Tuesday, February 20, 2007

In "Other" Words



"Those who read fast reap no more advantage than a bee would by only skimming over the surface of the flower, instead of waiting to penetrate into it, and extract its sweets."
~ Madame Jeanne Guyon ~

I have truly selected someone else's words today which so beautifully describe what I hope someday may depict my own life when it comes to the word of God. I often struggle for the right words to say or write. I know them in my heart, I have experienced it in my life, but it just doesn't seem to come out as I would hope. But I do hear and feel the music and will continue to sing the song. This most thought provoking quote was at the end of our bible study this morning for our Tuesday morning study at church. I have been meditating on it all week.

"There is a difference between memorizing Scripture and thinking biblically. There's a difference between knowing the words and experiencing their meaning. There is a difference between having sentences embedded in your head and having their impact embedded in your heart. There is a difference between "doing Christianity" and being a Christian. You can memorize all of the words, but if you've forgotten the music you still won't be able to sing the song." Tim Hansel

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8 comments:

Laurel Wreath said...

Chris that quote takes my breath away. It is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing it and for participating in IOW.

Blessings.

Deidre said...

I love that quote, Chris. And, yes there is a difference. I am ever-learning how to absorb His word and to live a life that shows I didn't just skim the pages.

Susanne said...

Very very powerful Chris! I love that quote by Tim Hansel!

Kelly said...

What convicting words! Growing up a minister's kid, I was saturated in the "church." THis is a wonderful gift, but so many brought up in church can go through the motions. I feel so blessed to have had parents that challenged me to live my faith. I still have so far to go though!

Shelley said...

I really love that quote you used at the bottom of your post. It's so true, too! Thanks for sharing.

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Denise said...

Beautifully said, bless you.

Cyndi said...

What a beautiful post, Chris. I loved this quote. I need to put it somewhere so that I will see it often.

Rachel Anne said...

That is such a powerful quote. I will ponder that for a while.