for years i was trying to study my Bible in depth. but i just wasn't getting anything from it. my pastor caught wind of this and finally said to me, "you're searching fro God too hard. the christian walk should never be as hard as you are making it. you're searching so deep when in fact, all you have to do is scratch the surface. go home, and put away your dictionary, thesaurus, commentaries, parallel bibles, and just let God speak to you." now, he didn't mean don't ever touch them again, but i understood what he was saying. if you have the Spirit of God in your heart, then God will speak to you no matter what you read. sometimes we as humans try to play the Holy Spirit. this means not only in judging people, which is done more often than not, but also when it comes time to understand that which God is saying to us, we tend to make it elaborate, when in fact, it is more simple. now, i know everyone will believe different, but that is what i have found to be true in my life. for when i put all my study materials away and just read the Bible and let God do the talking, i started to learn more and advanced in my walk with God.
this is a great talk, i enjoy this. well, i'm off to church, we 're having a big service in honor of memorial day and we're honoring many veterans by name and i have a lot of music to play.(i'm the organist, for those who don't know me)
Much love to all of you,