(03.09..11—Spiritual Discipline!--Psalm 42:1)
May I ask you a question? Are you challenged to read God’s Word? Try chewing it well. If the key that the Bible is more than just a read; it’s a divine testimony?
My friend, Life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day.
I'm M. Clifford Brunner.
I like to read. I subscribe to several different magazines and there is always a pile of books sitting on my, beside table. One of the things that I’ve noticed over the years is that you can really divide reading into two types. There are the articles written for pleasure and the story-telling books that you can plow through page by page and, when done, you’ve retained quite a bit of what you’ve read. Then there are those more scholarly articles and books; where each paragraph presents a thinking challenge or a new thought. Those articles and books can’t just be read. In a way you have to chew on each paragraph, rereading and rereading until finally a dim idea becomes lit and you can move on to the next para- graph. That type of reading has to be chewed thoroughly and not just eaten, so to speak.
Are you challenged to read God’s Word? Try chewing it well. The Bible is more than just a read; it’s a divine testimony.
Here's a story: The following illustration from A Primer on Meditation points out what happens when the mind is direct- ed and focused on one thing: "M.A. Rosanoff, long associated with Thomas Edison, had worked with difficulty for over a year to soften the wax of phonograph cylinders by altering their chemical constitution. The results were negative. Rosanoff relat