Saw this over at Church Mag
I just wanted to share with the world how proud I am of all my kids but today especially I am proud of Mia. On January 1, 2011 she made a new years resolution to read the Bible more this year. Today on December 26, 2011 Mia just finished reading The Action Bible. That’s right…. the whole Bible! I don’t know any other 11 year old that has read the whole Bible! So proud of her and all my kids!
So earlier today I posted about youtube pronunciation manual and thought it was funny. Tonight the kids and I watched it and they loved it. Thought I’d share this so my family can see it.
This made me laugh this morning.
Wow. A friend of mine shared this on facebook and I had to share it. What a great message! One of my favorite lines:
So how bout you start studying her heart and stop studying her booty or maybe invest the same amount of time in her as you do Call of Duty!
This morning I was using Examen.me for my quiet time and the first thing you do is write out your prayer to God before you see the scriptures you are reading. This is part of my prayer I wrote:
Thank you for the good and the bad in my life. I trust you. I know you know what your doing.
When I hit submit and went to the next page, this is the first verse that appeared.
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
6 In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
-Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV)
I’ve heard Perry say many times if you want to know God’s will for your life you need to be reading the Bible. I want to confess that I have wasted so many years thinking activity with/for God was so important, but He wants intimacy not activity. Whatever your doing for God make sure you are spending time with Him first and foremost. (I’m preaching to myself here)
Also just as some encouragement, I have never been a reader. Never enjoyed reading anything. I’ve always known and believed it is necessary and agree that “leaders are readers” but never disciplined myself to be one. But as I have fought through the awkwardness of sitting down and thinking of 1,000 other things while trying to read, it has slowly gotten better. God can change you into a reader.