I own a number of Bibles. Different versions. Some study Bibles. Some pretty basic. Some large, some small. I have marked in a few. Others could be re-sold as new. When I bought an iPad, I downloaded a Bible app…then another, and another. Different versions. You get the picture. I began using the iPad Bible exclusively. I highlighted verses and recorded notes. Then one day I heard a song, or read something. I can’t remember anymore, and it was only a few months ago!!! The words talked about a man looking through his mother’s Bible after she had gone to be with The Lord, and how blessed he was by that. It occurred to me that by recording all of the things God has taught me in His Word on a digital Bible, I would really be leaving no tangible legacy for my 4 boys.
I felt driven to go back to the good old fashion paper Bible. I have read through the Bible completely one time. I wish I could say it has been more considering I accepted Christ as my Lord when I was four! But it is what it is. I have made a new goal, though. I am going to read through the Bible at least 3 more times, each time in a new Bible. I will highlight, and jot notes, etc. And when I go to be with Jesus, there will not be just one Bible for my boys to share, or decide who will keep. Each boy will have a Bible that God taught their mother through. They will have the verses that spoke to me, the lessons I learned, the messages I felt led to share with them as I studied.
The thought did occur to me that, with all the driving I do, I may not be able to complete this goal. (Morbid, I know, but a possibility none-the-less.) But as I considered that, God gave me a real peace about it, and I knew that He will give me the time to complete this for my boys.
God has revealed something else to me, though. This may be the point where I lose some of you. The point where you say, “That’s it. She’s flipped a wig, gone wacky, white coat and rubber walls.” But maybe you won’t. Either way, I will write what God has put on my heart, because I have promised Him my obedience as I seek to be a faithful servant with this blog.
I won’t get into all the prophecy stuff. I will say that the end of this present age is drawing ever closer. Whether you are a pre-tribulation, mid-tribulation, post-tribulation whatever…it doesn’t matter. Jesus will be returning soon. I do not say that Jesus will return tomorrow, next month, next year, or a decade, two, three or more from now. But the time is coming, and it is coming sooner than what we all may think. Here is what God revealed to me today. The Bibles I intend to leave for my boys when I leave this earth, are Bibles that God intends to be used when all of His people, the Church, are gone. I think my idea of a legacy for my boys is a good one. God wants to take that so much further than I would have ever imagined. He continuously leaves me in a state of awe and wonder. Praise be to the God who’s ways are higher than my ways and thoughts are higher than my thoughts (Isaiah 55:8-9)!!!!!
Isaiah 55:8-9 (NCV) – The Lord says, “My thoughts are not like your thoughts. Your ways are not like my ways. Just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.