Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Who's a Smarty Pants?

As of late, I have seeking after God like never before. There is such comfort in curling up, and spending time in His presence.

I met a person recently who changed my thinking............someone who seeks after God's heart. Although she doesn't know it, she has become an example....for me. Her passion, her understanding of God's heart for people, even her job.....wow....She is not highly educated, she is not a scholar, she is just obedient to God....and He has taken care of the rest.

As we were having a conversation, I noticed her Bible open to a page....about a quarter of the way in. I don't remember what book or chapter, I just remember this: that book was coloured and tattered and written in, cherished and loved. Very loved.

Until recently I have been using my grandfather's Bible for studying. Although he is gone, I find much wisdom in his highlighted passages, its really cool to see what he thought was important. Somehow though, I could not bring myself to mark his book....to add my own thoughts. So , I went out and purchased a new one for myself.....new translation, everything.

And, I have begun to colour......oh, how I'm colouring. There is so much to note, its almost time for a new crayon. There is so much to learn, so much to glean.....it shocks me that this is not required reading for everyone......

I was watching Jeopardy tonight, and although I prefer teen week (much more likely a chance I will know the answers)....I was not doing too well...until final Jeopardy.

It was a Bible question.....the answer? "What is leave and cleave, Alex?"

There stood, three incredibly intelligent men, who were each at around $20 000 (so there were some brains there).....and not one of them got the answer. Not one. Guys, read your Bible!

Where is wisdom found?

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18

I'm so glad I'm being saved....I'm so glad I have the power of God.....are you?


  1. See, my problem is my pursuit of keeping things in perfect condition. That the first few introductory pages with credits & publishing information are wrinkled bothers me. The thought of marking on those pages is just a horridly difficult concept.

    I understand the value of making notes, recording thoughts and insights and highlighting passages, but in my upbringing of extreme care for possessions (parents loved buying my toys from our garage sales!) I have tended toward valuing the thing more than the notes or wisdom recorded in that book. That & I don't always have my writing splint available to write in the margin when I have something worth writing.

  2. Robyn, I just thought you should know how much your words inspire me. You speak of a friend who is an example to you....well, you fit those same shoes. You speak of wavering in trust and maybe not always being confident in your relationship with the Lord. Well, you should be. I crave the closeness and communication you share with God. Though I am working toward it continually, it does take time and I feel closer to Him each day.
    Blessing to you, Robyn. And please keep blogging. It sometimes takes me a while to catch up but I LOVE your entries.


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