Sunday, November 7, 2010

My Bible

I was given the Bible that I currently use by Marlene Chandler for my birthday on Dec. 20, 1997. I love this Bible and have been through many seasons of life with it.. Recently, I have realized that it is time for a new Bible because this one has begun to fall apart. :( I am one who underlines and writes in the margins and in the front and back covers of this special book. I can see certain quotes that I have written and know which study or group of ladies I was with when I wrote it in my Bible. In the next little while I plan on shopping for my new Bible and know that I will have more wonderful memories of God's faithfulness to me. Great is his faithfulness.

The following quotes by my pastor, Dick Lincoln, are written in the front and back covers of my Bible.

12/3/06 (First Sunday in our current sanctuary)
God loves you too much to let you stay bogged down in what you are, instead of being glorified in what you can become.

Don't get discouraged! Awareness is the first step to change.

Christianity has more to do with God holding on to you than you holding on to God. That is why his name is Faithful and True.

Faith is the ability to enjoy what God is going to do before he does it.

The key to the Christian life is to trust without explanation.

Carry on with the good. Leave the bad behind.

We must say "No" not only to things which are wrong and sinful, but to things pleasant, profitable, and good which would hinder and clog our grand duties and chief work.

Sometimes God may prioritize the faith required to continue trusting Him when we don't get what we ask, OVER the faith required to receive it.

Faith unchallenged is faith stifled.

Everything I have is yours. That is the attitude I should have. I feel sorry for the man who puts money in the plate to support the church. It should be an act of worship to God. The tithe is a check on your submission to God.

God is interested in providing for you. Faith must believe this!

If you ever wonder if God loves you, look at the cross. Circumstances do not express God's love. The cross does!

Anytime someone becomes comfortable with sin, it will become a disgrace.

Have you gotten to the point that you want what God wants for you?

It's not our problems that pull us down, it's our lack of faith.

God called you to be a finisher.

Don't be gripped by a habit! (bad habit) Let it go!

All of these have special meaning to me and God has used them to encourage me throughout the years. He is so good!


Beckie said...

Thank you so much for sharing. All of these made me think of something I need to remember or something that I could share with friends right now. Can't wait to hear about your new Bible. Maybe you could choose one and I could get it for you for your birthday this year (early maybe)! I love you.

Beckie said...

Ok here is another one. I have a friend that is going through so much right now. Her biggest challenge is surrendering and I have copied and printed your post. I am going to give it to her. Yesterday I told her about the time I went in my bedroom, shut the door, and told God out loud, "I am finished. Praying doesn't help. Reading my Bible doesn't help. Nothing is changing. So I am finished." For 3 months I played the part but didn't pray or read my Bible. FINALLY, I did fall on my knees. THANKFULLY, I fell on my knees. I told her that I didn't think anything was going to change for her until she just fell on her knees and looked for the joy of God in the midst of everything ugly. Thanks for your post.

Lorie said...

Thank you so much for sharing all of this with me. You are such an encourager to SO many people. You will never know the impact you have had on so many lives until you reach the other side. Good for you! Continue being a vessel for Him. Way to go!

Still shopping for my Bible. I went and looked on Monday, but have not found the perfect one yet. :)