As I sit at a Kitchen table this morning, I'm reminded of the new year and the excitement of seeing what God has in store for me. to the left of my laptop I have several books that I'm reading right now (crazy love, all things for good, living the cross centered life, and unveil) and on the right side I have Bible Doctrine (the book were in currently for Expo). all of these books have been wonderful so far and I know that God has been teaching me many things from the people that have written them. However, right in front of me is the most important book of all: The Bible. I have it opened up to Colossians right now for my Expo Bible reading. Something that my mom just introduced me to has made my Bible reading great for three days now. I had NO idea that you can listen to the Bible online! It has made the Word come to life as I follow the narrator through the Word of God. I love this. Other than my resolutions that I posted a couple weeks ago, I think I have added one more to the list: being more serious about Scripture memorization. I would really like to memorize more passages through this year. The Bible is such an important piece of my Faith. I listen to new music all the time and memorize the words to songs instantly. Memorizing the Words of God is WAAAY more important than what men and women have written to a simple melody. So here is goes..... these are the first two verses I'm starting out with this year:
"I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, the Christ died for no purpose."
I read this on January 2nd. It just really struck me and I find it to be extremely powerful. I'm going to get back to my reading so until next time!
If your interested in listen to the ESV online, it's as simple as going to: http://www.esv.org/ !