar, you’ll still get what’s going on.

The NKJV Breathe Life Bible contains numerous captivating components that I genuinely appreciate. But what sets this Bible apart is its commitment to diversity and inclusion. The Bible makes sure that the Bible is relevant to people from all backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives. He includes voices and perspectives often left out in other translations, so you get a more complete picture of the Bible’s message.

This Bible is specifically designed to address the daily lives of people of color. It guides you through with this unique perspective offering you additional reading prompts to enrich your Bible study time.

First, B.R.E.A.T.H.E is an acronym for the tenets of the Breath Life Bible, offering forty-nine devotionals that relate to the tenets:

Believe
Reconcile
Exalt
Act
Trust
Hope and
Elevate

Each tenant expands on how as Christ’s followers who are of color we can go to God’s word to overcome the challenges, and hurts, and be encouraged to walk on a path of righteousness and enrich our spiritual journey. One of the coolest things about The Breathe Life Bible weaves all the passages, stories, and teachings together to bring light to what people of color go through daily and offer articles, commentary, current wisdom, and guidance to live a life of faith.

It also offers breathing prompts which is great for me to use in my classes and teaching of mental well-being. These added prompts have inspired my teachings and given me inspiration for movement.

The Breathe Life Bible also looks pretty snazzy. The Breathe Life Bible uses a guide that offers ways to practically apply God’s Word to our daily life. With seven guides: The Sky, The Air, We Speak, Life Support, Inhale-Exhale, #Oxygen, and Release.

The guides and the tenets make this unique from other Bibles I have reviewed like
The Timeless Truth Bible, The Story Bible, or the Lifeway Women Bible just to name a few. The Breathe Life Bible has so many opportunities to enrich your Bible Study time. The #Oxygen is “Ninety-eight snippets of wisdom drawn out of God’s word” and the Inhale-Exhale is a question-and-answer insert that helps you to address difficult situations and apply the practical tools of B.R.E.A.T.H.E to help you grow in your walk.

But what sets The Breathe Life Bible apart is its commitment to diversity and inclusion. The Breathe Life Bible makes sure that the Bible is relevant to people from all backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives. It includes voices and perspectives often left out in other translations, so you get a more complete picture of the Bible’s message.

The Breathe Life Bible isn’t just about knowing what the Bible says; it’s also about applying it to your life. The Breathe Life Bible includes commentary, reflections, and questions to help you think about the Bible’s teachings and how they relate to your everyday life.

So, if you’re looking for a Bible that’s fresh, relevant, and life-giving, this Bible is the one for you. It’s a game-changer that will help you see the Bible in a whole new light. This is Bible is different from any I have ever read and I am looking forward to my study time and teaching moments from the wisdom of utilizing all the features of this Bible.

Are you looking for ways to enrich your BIble Study time?

Free Virtual Fitness Classes

Many things led me to bring back FREE Virtual fitness classes. The last two years have been a forced opportunity to rebuild. You may not have noticed but I have changed in so many ways. Two years ago, I received a New Year “Word” from God which is always exciting and new.

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Remembering my “Why”

This blog has been an opportunity for me to share my weight loss journey since 2015. Every year, I would end with a reflection and begin with a hope for the year sharing my “word.” When 2022, came I was reeling from unexpected grief. The loss of a loved one that was so dear to me and part of my everyday life through a traumatic experience. I felt led by the Holy Spirit that my word was “Rebuild”. I was completely ready until I realized what the Lord was trying to tell me. Check out post like “Feeling Stuck” to see where this blog began

woman in green shirt

When you rebuild you have to take everything back to the studs. Everything and everyone that I thought was for me was taken away. I will always remember what my husband and I will refer to as “the year of a rebuild”. What had begun as excitement and expectations of something new quickly turned into my leaning on prayer and clinging to God’s Word in everything because that was all I had left.

Being rebuilt by God

Therefore, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: “Look! I am placing a foundation stone in Jerusalem, a firm and tested stone. It is a precious cornerstone that is safe to build on. Whoever believes need never be shaken. Isaiah 28:16

I tried to hold onto the things that I thought were mine which I found were just idols I had set before the Lord. And despite my grips, they were taken away.

Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. James 1:2-4

When I got to the end of 2022. I was eager to move on to a New Year. Even though “the calendar doesn’t change the chaos.” I was holding on to hope.

In October of 2022, I felt I had received a new word to guide me into the New Year. “Redemption and Restoration,” and once again I was excited and expectant of the Lord to show up and show off and He surely did. Last year, was unexpected blessing after blessing. God just continued to bring redemption, restoration, and transformative healing into my life.

New Year and New Vision

Here I am, two years later, still here and my faith, trust, and belief in the power of God is like never before. My desire to bring glory and honor to His kingdom is the first thing that is on my mind daily and am realizing that everything that He has done has been to “prepare and position” me for His plan.

This year I felt I forced my word. Until I sat down to write this post I thought my word for the year was “Kardia.” I learned of this word in my personal Bible study. It means “take heart” in Greek or “braveheart” in Middle English. I even found Scriptures but for the last three weeks, I have been awakening by the words, “prepared and positioned” loudly on repeat.

So, I’m not sure. Maybe my word is Kardia or it can be prepared and positioned. Whatever it is, I’m not going to let a word dictate my year. I’m going to be faithfully obedient to God.

Witness through Fitness

Why am I sharing this? Because while I was surviving life. I lost confidence in who I am and I stopped doing what I love to do and that is “Witnessing through fitness”. I miss teaching classes, and moving my body while sharing God’s Word. Whether I am “kardia”, “preparing” or being “positioned”. I am going to do what God has called me to do. Share the gospel through movement.

FREE Virtual Fitness Classes

I want to invite you to two FREE virtual classes I will be offering throughout the winter and spring. I would love for you to join me. Fridays and Saturdays I am offering two different classes. Friday nights at 7:00p ET, I will share what I have called “Integrative movement.” Faithfueled Flow is a power flow class on Integrative Movement. Integrating breath, God’s Word, stretching, core stability, and mobility exercises. Bring your mat and blocks, and let’s flow. No need to register or sign up just click on this link and you’re in. I’ll be there.

Bible & Bootcamps FREE Virtual Classes

If you’re looking for my signature workout Bible & Bootcamps. It’s back! I’ve missed the challenge of a Metabolic Conditioning class of strength, core, and cardio in one God-centered class. Sharing the good news of the gospel to motivate you. Saturday mornings at 8:30a ET. Grab your dumbbells or resistance bands for a 30-minute kick butt, high energy, low impact all fitness level workout to start your day.

It’s been so long that I cannot wait to do what I love to do. I hope you will join me as I overcome the last two years and go back to helping women get stronger and honor their temple. If this resonated with you or the Holy Spirit put someone on your heart to share this post or this link and they can join too.

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