Wednesday, February 03, 2010

The character of God

If you want to know who God is - read His book.

I've been blessed this past couple of weeks with a hunger for the Gods word. I'm eager to see what Christ will say, or what His apostles might instruct next. Words I've read my entire life are coming alive to me in brand news ways that actually excite me.

In the past, I've simply "read" because it's what you're supposed to do and often I actually enjoyed it. ;) But never have I felt an eagerness such as this before.

In reading just this week I have truly appreciated how things that I know and believe are being solidified as I see connections in verse after verse and book after book. Moving from Ecclesiastes, to Luke, to Ephesians and Colossians, back to Psalms (I'm reading 52 over and over and over again).

I know it doesn't seem as exciting as what I might make it sound like - but I assure you if you keep trying, keep reading and pray for help and understanding you'll find something amazing.
For me, right now, I just cannot thank God enough for the desire for His word and the hunger to know Him better, and then putting it all together and giving me a better understanding.

Read your Bible. Read it. Read it. Read it.
I know.
Just read it.


Anonymous said...

Have you studided using a commertary?

flyawaynet said...

No... it always felt fake. As though at the time I was trying to find a way to make the Bible say what I wanted it to. But now it's different...

Did you have any suggestions?

Chris said...

Nice blog. You might like my blog as well.

Anonymous said...

The Bible EXposition Commentary by Warren W. Wiersbe. I sometimes just goggle (Bible commentary on what ever chapter and verse) I am reading.There is also famous commentary by John Wesley and others. Just let GOD speek to you as you read. May he understanding come to you as you read. Know one knowes his word better than the author!! GOD still answers prayers I know just by seeing you grow. It is what we have always prayed for you.

Anonymous said...

his understanding

flyawaynet said...

Thank you.