Definition. Legacy+ here are some humble examples of the ways my search and work is led by the Lord.
At the age of 84 I decided to read through my Bible one more time. I chose Jeremiah’s study Bible NKJ. [ As of this morning I am 85+ and in the book of Hebrews. My process is to wake up at 2 0r 3 in the morning [this practice began years ago when I read The Complete Works E. M. Bounds on Prayer [ contemporary English] 2004.. First, I go to Eph. 6[12-18] and put my spiritual armor on [I recommend David Jeremiah book ,The Spiritual Warfare an answer book. also the three volumes The Christian in Complete Armor by William Gurnall first published 1655, 1658, 1662, 1029 pages I have read.]
I then pray for all my clients early and every day. I wake up now after years of this practice automatically. I then go back to bed and after breakfast Carol and I hold devotions using Paul David Tripp Morning Mercies we then pray for our 24 grand kids by name and our children. I usually also am reading books. I just finished Tim Keller’s book Hope in Times of Fear. I am now reading Mark Levin’s American Markism. This work is very difficult to read [so I recommend that at least read the last chapter 7 We Choose Liberty for ways to help and so I decided to go to Barnes and Noble for a new read. While look at the religious section my eye fixed on a book I had read before but now is revised The Blessing [giving the gift of unconditional love and acceptance] by Trent. When I picked up the book which was out of a place behind was Paul David Tripp’s newly revised Marriage this book replaces What Did You Expect? This is the book I always use when counseling a couple on marriage. In fact, I had made a study guide on all of 17chapters.
My points on all this is I was asking the Holy Spirit to guide me in my search and I found these books for my next read. In fact, I now plan to contact present and past clients couples recommending the Marriage book.
The Lord is so good to lead me in my counseling research to help hurting hearts. Leave you with the words of a hymn that I often quote in my final prayers in bed with Carol as we go to sleep.
My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness, I dare not trust the sweetest frame but wholly lean on Jesus ‘name, On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.”.
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