Reading The Word Of God
I love reading and meditating on the word. How many of you remember cassette tapes…I’m truly dating myself now. I’m pretty sure it belong to my mother and I don’t remember how I ended up with it but I love hearing the Bible narrated by Charlton Heston…yep Moses!
For those of you who are wondering what I’m talking about, Charlton Heston was a famous actor in the 50s, 60s and 70s. Heston became an icon for playing Moses in the hugely successful film “The Ten Commandments” (1956), selected by famous director Cecil B. DeMille. It dramatizes the biblical story of the life of Moses and his relationship with God and how he received the Ten Commandments. My Bible on cassette tape was narrated by Moses (oops…I mean Charlton) and I so enjoyed hearing the strength in his voice as I listen to the amazing stories in the Bible.
Meditating On The Word Of God
Last night I was thinking about how much I miss listening to those tapes and that I should purchase another set. This time, I’ll go straight to Audible.com (link is below) and download it on my iPhone…my how things have changed. There are so many options to choose from as well. You can find narrations with Angela Bassett, Cuba Gooding, Samuel L. Jackson, Blair Underwood, Richard Dreyfuss, Gary Sinise, Marisa Tomei, Jon Voight, Marcia Gay and the list goes on.
No matter how you do it, it is important for you to read and meditate on the Word of God. You cannot have a close, personal and intimate relationship with God without it. The Bible is our daily instruction guide and even thought a lot of the stories seem dated they give a “foundation” for living and walking with Christ that is timeless.
I also read the NIV Women’s Devotional Bible. It’s a great daily tool and it continues to inspire me. The book is filled with daily devotions, introductions to each book of the Bible, reading plans, author biographies as well as a complete text of the Holy Bible. It is considered one of the most popular modern translations available today.
The most important thing…is reading and meditating on the Word. Find what works best for you. It must become a daily staple on your purpose journey for you and for your family.
May Your Steps Fulfill Their Purpose.