If you have spent any time reading my blog or hearing me speak then you know the story of how a trip to North Carolina in 2010 changed my life and my ministry. I shared on this past post how God put just the right women in my life to teach me truth I needed to hear. I even got an opportunity to share my story on Karen Ehman’s blog about how her keynote message at She Speaks conference brought me back to the Bible.
Since I heard Karen speak 5 years ago I have fallen deeper and deeper in love with God’s Word. My Bible study group and I have read completely through the Chronological Bible almost three times. During that time I have learned to devour it. To gnaw on it like a dog with a bone. Just when I think I have learned all I can from a passage of scripture, He shows me something new.
I have been amazed by how He has used my daily quiet time to grow my faith in leaps and bounds. However, I would be amiss if I didn’t also admit that at times I have been frustrated at reading a familiar passage, knowing He is trying to teach me something but not being able to grasp it.
In Karen’s message she told the story of Robert Robinson. Mr. Robinson penned the lyrics to Come thou Fount of Every Blessing when he was a young man.
In the last stanza, Robert had written:
O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to Thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.
Prone to wander Robert was.
As am I. Yet no matter how much I wonder He has bound my heart to Himself.