What Do I Know About My God?

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.

My God hears me.
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Psalm 34:4 “I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.”
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Psalm 34:6 “This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.”
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Psalm 34:15 “The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.”
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Psalm 34:17 “The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.”
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Matthew 6:6 “But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”
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I John 5:14 “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:”
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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.”
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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.”
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3 thoughts on “What Do I Know About My God?

  1. Barbara H.

    I had heard Mardi speak on this at a ladies conference, then eagerly bought and read the book as soon as I could. It’s a wonderful resource, and really changes the focus of devotions from passively reading to actively engaging in it. I wish every Christian lady could read this book.

  2. I have this book! I’ve been actively working on my Scripture notebook every day, and it’s changing my life too! I did a review of the book on my blog, and I took my book and notebook to our last ladies’ meeting to share with the ladies in our church. Every Christian woman should do this. It’s that good.

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