Hi, I’m Shirley Kufeldt and I developed Bible Bites. Your web search for Bible or Prayer landed you here at Bible Bites, so here’s my story . . .
About Me – Shirley Kufeldt
As a young girl I received a small white leather King James Bible from South (Baptist) Church on the south side of town. I didn’t understand it. I never read it and ultimately gave it to a thrift store. Mom brought all the kids to church regularly—she said it was good for us. Her only prayer was Grace before dinner: God we thank you for this food. Amen. My father attended church just twice a year, Christmas and Easter. As a young adult I felt no motivation to attend regular church service.
At age 25 I was married in South Church. Six years later when my daughter was a year old I felt compelled to resume regular church attendance at the local First Baptist Church in my new town. I attended adult Sunday school for the first time in my life. It took me three years to finally understand what was in the Bible. Then it just took one bite of Scripture spoken by Jesus to bring me to faith in Christ. “Everyone who acknowledges Me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before My Father in Heaven. But everyone who denies Me here on earth, I will also deny before My Father in Heaven.” Matt 10:32-33 (New Living Translation).
I’ve since attended Bible studies for almost 40 years because of Matthew 10:32-33. I also attended a women’s support group for several years. I was pretty much the only one who regularly completed the study assignments which were too much for most attendees. Too long, too detailed or not enough time to get it done. Some showed up just once, for one month or just one study then gave up on what God wanted to do in their lives.
I’ve always enjoyed taking photographs. (Whenever there’s a funeral I always have snapshots for the memory board!) One morning a few years back I took early morning photos, one which I now call Son Shine Sunrise. A year later I asked God what I could do to boost retirement income. I had worked in offices for decades and excel at organization and administration. Plus, I streamline everything. God directed me to organize Scripture in four small journal booklets called Bible Bites. Read one Scripture and write a quick prayer in just a few moments each day. I used Son Shine Sunrise for the cover photo of Meet God and His Son. God blessed me ahead of time for His glory.
Albert Einstein ~ When the solution is simple, God is answering.
About Bible Bites
So, are you like I was, struggling to read or comprehend your Bible? Are you confused about where to start? I’d known John 3:16 my whole life, but what did it really mean? Have you had some unexpected experiences in life that interrupted your personal relationship with God? Did you feel abandoned by God? Do you fear that God just wants to judge and punish you? Does all of this overwhelm you? Have you asked: Does God love me? Will God hear or answer my prayers?
God pursues you by making His Word as simple as possible for you and will meet you where you are today. Know that God will use any circumstance in your life encouraging you to seek His best answer to your situation, which may not be your desired outcome. Knowledge helps you make a living. Godly wisdom helps guide you to live a satisfying life. Because you’re reading this right now, realize that God has not forgotten you.
“I pray . . . asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God . . . that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope He has given to those He called—His holy people who are His rich and glorious inheritance . . . that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe Him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated Him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the Heavenly realms.” Ephesians 1:16-20 (New Living Translation).
You can develop a new habit and transform your prayer life reading just one Scripture a day then journal a quick response! In just 30 days God will bless you richly as you read and spend time in His Word. You have two options:
(1) You may request a condensed copy (PDF) of Meet God and His Son here.
(2) You may order the complete Bible Bites Sampler here.