Searching Out a Favorite Verse

Thursday, June 07, 2012 Posted by Debbie Legg

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This is a hard one for me.  Asking me to choose a favorite verse is like asking me to choose a favorite child.  So many verses have encouraged me, taught me, been a lifeline I clung to, or simply made me scratch my head and ask, “Huh?”  Many represent seasons of my life, and when I recall the verses I am reminded of the lessons I learned in those seasons.

One theme of my current season seems to be Discovery.  The verse that best describes this is Proverbs 25:2 (AMP), “It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the glory of kings is to search out a thing.” 
I vividly remember the research I did for my film "Who Does He Think He Is?"  I had a little thought here, found some insight there, discovered some information over that way, pondered a little “What If,” put the pieces together and was completely stunned.  Gobsmacked.  I thought, “This is INCREDIBLE!  WHY doesn’t EVERYONE KNOW this?”  Discovering things that have been concealed and being privileged to bring them out into the light is thrilling and humbling. 

I love that this verse also implies that God and the “kings” are working together.  God could simply spell out what He wants us to know, but He doesn’t.  He comes alongside us, engages us.  Instead of a lecture, He leads us in back and forth exchange, conversation.  He gives us questions to answer, and the answers often bring more questions, and therefore more conversation, more engagement.   He loves to see the light bulbs switch on in our heads, just as we enjoy seeing them switch on in the heads of children.

I’m currently working on another writing project, larger in scope than WDHTHI?  Again I am moving snippets of information around and asking “What If?”   Again God is alongside me, revealing pieces as I need them, switching on light bulbs as we connect them, leading me again to say, “NO WAY!  THAT IS SO COOL!  WHY doesn’t EVERYONE KNOW this?”   

I am searching.  God is revealing.  We are creating this project together.

And it’s the coolest thing ever. 

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