The Rewards of Digging Deep

31 days badge“…our smallest efforts will be richly rewarded, for ‘the time it takes to dig deep into the heart of God is often repaid by striking a vein of gold or an oil gusher.  The effort is repaid with joy and power beyond all expectation.'”

~pg. 42,  When Life and Beliefs Collide, How Knowing God Makes a Difference by Carolyn Curtis James

One such reward is having the Word available when you need it the most.  Barbara at Stray Thoughts shared this with me and I wanted to share it with you.

From Evidence Not Seen by Darlene Deibler Rose:

“As a child and young person, I had had a driving compulsion to memorize the written Word. In the cell I was grateful now for those days in Vacation Bible School, when I had memorized many single verses, complete chapters, and Psalms, as well as whole books of the Bible. In the years that followed, I reviewed the Scriptures often. The Lord fed me with the Living Bread that had been stored against the day when fresh supply was cut off by the loss of my Bible. He brought daily comfort and encouragement — yes, and joy — to my heart through the knowledge of the Word.
Paul, the apostle, wrote that it was through the comfort of the Scriptures that he had hope and steadfastness of heart to believe God. I had never needed the Scriptures more than in these months on death row, but since so much of His Word was there in my heart, it was not the punishment the Kempeitai had anticipated when they took my Bible.”

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2 thoughts on “The Rewards of Digging Deep

  1. That’s what I told my daughter, I’m memorizing Schripture, just in case they take away my Bible 🙂 Seems unlikely, but we never know. Thanks for sharing this. {of course the benefits go beyond this}

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