(This was actually published earlier but was by far the most visited post even in 2013.) Underlining, highlighting, symbols, notes in the margin… Whether you use any or all of those elements, marking or writing in your Bible is great study tool. This post includes a picture of my marked up Bible.
How we receive that ‘no’ can reveal more about our relationship with God than a ‘yes’ ever could.
The Bible has several beautiful benedictions. This is one of my favorites.
The Lord doesn’t do anything outside the plan revealed in His word. He gave us the plan so we wouldn’t lose hope when things seem bewildering at best or an insane mess at their worst.
We keep our junk hidden. We protect it at all costs. We even deny that we have junk in the first place. We become mask-wearers… deniers… and yes, hypocrites. Sometimes to cover that up, we become critical, heartless and judgmental — the very thing we were afraid of in the first place — and no one feels safe around us.
Thank you for reading, for commenting, for being part of this journey. I welcome your comments and emails. Here’s a great 2014!
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