My name is De’Laine, and I am a Bible Bookworm. What is that, you may ask? Webster’s Dictionary defines a “bookworm” as a person devoted to reading. Although I enjoy reading books, I am devoted to reading and studying God’s Word. Therefore, I am a “Bible Bookworm.” I am also at the Christian Leaders Institute, taking ministry courses and biblical training online.
My Journey to a Relationship with God
I have been a member of the Lord’s church since the day of my birth. Growing up in the church, my parents followed God’s designed roles as my parents. They taught me about the gospel of Christ. They raised me to know who God is and what He did for us. Growing up, I always knew I loved God and wanted to follow Him.
However, it wasn’t until I turned 35 that the Holy Spirit moved me to take my relationship with God to a higher level. It was then that I learned about Bible Journaling. It took my relationship with God to a much deeper and greater place. I want to share my passion for Bible Journaling with others and help them find that same relationship with God.
My Journey to Surrender Control
Like others, my life has been filled with trials and adversities. I have not always handled these situations by acknowledging that God has control. I am a person that likes to have a strong handle on my circumstances. If I don’t, then who will? Well, in my living room one day, feeling as though I was losing control and didn’t know how to get it back, I saw a YouTube video on Bible Journaling. That day began my journey.
It’s been a journey of realizing that although I knew I loved God and followed Him, I had not completely surrendered myself to Him. I discovered what that meant through Bible Journaling and making that deeper relationship with God. Now, I will tell you I still struggle with wanting to jump in and take control. However, Bible Journaling helps me every day to recognize that God is the one in control. Who am I to think I could do better than Him? What an amazing gift Christ has given us to take that burden away from us!
Ministry Courses and Biblical Training at CLI
The ministry courses and biblical training at Christian Leaders Institute will help me with this spiritual calling. I want to share my love of Bible Journaling, studying God’s Word, and helping others find what a relationship with God can do for them!
Register a Study Account
Register for a free study account, automatically enrolling you in the Getting Started Class at the Christian Leaders Learning Platform. The Getting Started class will take you less than an hour to complete.
When you log in to the Learning Platform, you will notice that the Getting Started Class automatically appears on your dashboard.
The Getting Started Class will orientate you to the Christian Leaders Learning Platform and the Programs offered, including:
- Ministry Awards, Certificates, and Diplomas with the Christian Leaders Institute.
- College Degrees with the CLI’s Leadership Excellence School.
- Minister Credentialling (Ordination) with the Christian Leaders Alliance, including local Soul Center registration possibilities.
Note: You can enroll in tuition-free courses or mini-courses immediately without finishing the getting started class.
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