• “How different the world would look, how different the state of our nation would be, if there were more sanctified priestly souls! These are souls who have the power to bless, for they intercede with sanctified hearts. They never begin their daily time of intercessory prayer without having first brought to the cross all that is unholy in their lives, so that their old self can be crucified there with Jesus, the sacrificial Lamb.” – Basilea Schlink

Word for Word by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 12/26/11

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: Do you ever find your mind wandering when you read the Bible? An ancient technique may help you concentrate.

Taking time to write out specific passages from God’s Word forces us to think about what we’re reading. It helps us observe details of the text more carefully.

In the Old Testament God often told the Israelites to copy His law. In Deuteronomy 6:9 we read, “Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.” Another time they were told to set up some large boulders and “write very clearly all the words of this law on these stones you have set up.”

You may find it helpful to do the same thing. If you find that it’s hard to concentrate when you read, why not try transcribing the passage you’re reading? And if you’re really ambitious, you may want to do what one of my friends did and actually make your own copy of the entire Bible!

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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  • “By confessing sin we gather strength to resist it; thereby the enemy of our souls is foiled, the conscience is kept tender, the heart is sanctified, and the blood of Jesus becomes increasingly precious. Let us constantly flee to the cleansing fountain!” – Mary Winslow

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