Monday, July 31, 2017

A FRESH PERSPECTIVE

by Marcie Bridges, @Marcie_Bridges 

But as it is written:

“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.

1 Corinthians 2:9-10


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Just a fresh look
a different perspective
of the words You have given to us.
Lord, open my eyes
in wonder and surprise
at the wisdom You have for my life.
The things I knew as a child
they were just what I needed
but now I’ve grown up and I’m old
Lord, put in my heart
a desire to learn more
deeper than the child I once was.


 

~Marcell Warner Bridges
©30 July 2017
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Adam & Eve. Noah & the flood. Abraham & Isaac. Joseph. Moses. David & Goliath. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego. Daniel & the Lion’s Den. Jonah. Zaccheus. The Good Samaritan. The Crucifixion...

A few years ago I decided to re-read each of the “famous” Bible stories I learned as a child. I wanted to see if I remembered them correctly.

And I was surprised. Not just to find tidbits I’d never known before, but how each one revealed a deeper meaning to me.

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There was a freshness about them. New insights discovered. I believe God gives us an understanding of the Scriptures for where we are in certain periods of our lives. As children, the stories are made fun and engaging. The lessons were easy to understand. But as we get older, God reveals extra insights and wisdom into in the same passages. Now they are no longer just childhood stories, but lessons for our everyday lives we can cling to as adults as well.

When was the last time you read the story of the walls of Jericho falling down just for the fun of it? Or Peter and John helping a man walk again instead of giving him money?

I challenge you to try it. No, wait. I dare you. Open your Bible and re-read these precious stories. See what God shows you this time. (I’ve listed each story mentioned in my post below with their references for easy access).


From My Heart to Yours,
Marcie

Adam & Eve: Genesis 2-3
Noah & the flood: Genesis 5-9
Abraham & Isaac: Genesis 21-22
Joseph: Genesis 37-48
Moses & the Ten Commandments: Exodus 19-20
David & Goliath: 1 Samuel 16-17
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego: Daniel 3
Daniel & the Lion’s Den: Daniel 6
Jonah: Jonah 1-4
Zaccheus: Luke 19:1-10
The Good Samaritan: Luke 10:25-37
The Crucifixion: Matthew 27-28
The Walls of Jericho: Joshua 6
Peter and John: Acts 3:1-10

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1 comment:

  1. A wonderful challenge for all of us! Thanks, Marcie, and blessings!

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