I have wandered through the Bible, and I have taken definite paths when searching. I have been on listening journeys, and asking tours when I traversed the Holy pages. There are times I read in the middle of crowds, or alone in my bed. Often it speaks a personal word to me, just for me.
Proverbs 30:5 (NIV) “Every word of God is flawless; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.”
Between “time worn” leather covers and new shiny paper-backs, I have been led to precious life giving manna that nourishes my soul. Its wisdom is my morning-starter, my day-keeper, and my peace at night.
(Psalm 23:1) (King James Version) “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want…”
Within these pages I have gained a deeper knowledge of my holy and righteous Father God, my forgiving Savior Jesus, and the Holy Spirit who is as breath to me, the three in one glorious God-head!
(Luke 3:21-22) J.B. Phillips “Jesus was praying after his own baptism, Heaven opened and the Holy Spirit came down upon him in the bodily form of a dove. Then there came a voice from Heaven, saying, “You are my dearly-loved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
Delving in to the scriptures causes a yearning for a deeper understanding of all things spiritual and can bring revelation ~ sometime in small doses ~ such as gaining understanding of the term “soul”: it being the vessel or the binder that holds together the body and the spirit within a person.
Genesis 2:7 (The Message) God formed Man out of dirt from the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life. The Man came alive ~ a living soul!
As a Christian, reading my bible helps me understand my spirit has been filled by His spirit and my body has yielded to His Lordship, my soul is now unified with God and I can reflect Him in my nature.
1 Corinthians 2:10-12 (CEV) “God’s spirit shows you everything. His spirit finds out everything, even what is in the deep mind of God. You are the only one who knows what is in your own mind, and God’s spirit is the only one who knows what is in God’s mind. But God has given us his Spirit. That is why we don’t think the same way as the people of this world think.” These verses close with another truth revealed; “That’s also why we can recognize the blessings that God has given us.”*
Reading my Bible is an ongoing treasure hunt; many gems are in the open and others have to be unearthed. I am never disappointed in my “findings”; I am gleaning more riches than I could ever dream. Digging is addictive; the deeper you get the harder you dig. It has been proved true “the richer you become the more wealth you want.”
Colossians 2:3 (New Century Version) “In him all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are safely kept.”
So, join me on this life~long reading adventure! You will find the way to joy unspeakable, love beyond measure, understanding, mystery, trust, and faith. You will learn of a God who sustains, a savior who intercedes, and a Spirit who is holy, who fills and fulfills. Walk the scripture path of discovery and receive sure and true guidance for your day and heaven for your eternity. Enjoy!
Psalm 119:105 (New Living Translation) Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.