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Write in Your Bible by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 01/05/12

Pastor: A lot of times when I’m doing a eulogy at a funeral and the person has served the Lord, I ask to see their Bible. I love to read what they’ve written in the margins and see what God has shown them over the years.

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: If you ever have a hard time concentrating when you’re reading God’s Word, you may want to take some notes in the margin of your Bible.

I like to do this when the Lord uses a verse or passage to address a specific need in my life, or when He encourages or convicts my heart in an unusual way. Sometimes I’ll write down the date and city where I was when this personal encounter with God’s Word took place.

Or I may use the margins to write down personal responses to the truth, such as, “Yes, Lord” or “Make this be true in my life.”

If you find it hard to focus when you’re reading the Bible, you may find it helpful to make some notes in the margin. By doing that, a Bible can tell the story of your personal journey of faith.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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