It's been interesting setting up the Virtue Training Bible. Interesting in a good way. Originally I thought about the Bible I had stored away in the garage for setting up as the Virtue Training Bible. It wouldn't cost anymore money and it was here in our house, somewhere. Sadly, our garage is a mess. The box is who knows where and it dawned on me that it would take forever to track it down. My next thought was, well I will just go buy a new Bible at Wal-Mart or somewhere, it can't be that expensive and it would be worth it in order to get this started. We were visiting my in laws at their home and I thought I should at least ask my mother in law, Grandma Norma, if she happened to have an extra Bible around that they don't use. Turns out, she had bought me a Women's Devotional Bible for Christmas and had it stored away in the closet. When I asked, and told her what it was for, she was happy to give me this gift a little early. Yay! I have a Bible.
It's a beautiful Bible with a pink flower and bright green binding. Not that aesthetics matter all that much when it comes to Bible's but I did think the bright colors of the Bible would go nicely with the bright colors of the tabs and highlights.
So that night I got to work, I couldn't wait. I read through the instructions, the first time I had done that they seemed a bit confusing, but there was a lot going on at the time. The reality is, it's not that complicated, you just have to get started.
Also, some of the highlighter colors are so dark when you actually highlight over the words you can't see them. My husband said he used to underline the words. So when the highlighter colors were too dark, that is what I would do. Red was one of them and blue.
|Here is a page with 2 colors highlighted. You can see the red is just underlined.|
I think I can find a way to be content in my home, with my food on the table every day, my friends and few enemies, my gadgets and gismos a plenty and my beautiful family. We all have our moments of despair, but that's the power of God's word. It can lift you out in an instant.
Yesterday was a particularly tough day for me and my husband. In those moments I always turn to prayer, that's easy, but I seldom turn to the Word. Yesterday, I grabbed my half finished VTB. I looked at the Virtues and said Lord I need a little Courage and I need a little Endurance. So I flipped to those colors and started reading. A few verses in I read this: "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 16:33 A peace washed through me and I could feel the burden being lifted. You may read this verse and you may not feel anything, but for me in that moment it was what I needed to hear and it was what God was speaking to me. How precious a gift.
I appreciate you taking this journey with me and reading this far! I can't help but be long winded about this subject. But I have good news! Virtue Training Bible is offering a giveaway. If you are interested in taking this same journey and having this same tool in your home please enter to win. You won't be sorry.
And the Winner is . . . Sandy D. I just sent you an email, so check your inbox!
If you aren't the lucky winner, I highly recommend you head over to the Virtue Training Bible site and order your set now, it's only $9.00.