Just a quick note:
Growing up a Pastor’s son, I was expected to win Bible quizzes. That being the case, I memorized and studied a lot of scripture. It always bored me. I loved winning Bible knowledge contests, but talking about the Bible, for the most part, bored me almost to tears. It meant nothing to me. I’d never had a “real” experience.
Since September 25th, a lot of that “knowledge” keeps coming back to me, but now it means something. I get excited when something will pop into my mind that made no sense before, yet makes all the sense in the world now.
I’m calling it “new revelations from old knowledge”.
On a side note:
Blogging about things I have problems with seems to be helping. It’s almost like a form of prayer for me. “God, I’m having a problem with _______. I’m going to write about it, accept feedback from your people, and meditate on that feedback.”
Two days ago I wrote about my lack of desire to read the Bible. Today I pulled it out and enjoyed reading several chapters. I’m already realizing that I’ll be the type that needs to dig deep, study word meanings, and understand things for myself. One reader told me to check out Logos software. It’s not currently available for Mac users, but should be early next year. You can bet I’ll pick up a copy as soon as it’s available.
I’m also beginning to enjoy church more than ever before. I text messaged Belinda while on my way to church tonight and told her “Church is Chicken Soup for the Buddha’s soul.” No, I’m not referring to the founder of Buddhism. “Buddha” is a nickname she gave to me (take a look at my stomach and you’ll understand). The name has stuck and now several people call me Buddha… or Donkey Kong, although I don’t remember how or why Donkey Kong came to be.
Thanks again to all of you who leave feedback, write emails or send prayers. It helps so very much.