I continue to be convicted with my lack of time in God’s word each morning, which is a direct reflection of my lack of love for it. Oh, how I may see my desperate state and realize my incredible need for the words of God to transform my heart and mind. I was encourage by C.J. Mahaney’s blog post yesterday, Early Morning Spiritual Battles, with Jeff Purswell’s and C.J.’s transparency about their battles each morning to spend quality time with God in his Word.

In the book, Spiritual Disciplines For The Christian Life, by Donald Whitney, I was moved with a portion of what I read today in the chapter on Bible Intake (part 1).

“We should all have the passion for reading God’s word of the man in this story. Evangelist Robert L. Summer, in his book The Wonder of the Word of God, tells of a man in Kansas City who was severely injured in an explosion. His face was badly disfigured, and he lost his eyesight as well as both hands. he had just become a Christian when the accident happened, and one of his greatest disappointments was that he could no longer read the Bible. Then he heard about a lady in England who read braille with her lips. Hoping to do the same, he sent for some books of the Bible in braille. But he discovered that the nerve endings in his lips had been too badly damaged to distinguished the characters. One day, as he brought one of the braille pages to his lips, his tongue happened to touch a few of the raised characters and he could feel them. Like a flash he thought, “I can read the bible by using my tongue.” At the time Robert Sumner wrote his book, the man had read through the entire Bible four times. If he can do that, can you discipline yourself to read the Bible?”

May we have a passion for the very words of God’s and fully realize the our desperate need we have for a daily intake of the transforming power of the Bible.

Remaining desperate…

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