I got up early this morning waiting for some workers to fix by roof. Well they did not come today, they are scheduled for next week.
I've been on the phone with my insurance company sorting our some details that needed to be corrected.
As I was getting ready to pay some bills, the Lord reminded me that I had not yet opened His Word this morning.
So, here I am with his Book opened. I'm reading through Psalm 103.
I enjoy writing in my Bible. I note dates where the Word of God was specific for something I was going through. I jot down different word translations and also praise language that reflect my heart of gratitude toward my Maker.
Today, in the margin of Psalm 103 it read June 2010. I said, "wow, has it been that long since I made that note?" I began to fan the pages of this Bible and I read that I gifted this Bible to myself in 2008. That's 10 years ago, one decade! Time passes by quickly.
One of the reasons I like writing in my Bible is that I handle this book a lot. Therefore, as I read and run the pages through my fingers it is a testimony to me of all that the Lord has done for me and my household.
My desire is that as this book would continue to get worn out that my body would continue to be healed and transformed by the very Word of God that I hold in my hands.
This Book holds promises that I have seen come to pass and encouragement that sustain me even today.
God is always speaking to us. I am so thankful for the many pages of affirmation, conviction and even transformation occurring in me.
He left me this Book so I would know that he is the Savior of the World. He indeed forgives sin and restores broken lives.
As life continues, my wish is that future generations, my grandchildren would also have their own worn out Bible. I hope that they would be able to read through my spent, worn-out book with notes that I jotted down during my lifetime giving God glory and praise for his goodness.
I want generations to come to know that God is the same yesterday, today and for all our tomorrows.
He speaks life and I need it.
He whispers that he loves me and I want it.
He points me to a day when He will return and I await it.
"Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s." (Psalm 103:1-5)
So, I will glue it, tape it up and preserve this family heirloom for my grandchildren to come.
There have been other Bibles that I have owned. But this is the one to be passed on.
What does your Bible say about you?
God bless you!~Liz