The Breath of God

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All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 2 Timothy 3:16

 I’m finding that when you read (listen) and reread a book of the Bible, you really begin to understand it.  You feel like you know it.

I wish I had known of this years ago, and had the incentive to try it.

I’m on day eight in the book of Ephesians - listening all the way through.  It takes less than a half an hour each day.

I usually have my Bible open and read along - underlining as I go.  I find it amazing that one “listen” through and I have underlined certain things that pop out.  The next day, it might be something completely different that catches my eye.

I’ve been using different color pens and I am really seeing how differently the word can speak to me each day.

I’m shooting for 21 days of Ephesians.

I also have two chapters in Romans that I have put on my read, reread list … eight and twelve.  

I would have told you I knew these chapters.

If my brain were working well, I’d try to figure out how long it would take me to get through the new testament in 21 day time periods.

I’m kinda thinking that might be something it is too late to do - but it never hurts to start.

I feel like I’m getting to know Paul a bit better, too.  I’m seeing his heart - his passion.  It is as if I am getting intimately acquainted with this book.

Now, Ephesians may not be the book for you - perhaps there is another.

But, I’d strongly urge you to give this a try.

It grieves me that I will not know the whole Bible this way.

I want to know exactly what it is saying to me, and this repetitive thing is helping me so much.

I’m not sure how encouraging a post this is - except I’d like to encourage you to delve deeper into God’s word in a manner that works for you.

This is working for me.

The Bible is changing from a book that I might read portions of - or read through quickly - to something to pour over and ponder on.

I believe it is the thing that is driving my relationship with God to new levels.

I’m grateful I’ve come to it now - even though it is much later than I now wish.

Like I said before, my beloved readers -

Stop reading my words 

And go read His.

He has the ones that count - the very breath of God.

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