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I am the wife of B.J. Maxwell (married August of 1997) and mother of our four adopted children.
I am blessed with the awesome privilege to care for & love my husband, invest in & love our children, and keep our home.
May I steward these gifts well, for the glory and praise of Christ Jesus our precious Lord & Savior!

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus . . . sweetest name I know!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

When Do I Stop Reading My Bible?

So, how long do we read the Word?
How long must we be reminded of who we are?

One of my MOST FAVORITE quotes comes from Don Whitney's book, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life. He addresses these very questions.
Let the Word break over your heart and mind again and again as the years go by, and imperceptibly there will come great changes in your attitude and outlook and conduct. You will probably be the last to recognize these. Often you will feel very, very small, because increasingly the God of the Bible will become to you wonderfully great. So go on reading it until you can read no longer, and then you will not need the Bible any more, because when your eyes close for the last time in death, and never again read the Word of God in Scripture you will open them to the Word of God in the flesh, that same Jesus of the Bible whom you have known for so long, standing before you to take you for ever to His eternal home.
Amen. What a glorious truth!

Longing to open my eyes and see the Word of God in flesh,

1 comment:

Steve Burchett said...

Great quote, Amy. Thanks.