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    I love the way you write by using scripture. It's almost as if you look up every aspect in life in the bible. I would like to learn to do that.

    Praying for you always

    2006-01-27 02:55:50 Posted by Lee ()

    Hi Mel,
    I really like that scripture !

    God's Blessings !
    2006-01-27 11:32:14 Posted by Marsha ()

    Lee, I simply quote the scripture that comes to me. Sometimes (often) I start one place and using the cross reference go somewhere else. I generally read the context, so I go ahead and behind of where I jump to and if I then use another cross reference away from the first, I might end up somewhere else and on some other new subject. I go on like this until something speaks loudly enough to me that I feel this is the one, or I become weary of looking. Even in the second case, that scripture might speak to someone else, so I do not beat myself up too much for quitting when I do. Read the end of Ecclesiastes. Much is said to me in those final few verses, and it is why it is one of my favorite books.

    Other times I am lazy and go to a daily scripture source and use it. Other times I use Proverbs and read the chapter that corresponds to the day of the month. In both cases, I might jump off and do as I say above, or just sit pat and go with what immediately comes up.

    If you think I look up every aspect in the bible, maybe I do. Certainly, this method is effective in getting me around, sometimes in strange ways, to a place I have not been recently.

    The most recent verses generally start with me in 2 Sam, where David is going through a rough spot in his life. His first son by Bathsheba has died after Nathan confronts him with his sin, which is great. And this from the man having a heart after God? I read through to where Absalom gets hung up in a tree and killed and a little farther. This is a terrible time for David, and indeed all of Israel. For me to tell you specifically how I got from there to everywhere else, I could not do it. I think I remember once, being very tired and following a cross reference to John in the new testament instead of Jonah, in the old testament. I figured it out, but decided to run with it.

    I try to let you understand how simple it is, for I deserve no special praise for being able to do this. The truth is that any of you could do this as well as I, and the Glory and Praise should be to God for it to be so!

    Marsha, Thanks dearly.

    In Christ,

    2006-01-27 12:18:16 Posted by Mel ()

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