Read Me!

Read Me!“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” Psalm 119:11

A few years ago, I was at a conference where Chuck Colson had spoken and as I approached him, he somehow realized I was going through some spiritual struggles without me ever telling him. He said to me, ”I sense God would like for me to pray for you. Do you mind?” He had not spoken those words to any others who came around but he sensed my need. That impressed me, touched my spirit, and gave me a memory I will never forget.

It reminded me of a story of a nationally known preacher who was signing a book he had written and shaking hands following his message at a conference. There was a line of people at his table when a lady came up to him and asked him, “Do you have a word for me?”

He looked her into the eyes and said, “Yes I do!” He then handed her his Bible. The Bible Is God’s Word for mankind but it is also God’s Word for you and me personally.

Before becoming a pastor, I was a member of the “Gideons.” They are an organization of Christian businessmen and professionals who gather for prayer and Bible study. What they are most known for is placing Bibles in motels, hospitals, and waiting rooms along with giving New Testaments to 5th graders, college students and military. One morning I was participating in their Bible give-a-way at Volunteer State College when a student refused to take a Bible from my hand saying, “I don’t believe in that stuff.”

Most Christians have multiple copies of the Bible. Personally, I have a couple dozen hard copies plus it’s available on my phone, tablet, and computer. But, as many could say, “I need to spend more time in reading and meditating on the Bible.” Since God only wrote one Book, we ought to read it and study it accompanied by prayer. Enter your prayer time with the Bible in one hand and a pencil in the other hand while talking with God and listening to His Word.

Bro Larry