Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sunday Thoughts

"How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them!"  Psalms 139:17

 "Read the Bible in a common-sense way. Do not read it on your knees, as I have known some people do, it is an awkward posture: get into an easy chair: read it comfortably. Pray after you have read it as much as you like, but do not make a penance of what ought to be a pleasure." - Charles Spurgeon

Reading the Word of God really is a pleasure.  I can remember when I wasn't a Christian (in the truest sense of the word), I would read the Bible and just be completely confused by it's meaning.  All the words would jumble together and I just didn't understand.   Once I really committed my life to Jesus, however, the Word of God opened up to me and the Words penetrated my heart and soul.  I love to read the Bible now and, like Spurgeon, read it comfortably in my favorite easy chair. 

I don't have a lot of news.  I'm still struggling with back pain but it's a wee bit better tonight.  I'm still just as stiff as a board and in constant pain, but I'm hopeful that I'll be better soon.

This week we are taking a break from the ladies Bible study.  I'm feeling like that's a blessing as I'm not sure I'll be feeling well enough by Tuesday.  God always knows what we need and provides - even if it's to take a little break.  I feel so thankful that I can spend this week really studying while having this back problem but I don't have to go out.  Like I said, God provides what we need.

The rains have stopped and the weather is gorgeous.  It's cool and crisp out, but not too cold to sleep with a window cracked open.  It's lovely and I adore this time of year.

Have a blessed Sunday!

God bless you - Julie

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