Will never forget the day when after a meeting the paster saw me with my Bible, and asked if I read it.
Huh! thought it was only to be opened in service to follow along, like the song book. Was so shocked by his question, and felt suddenly a desire to start reading it. But where to start and how.
So I just randomly opened it up and read the first thing my eyes fell upon.
Mathew 19: 23-24
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
Later I opened the Bible again randomly and read,
But Jesus said to them again, “Children, how difficult it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.”
Strange I thought, not really understanding the consequence of the message. But believe me or not that evening I opend to try again and read,
Luke 18: 25
For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
The next day I was wondering about this bible, why the same story in different random places. So after work I went to the restaurant where I would eat dinner with brother Thor, we were a few brothers from the church and some other brothers. I told them of my Bible experience the last days, and a brother said, read on don’t stop there. So I did, there and then in the restaurant. When suddenly the Spirit if God came over me and I started shaking uncontrollably, my eyes had been opened to the Word of God.
mark 10: 29-30
Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life.
I was so blown away that I ran out to go home. Walking the way home I passed the church just as my paster and his wife were leaving. He saw me and understood something great had just happened, I told them in a hurry and ran off home. My life was changing so rapidly around me, felt a sudden urge to want to help everyone and tell them the good news of my living savior Jesus Christ.
Now I had such a hunger for His Word and spent every free moment reading. Imagine one who had never in thirty one years (dyslectic), ever read a single book was now so hungry. Read it everywhere, on the buss, in the canteen at work, and even in the toilet.
Remember walking past the police station in town hoping they would come and check my pockets now, like they did before. My smokes were taken over by a Bible, this was now my new high. Felt like my life was finally worth living. Didn’t cross the road now until the lights were green, was so grateful for the new life, a terrible sinner saved by grace alone. Hallelujah!