It’s astonishing to me, of all the books that we read during our lives … from “The Millionaire Next Store” to “Fifty Shades of Grey” the Bible is one that is typically kept on the shelf, at least it was for me. Yet, it contains the most valuable information us human beings could ever possess – and it even includes secrets to success and even dirty tales of erotic sinful behaviors .. unfortunately.
So, not only does this book contain best kept secrets, true wisdom, shocking history – it contains the key to ETERNAL LIFE with God our Father, his son Jesus Christ – and the Holy Spirit – being able to see, feel and walk with our creator and our ancestors for eternity after we leave this dimension creates so much peace and love for us as individuals while here on earth.
I finally decided that it was time cross “reading the entire bible” off my bucket list during one of the hardest times of my life. A little over a year ago I found myself in a rut – suffering from chronic fatigue, depression, severe anxiety and high blood pressure. I kept it all a secret, with only my family aware of some of the symptoms. The fatigue got so bad I would have to work from home, only two hours at a time. The foundation of these health issues was the stress and worry of my ill father and letting the business I proudly founded and operated for almost 10 years slip away between my fingertips to some really poor staff decisions I had made, letting me get completely taken advantage of – to the point of almost completely lost everything.
After stepping away for a couple weeks, talking with family and listening to my clients – I decided to fight back. This required everything I had in me to take this head on. I needed God. Knowing all the work I had to do along with fighting my fatigue, I decided instead of actually picking up the book in my “spare time” which I knew would rarely or never happen, I jumped on Amazon’s audio book technology service, “Audible”. I quickly determined a great version with theatre-like audio to make the story really come alive and started to download. I was completely engaged and listened intently for weeks. I played it in the car, in the office, in bed and even while I worked outside. I was shocked. I couldn’t believe how much I’ve been missing! I listened, re-wound and re-listened, studied, searched online for facts in history, maps and imagery … I would submerge myself in learning this for hours.
I will never forget hearing one of the last verses of the Bible, after months of listening, to hear the words of Jesus say, “Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to each one according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” (Rev 22:12-13) It send shivers down my spine.
I knew I had to hear it again. I was hooked. The words, the stories – it communicates to your soul, answering life’s questions that you are needing answered at that very moment in your life. It makes EVERYTHING so clear, creates PEACE, LOVE and true BLISS for the one who reads, listens and abides by his word. The story is true. It has even played out in my very own life, I’ve seen it first-hand. I’m writing this today, with no more depression or anxiety. I have been diagnosed and treated for sleep apnea, which was causing my chronic fatigue and high blood pressure – and business has never been more successful than it is today – and I know, it’s God that has been blessing me. In the grand scheme of things, I couldn’t be happier that it all played out like it did, I am closer to God now more than ever … “Well played, God .. well played.”
That being said – this is the GREATEST BOOK that has ever or will ever be written. Nothing can even compare, but I am happy to share my story – so please share, comment or contact me with any questions or a cup of coffee to talk to me about my beliefs, I welcome it with open arms – but more than anything … don’t miss this opportunity you have in life to read God’s word. There is nothing more important or no other book more important than this. God bless! †
The Word of Promise Audio Bible – New King James Version – This faithful rendering of the New King James Version presents the Bible in more than 90 hours of compelling, dramatic audio theater format.