About ten years ago, God changed my life forever. Here’s what happened.
I had always loved the Bible, and when I found a verse I liked, I made a mental note of it and recorded it on a 3×5 card.
I was particularly interested in verses that teach us how to live. I had collected about a thousand passages of scripture on that subject out of the thirty-five thousand verses in the Bible. I think that these verses that teach us how to live the Christian life.
I took this mix of verses, studied them carefully, and put them together into topics. Then, I added a short explanation for each passage. It took me several years to do all of this.
While I was working on this project, I had to focus my attention on God’s word, and nothing else. I found that I had inadvertently done what God advises us to do. I highly recommend it. Focus your attention on what the Bible says. This is more than just casual Bible reading, it’s intense scrutiny of what is written.
I became addicted to the Bible. It became my drug of choice. When I was troubled, I would escape into the word of God. When I was happy, I would indulge myself in the word of God. I wasn’t drunk with wine, but, rather, I was filled with the Holy Spirit. I was so full of the word of God that there was no room for anything else.
I couldn’t stop thinking about the Bible. I was meditating on it day and night, and delighting in it. Then, I realized that I was doing what God advises us to do. I set out to write a book, and had inadvertently stumbled onto the secret of success, which is obedience to the word of God.
I was doing what God told Joshua to do in Joshua 1:8, “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth, but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”
And, I was actually becoming the man described in Psalm 1:1-3
“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. but his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. and he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”
God is certainly blessing me. He healed me of Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder. This was a life-changing miracle for me. I certainly enjoy life more now that I’m not angry all the time. This is one example of the many things God has done for me and my family.
He has given me the desire of my heart, which is to be a writer for him. My book of topical Bible verses, The Bible Believer’s Handbook, was published in July of 2008, and was launched at the International Christian Retail Show in Orlando.