Wednesday, June 16, 2010

My Own Illiteracy

I haven't been very considerate of my blog lately.  It seems that summertime is a distraction.

Do you blame me?

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I recently listened to a podcast by Michael Catt on the topic of Bible Illiteracy.  Pastor Catt teaches at Sherwood Baptist Church in Alpharetta, Georgia.  Sherwood is most known for their movies: Flywheel, Facing the Giants, Fireproof and their current project, Courageous

I could listen to Michael Catt preach all day long.  In fact, I have listened to him all day long.  There are about seven different sermons in the series on Bible Illiteracy and I listend to them all in one day. 

It was that good. 

It resonated with me.

I can quote scripture.  I have read books about The Bible.  I have been in church almost my whole life.  But outside of looking up a verse or learning the childrens' stories, I have never really read The Bible for myself.

Bibles are regulated in China.  There are 52 countries that have made owning a bible illegal. 

Yet I have owned a bible my whole life and never actually read it through and through.

We have no idea how blessed we are to live where we live. 

How can I say that I love God when I have never saturated myself in His word?

 I know people who read Nicholas Sparks and Steven King as if their very lives depend on the next publication.  What they don't realize, and what I am learning to realize, is that our lives absolutley depend on the words within The Bible.

Matthew 4:4 says, "It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." (King James Version)

So I started reading it. 

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And I have to say, I can hardly put it down.  He really does speak through His word and I can't wait to share with you what He is saying to me.

5 comments:

  1. I just bought "Flywheel" as a Father's Day gift. :)

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  2. I am with you, Erin. Let me know what you are reading and I will join you. :-)

    Hugs.
    Reese

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  3. That is wonderful! I am completely in the same category with you and have decided to do a New Testament in 40 Days challenge. I want to be as passionate about reading His word as I am about reading silly vampire novels! BRAVO!

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  4. First of all...if those are your abs in the first pic...we can no longer be friends:)

    That said- good reminder about where to find REAL good summer reading!

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  5. It seems that God is shedding the desire for more of His Word in many of hearts these days.

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