Sunday, November 16, 2008

Two things inspire me to study God's Word:

1. Hearing a well-exposited sermon by my pastor.

2. Hearing really poorly handled scripture by other, less-skilled, "pastors."

4 Comments:

At 10:31 AM, Blogger Kim said...

Ah, yes; I'm quite familiar with motivating factor #2.

 
At 11:31 AM, Blogger Gayla said...

Yes, indeed. Both reasons.

 
At 6:53 PM, Blogger donsands said...

I remember when i first came to Christ, after to he sought me out, and brought me to Himself, and how i loved to hear the Word.

I would come home at night and listen to D. James Kennedy, then John MacArthur, and then Chuck Swindoll. And right before i went to bed, I'd listen to Charles Stanley.

It was so incredible that i was listening to the bible being taught.

Now, 24 years later, I have seasons of fervent desire to study, and I have times when I'm numb.

I believe the Christian has to go through seasons, but we can be assured that our Father, who is greater than all has us in His hand, and He'll never let us go.

He loves us so much, that He knows how to chastise us when we need it, and prune us, and fill us with his peace and joy, as He conforms us into the image of His beloved Son, Jesus Christ, which is why we are here, so that we shine for our Father, and so bring glory to his name, and grace.

 
At 5:19 PM, Blogger Marcian said...

Don, thanks so much for the encouragement. I get into those "dry" spells, and I am encouraged when I remember that John Bunyan himself experienced times when he would turn over scripture and couldn't find a word of comfort in it. God Himself carries us through those moments. But the morning is so much more joyful afterward.

 

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