These are some of the things The Lord has been impressing upon my mind lately. And, I felt the need to share them with you. I am not perfect, far from it; and I don't now everything there is to know. But, I do know that we help one another by sharing our thoughts, ideas, and goals. So, here are some of mine...
Electronic or hard copy Bible?
One way the Holy Spirit speaks to us is through His Word, The Bible. How can He lead us with an electronic Bible? With paper we can scan through the pages and stop where He leads us to. Can we do that with the electronic Bible? Perhaps, but not nearly as easily as we can with the printed Bible, that's for sure! Something to think about. In fact, I have been thinking about this a lot lately. It seems I was stronger in my faith and heard from The Lord much more often in the past. When I read from my printed Bible and not from the electronic one. Yes, I hear you Lord!
For you see, since I have had the Bible app on my phone, my days of taking out my printed Bible to read are far and few between. This morning, however, The Lord impressed upon me to get out my "Bible" and read from it. To let Him lead me to what He wanted me to hear/see. So, I opened my Bible up and was going to scan some pages when I was compelled to stop right where I had opened it to. Then, my eyes were drawn to a verse that I had highlighted on the left side page. That verse was: Mark 13:13, And you will be hated by all on account of My name. But the one enduring to the end, that one will be kept safe. (MKJV)
In this verse Jesus is talking to Peter, James, John, and Andrew privately. They asked Him what it would be like in the end times. As I was reading this verse I saw in my mind how Christians are being persecuted all around the world; and even right here in our own country. How Christians are seemingly all of a sudden being hated (over the past few years). So much as being "sought out" to be persecuted and ridiculed. This is hard for us to understand here in America because our great nation was built upon faith and trust in God.