The Word of the Lord is central to my life. I preach and teach His Word in many nations around the world. I prophesy a now Word of the Lord over individuals, couples, churches, towns, cities, and nations. The Word is what I do and I am honored that the Lord has given this work for me to place my hands to. The Word plays a large role in my personal and professional life.
As a result I wear out a number of Bibles a year. These are the tools of my trade and so a Bible goes everywhere I go – all of the time regardless. And, I write in them, jotting little revelations down in the margins (is there such a thing as a “little” revelation?), I mark them up, underline verses … customize them and make them mine. They are my prized possessions. This also means that several times a year I need to purchase a new one. Such a time is now as travelling is very hard on a Bible and it eventually needs replacing.
I could not find what I wanted on-line or in any paper catalogue; I could not see one in the bookstores in the cities I have been in or in the airport bookstores (some of the best bookstores are in airports) I visit between flights. A total no-go. Mentioned it to a Bible school professor recently asking him to check in the bookstore on campus. Received an email from him yesterday. The manager had just received a complimentary copy from a company introducing a whole new line of bindings and a new print format and the manager has given it to me at no cost to my ministry.
God is good! It is totally what I wanted … every detail is like God custom-designed this Bible for me personally and it has all the features that will serve me well in my studies and reading while travelling. My Father knows what I have need of even before I ask and have given to me an early Christmas present – and, yes, I have already unwrapped it.