Tuesday, April 7, 2009
~Let me Understand,~ WFW
Greetings and Holykisses,
This is how I typically study the Word; with at least three different translations of the bible: A King James, Ryrie study, and new Message bible all gracing our farmhouse table. Favorite pens, high-liters, bible studies, devotionals, candle, and soft music make this setting one where time stands still for me. I lose myself right here at this table.
Remember thee old black n white composition notebooks from school? Well, now they come in bright colors and stripes, so I use a different one for each study, and yet another for my daily walk with Christ, and still another journal for Victories. I have an ever-growing library of biblical notes for "ahaaa" moments and revelations. Sometimes a light- bulb flickers, and many realizations, begin connecting the dots, all at the same time. When that happens, I can hardly write fast enough to keep up with the Holy Spirit!
"Let me understand the teaching of your precepts, then I will meditate on your wonders." Psalm 119:27
Just yesterday, someone asked me if I'd read the Word to them who's unable to do so for herself. Every day I see this person, I'm asked this same question. She hungers and thirsts for the Living Word of God. When we finish reading, and I walk away.... I see how "blessed" I am to have access to read and study the bible. This incredible book holds the key to the mysteries of heaven and is a manual for instructions of life!
I know people who don't read the bible because they say it's just too hard to understand; yet, if we ask God's help, He'll give it to us. He says His word will never return void. -- I actually know a man, who can't read or write well at all, yet he's read the bible through several different times. God gives him wisdom beyond his abilities, making him capable. It's amazing! And in all the years I've known him, he makes time every single morning to read his bible before he starts his day.
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