The Key to Success, Purity, and Hope

We can memorize poems, memorize names, or memorize our multiplication tables … head knowledge.

We can meditate upon the Word, apply it to ourselves, pray the words as our own, consume God’s Word as if it were the life-giving manna and living water that it is … heart knowledge.

When God’s Word is in my heart, it becomes a part of me, and as a part of me, I am empowered to restate it with passion and love.

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A Grandmother’s 9 Favorite Bible Verses

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My grandmother, fondly called Momo, was one of my spiritual mentors. She loved the Lord dearly and loved her Bible. When she died, my mother gave me her Bible.

I pulled her Bible out this morning and read what she had written in the front and back of her Bible. There were quotes from commentaries, notes on books she needed to read, and verses that she wanted to remember.

These are the verses that were important for her to record in her handwriting in her Bible.  Continue reading A Grandmother’s 9 Favorite Bible Verses

5 Tips to Falling in Love with God’s Word

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Flitting from one flower to another, sucking pollen or nectar until her sac is full, then off to the beehive where thousands of honey bees feverishly work. It takes 300 bees 3 weeks to make 450 grams or almost a pound of honey. (Australian Honey Bee Industry Council)

All that hard work for a pound of sweetness. Honey was used in Bible times instead of sugar, and the Promised Land was a land flowing with milk and honey. It was an honored gift, Genesis 43:11. Honey also coats a sore throat and revives energy.

How sweet is the Bible to you? Is it sweeter to you than honey?

The Word of God will always be sweet to the Christian because it so completely quickens him to every good thing when it comes in contact with him. Spurgeon Continue reading 5 Tips to Falling in Love with God’s Word

Seven-Mile Miracle, A Review

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From the cross, Jesus speaks seven short statements. Seven, the number of completion, perfection. Steven Furtick calls these seven statements mile markers in the Christian’s walk to Emmaus, the Christian’s journey in relationship with Jesus.

I was intrigued by this claim and eager to read this megachurch pastor’s ideas and learn about the seven mile markers on the road to Emmaus.

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