This week I was able to return to a place that is holy for me. A place where God met me in a powerful way. It’s a dock by a lake where our friends live in Wisconsin.
The dock is a perfect place to spend some time reading in the early morning. One of the things I love to do as I read my Bible is to date different promises or commands that have been meaningful to me, connecting with specific circumstances in my life. It’s such an encouragement when I see how personal and alive God’s word is to me – even if it’s convicting.
Many verses are dated with the name of one of our daughters as I have prayed the verses for them. Next to Psalm 16:8 is 10/9/09 and “Katy -job”.
Other verses (like Is. 42:13 and Is. 43:18,19) have dates with notes about prayers for guidance.
Psalm 9:9 says, “The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.” Next to it is written “Haiti”.
One of the most meaningful and important notations in my Bible is next to Matthew 7: 9-11. I wrote, “Bere’s dock, August 15, 2004.”