One of the reasons I love to study the Bible is that each time I study a passage, whether it’s for the first time or the tenth…it’s fresh and new and applies to me right where I am.
Just recently I listened to Beth Moore’s “Believing God” study during my drive time. I think that this was the third time I’ve heard the study. The last time was back in the summer of 2006…a pivotal and transitional year for me. Both personally and professionally. God used that study to help me during a turbulent time.
But I must say that what I learned back then pales in comparison to what I learned this time. So much so that I listened to many of the CDs at least twice this go around. There was so much good material that it was hard to take it all in during one sitting.
As I was driving home tonight…listening to a different study, I marveled at what I was hearing. Then I got to thinking…what’s the difference between what I’m hearing now compared to three years ago?
- Back then did I have a hard, unbelieving heart?
- Was there a lack of spiritual maturity?
- Or do I have a hunger and thirst for God’s word today that was missing a few years ago?
- If so…how did it develop?
- More importantly…how do I continue to grow and not grow cold in my love for God and His word?
I see the power in God’s word and the necessity for prayer that I didn’t fully understand back then. I want to know Him more and I want to dwell in His presence. I want Jesus Christ to be my All in all.