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New Revelations from Old Knowledge

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Just a quick note:

Growing up a Pastor’s son, I was expected to win Bible quizzes. That being the case, I memorized and studied a lot of scripture. It always bored me. I loved winning Bible knowledge contests, but talking about the Bible, for the most part, bored me almost to tears. It meant nothing to me. I’d never had a “real” experience.

Since September 25th, a lot of that “knowledge” keeps coming back to me, but now it means something. I get excited when something will pop into my mind that made no sense before, yet makes all the sense in the world now.

I’m calling it “new revelations from old knowledge”.

On a side note:

Blogging about things I have problems with seems to be helping. It’s almost like a form of prayer for me. “God, I’m having a problem with _______. I’m going to write about it, accept feedback from your people, and meditate on that feedback.”

Two days ago I wrote about my lack of desire to read the Bible. Today I pulled it out and enjoyed reading several chapters. I’m already realizing that I’ll be the type that needs to dig deep, study word meanings, and understand things for myself. One reader told me to check out Logos software. It’s not currently available for Mac users, but should be early next year. You can bet I’ll pick up a copy as soon as it’s available.

I’m also beginning to enjoy church more than ever before. I text messaged Belinda while on my way to church tonight and told her “Church is Chicken Soup for the Buddha’s soul.” No, I’m not referring to the founder of Buddhism. “Buddha” is a nickname she gave to me (take a look at my stomach and you’ll understand). The name has stuck and now several people call me Buddha… or Donkey Kong, although I don’t remember how or why Donkey Kong came to be.

Thanks again to all of you who leave feedback, write emails or send prayers. It helps so very much.

8 thoughts on “New Revelations from Old Knowledge

  1. congrats, Donny…I need to get back…I haven’t been due to sick kids…..I’m still praying for you.God Bless,West

  2. congrats, Donny…I need to get back…I haven’t been due to sick kids…..I’m still praying for you.

    God Bless,

    West

  3. I have Logos for the PC and have really enjoyed it. That being said, the Bible software called Accordance alone makes me want to get a Mac. It is a pretty massive piece of software that you can buy different elements for depending on what you want.Their website: http://www.accordancebible.com/The really basic package is only $40 and it goes up to the thousands for the scholarly stuff. This makes me a nerd, but I really drool over this program and I have known people to switch platforms just because of it. They also have a few demos you can check out to see if you like the interface etc. It might be a little overwhelming, but hopefully it would grow on you!Blessings,Matt

  4. I have Logos for the PC and have really enjoyed it. That being said, the Bible software called Accordance alone makes me want to get a Mac. It is a pretty massive piece of software that you can buy different elements for depending on what you want.

    Their website: http://www.accordancebible.com/

    The really basic package is only $40 and it goes up to the thousands for the scholarly stuff. This makes me a nerd, but I really drool over this program and I have known people to switch platforms just because of it. They also have a few demos you can check out to see if you like the interface etc. It might be a little overwhelming, but hopefully it would grow on you!

    Blessings,
    Matt

  5. Logos is great!!

  6. Logos is great!!

  7. Nice to hear that Donny; You are a good example of this verse:1 Corinthians 2:14 “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know [them], because they are spiritually discerned.”The Holy Spirit reveals it to the believer.

  8. Nice to hear that Donny; You are a good example of this verse:

    1 Corinthians 2:14
    “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know [them], because they are spiritually discerned.”

    The Holy Spirit reveals it to the believer.

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