One of the things that I always start in the new year is to make a commitment to read through the whole bible in one year. It is a habit that I have been doing for awhile now. There have been many times when I wanted to quit… been behind in the reading… didn’t feel like doing it, but through it all, my soul was always refreshed with His Word.
Now that I am getting older, I am learning how to appreciate those quiet moments in God’s Word. Some of the best insights to sermons have come through meditation on a passage. Some of the best words of wisdom during my counseling times have come through a truth I memorized. Some of the best moments of assurance have come when I had God’s Word to back me up. Some of the best times of stepping out in faith have come when God’s Word was guiding me.
I want to encourage all of us to allow God’s Word to do the transformative work in our minds and hearts in 2011. It just takes a decision, determination and dependence. We will never be the same.
Below is a video of a 11 year old boy who memorized the order of the Bible and was able to articulate how Jesus is seen in every book in the Bible. Amazing! If an 11 year old boy can do it, then I think none of us have an excuse. Let’s do it!