I’ve intended to write about this book for over a month and today I am taking the time. Years ago I was at a ladies’ retreat and the author, Mardi Collier, shared her testimony and talked about a study that changed her life. I started the study then, but have been rather sporadic about it. It is now out in book form. In What Do I Know About My God? Mardi talks about what a difference it made her in life when she began applying truths about God to her circumstances. She started a simple study in which she wrote a truth about God in sentence form at the top of a page. Then when she was reading her Bible and she came across a verse that taught that truth, she wrote it on the page. She placed the pages in a notebook in alphabetical order. When difficulties came and she needed to know something about God, she would turn to her notebook with the verses written out.
After reading the book, I have become more diligent. I have started my children on it as well. This study has changed my daily Bible reading. It is no longer just something to cross off my daily “to-do” list. It only takes a few minutes to jot down a verse. I am daily learning truths about my God. I try to memorize some of the verses and I have seen the Lord bring them back to my mind in a time of need. Recently I had to undergo a routine medical procedure here. In the USA, it would not have been a big deal. Here it was a little stressful. Things are done so differently and my husband was translating everything. I found myself thinking about the circumstance instead of my God. Then the Lord brought 2 Cor. 4:16-17 to my mind. “For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; ” The Lord was using this light affliction to work in me a far more exceeding and eternal weight of His glory. I laid there thinking about the verse and praying through it and before I knew it the procedure was over and there was no stress. I could go on through the rest of my day without the frazzled, uptight feelings that I have been known to have after such an experience. Our God wants us to know Him. He promises that if we seek Him we will find Him!
From time to time, I will share a page from my notebook with my blogging friends. Thanks for sharing in what the Lord is doing in my life.
Psalm 66:18-20 “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me: But verily God hath heard me; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.”
Psalm 4:3 “But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.”