Ever since I can remember, I’ve wanted to discover things on my own. When I was a child, I took apart 2 music boxes to see how they worked, and maybe a windup clock as well.
If someone tells me something, please take no personal offense that I need to check it out for myself. That’s just the way I am.
So, suffice it to say, that God knew I would need my own copy of the Bible, too.
When I was 13 years old, I was at Bible camp. A whole group of us girls were standing around the recreation hall listening to the preacher give a devotion. I can still remember where the sun was in the sky.
The preacher was talking about how we need to read the scriptures for ourselves. That is the first time that I just knew that God was talking to me, not out loud, but in my heart. I started reading my Bible daily in obedience to Him that very week and kept it up for years.
I’ve had some stop and start overs in my adult life, but over time I’ve come to love the word of God so much that the idea of reading and studying it is a joy, and I miss it when I don’t read it.
Today I’m thankful that God has given me my own copy of His precious Word so I can check things out for myself!
Some people don’t have that privilege, and I realize that I am so blessed!
What about you? Do you have your own copy of God’s Word? How have you been doing at reading it and studying it? Have you come to the place where you find joy in reading it? Don’t give up. Keep digging for the treasure that is there waiting to be discovered!
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