This weekend I read The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman and discussed it with the kids. Kristen said it was OK because then she doesn’t have to actually read the book – she said I can read it and just teach them the important things out of it. Then as I was preparing for my Monday small group one of the questions was – Do you have a desire to know God more fully? Another great question for my children. Kristen ever ready to answer says yes. My follow up question was – then why don’t you read your Bible? She had plenty of reasons but my favorite was – I process it better when you read it to me.
The last few days God has been showing me verses on wisdom and the heart. Yesterday Acts 8:21-22 was directed at me along with James 1:5-6. Being corrupt in heart and deficient in wisdom, I need merely ask and He will provide a new heart and His wisdom. Proverbs 3:5-7 also got me yesterday. Do not be wise in your own estimation. This morning in Acts 9, I read about Saul’s conversion. With these thoughts of wisdom and a corrupt heart in my head, the passage reads like this: Saul thought he knew things, then I, God, showed him the truth. I gave him a new heart and My wisdom to use it for My glory. Don’t you just love the way God talks to us with His Word? This is why I read the Bible. God has so much to teach me about Himself and also in turn about myself. It is just so exciting to learn.