About Gracewalk

Dedicated to the habit of daily Bible readingGraceWalk is a blog dedicated to the habit of daily Bible reading.

My schedule, as a minister, husband, father, grandfather, musician and performer, is jam-packed. So, it becomes very important for me to prioritize my daily activities to include some time alone with my creator, my heavenly Father.

If you’re like me, daily Bible reading is one of those important things that you know you need to be doing. How else can we get to know our heavenly Father? Here are some reasons we need to be “in the Word” every day:

To live: “People need more than bread for their life; they must feed on every word of God.” (Matt. 4:4).
For understanding: “As your words are taught, they give light; even the simple can understand them.” (
Psa. 119:130).
To know the truth: Jesus then said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” (
John 8:31-32)
To be prepared/equipped: “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It straightens us out and teaches us to do what is right. It is God’s way of preparing us in every way, fully equipped for every good thing God wants us to do. (
2 Timothy 3:16-17)
To grow: “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the Word, that ye may grow thereby” (
1 Peter 2:2).
To increase your faith: “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (
Romans 10:17)
For salvation: “The Holy Scriptures … are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus” (
2 Tim. 3:15).
For comfort and hope: “For 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).
For enjoyment: “Thy Words were found, and I did eat Them; and Thy Word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by Thy Name, O Lord God of hosts.” (
Jer. 15:16).
Because He said to: “Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly.” (
Col. 3:16).

I don’t have the discipline to read every day, so I’ve asked a few of my friends to keep me accountable. We each read one chapter each day and email each other to let them know we’ve read for the day.

Since we started this back in April of 2004, we can definitely see a change in our relationship with God, and a much better understanding of the Bible. His Word is living and is in the process of changing us more into His image each day.

The challenge is there for you, now. Won’t you join us?

Eric JaquaAbout Me
I’m the worship pastor at a growing church in Seminole, FL, and I’m privileged to perform with “The Rock & The Rabbi” and “The Witnesses” musicals.

I’m also very lucky to be the proud father of two beautiful girls, one 23 and the other 14. And, I’m now a grandpa, too! They truly are the inspiration for my every day. Other than that, all you really need to know is that I realize more every day how much I need Jesus in my life. My day is spent trying to find balance between survival and abundance, crisis and celebration, faith and complete failure. With Jesus, I find that balance.

Thank you for visiting my blog. May God bless you richly.

grace & peace,
e

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  1. #1 by audrey deerr on November 10, 2006 - 7:32 pm

    my passion is for “jesus”. and to see souls drawn into his kingdom.

    I love you lord.

    audrey deerr.

  2. #2 by David on December 20, 2006 - 12:49 pm

    As I’ve become a student of the Bible I can’t help but to try and understand the book of Revelations. In my quest for knowledge I always pray to God that he sends me knowledge and understanding. Well today I found your website and I must say that I am thoroughly impressed with your remarks and interpretations. What you say just makes complete sense. I can’t subscribe to one particular theory because somewhere along the line that theory falls apart and I get discouraged. The bottom line is Good will ultimately prevail over Evil every time. The question is what side of the fence do you want to be on. Clearly the reward for Good which to me is worshiping and serving God, believing in Jesus as the Son of God and that he is our one and only savior. For that the greatest gift that God can give us will be rewarded. Eternal life with God and Jesus.

  3. #3 by Paul on February 18, 2007 - 12:05 pm

    I really like what you are doing but my immediate interest is to get in touch with one of the persons who have responded, Audrey Deerr. I would be so grateful!

  4. #4 by Alex on April 23, 2007 - 3:05 am

    Thank You

  5. #5 by sigg1233 on August 23, 2007 - 10:09 am

    standing in God’s Grace.thank you again. lynda praying alway’s for my brother’s and ..sister’s.Other’s before us Christ in us walk in Grace

  6. #6 by Neil on November 5, 2007 - 11:51 am

    Hi – I just stumbled on your blog. Love the approach and the content.

    Keep up the good work!

  7. #7 by neogotchi on January 28, 2008 - 12:01 am

    hello! i luv your site, and I’m glad to meet another Christian blogger! stop by mine @ http://scripture4u.wordpress.com
    Keep in the Faith!!
    -neogotchi

  8. #8 by bibomedia on March 4, 2008 - 8:24 pm

    🙂

  9. #9 by petermlopez on July 17, 2008 - 4:40 pm

    I am glad to have found your blog. I appreciate your treatment of the Bible book by book. If you don’t mind, I would like to place your blog on my blogroll. There is no obligation for you to do the same, but please feel free if you choose to do so.

  10. #10 by Carol Rice on July 24, 2008 - 1:05 am

    Hi Eric!
    I can’t believe your oldest is 19 already! I hope you and all of your family are well! Good job with your ministry! Carol

  11. #11 by Iain Craig on July 29, 2008 - 1:50 pm

    Hi From Scotland

    I came across the site and absolutely love it.
    I minister to men caught in the snare of porn
    and its a joy to find a site that just says what it needs to say

    love it

    drop me a line sometime

    Iain
    Dundee
    Scotland

  12. #12 by Saved American on October 30, 2008 - 2:52 pm

    I have actually seen The Rock and the Rabbi twice in Orlando at the Plaza Theatre. Now that I have seen a picture of you, I remember you. Great Job!!!

  13. #13 by Tanya on December 13, 2008 - 1:13 am

    I stumbled into your blog just recently when I was looking for something else. All that you write is something I can so relate to and blesses me tremendously because it causes me to reflect on my own life and how I respond to the Lord. Praise Jesus for what He’s doing in and through you! May God bless you and use you tremendously for His glory.

    In Christ,
    Tanya
    India

  14. #14 by Th3Lov3OfG0d on January 29, 2010 - 3:34 pm

    be blessed my brother !!!

  15. #15 by Venice on November 5, 2010 - 8:32 am

    I was looking a song “It is a slow fade” and came to your page and I am bless. Daily Bible reading and prayer is what keep me going on. It help to face the day knowing That God is in charge. Thanks

  16. #16 by Bob Rodgers on December 3, 2010 - 11:40 am

    I enjoyed seeing your website (blog). I believe, with you, that there’s nothing more important than reading, studying and memorizing God’s Word. Just one quick suggestion. On a search for information about God’s worthiness I found a section that covered that subject. You had listed several Psalms. But each one was headed Psalms 7, etc. The word Psalm means “song.” All 150 of these individual “songs” make up the book of Psalms. However each one individually is a Psalm, not a Psalms. That would be like saying, “turn in your hymnal to hymns #136.” Just a suggestion that you might want to update your website. Otherwise thank you for teaching the importance of God’s Word.

  17. #17 by eternalencouragement on April 21, 2012 - 11:20 am

    Just found your blog today. Awesome! Thanks!

  18. #18 by Julie Compton on October 19, 2015 - 10:40 am

    I stumbled upon your blog today while doing my BSF lesson. Total God Moment. You write/speak in a way that goes right to my heart. Thank you!! I will definitely follow your blog!

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