Soon we will be welcoming the New Year. It will take awhile. Ed, and I were out in the shopping areas today. I had to take back a robe that swallowed me up when I tried it on. Did it fit? No, and then some. I looked like I was in a size way………..too big. I could have given it away, but I was all set on a house coat. I wanted a red one. Well, I went back, and I found one that is unique, but it isn’t red. It is beautiful, and is similar to a gray one I have. In fact the design is the same, but this is another color. It fits. I wear a small size in the long robe.
You know, I just lack a few books till I finish the Bible, but I am not going to stay up much longer. I am worn, and tired from the wonderful day. I didn’t know Christmas Day was busily planned. I received more than I thought I would, and it was wonderful! I expected only one gift.
Mom was a Christmas kind of person. She shopped all year for our gifts, and we had too, many to unwrap some years. Dad let her shop, and often he hand-made a gift for one or two or the three of us girls. Usually, we received the same gifts when we were growing up. If Jane found a bike under the tree, so did we!
I miss my family, but I have my family with me today. I had one gift from everyone and then some. Ed and I swapped out the robe that was way too, big. We swapped it for another color, and it is beautiful, but it is not red.
You know, I haven’t read the rest of the Bible for the 26th time, but I will continue, even if I finish in the new year. I try to finish what I have started, but I can’t rush through this time. I have found some jewels this year because I took time to read, and I read long enough to refresh. I recommend this to anyone. Read the word daily, especially if you are retired. I am a retired person, and my husband still preaches.
My opinion of his sermons is that he gets what he is to preach on by studying, and praying over what he will say. Like my dad, he will start early in the week, or he will know ahead that this is a series on a subject. We were in Genesis, and now we have been in Exodus. This is good. Studying, plus praying works when you are a preacher, or teacher. 2 Timothy 2:15 has been a year’s verse since I was a teen.
Yes, when you read the Word so much, you begin to see things more clearly. It is worthwhile to seriously open the Bible for you daily, and spend quality time without radio, and television, or noise in the room. I sit without the radio, or the television and study as long as it takes that day. Most of the time I have all the time I need to take. I finally close the Bible for the day, and I am full of the Word. It doesn’t return without bearing fruit. I am not religious, but I know that reading the Word will help me grow in Christ, and it will help build my faith. Just think, tomorrow we will celebrate having a new year.