FaceTime Bible Reading

I love FaceTime. I think that this is the most wonderful invention for Grandparents that has ever been made. My granddaughters only live an hour away so I do get to see them, but we love to FaceTime.

Last night they called just after bath time while they were getting ready for bed. The oldest took the phone in her room and climbed in her bed and picked up a book. I asked her what she was reading, because I have tried to instill the love of reading with both of the girls. She showed me the bible she received when she was baptized. She reminded me that she is a Christian now. She began to quote a verse that she has learned this month at church. Then she showed me where it was in her bible. She had used colored bible markers to mark the verse. She was in Ephesians so I told her to turn to Ephesians 3:20-21 and read her PawPaw’s favorite verse. She read it to me and then used her markers to highlight the verse: 

20 Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, 21 to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen. (NAS) 

Then I had her turn to my favorite verse, Galatians 2:20. She read it to me and then highlighted this verse in her bible.  I learned most of my scripture in King James and New American Standard but she read it to me from her children’s bible. 

20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. (KJV)

What a wonderful time we had reading God’s word together by FaceTime. We have read Bible Stories for many years, but how precious it was to me that she was reading God’s Word and that she understood about the bible.

We should each spend time in God’s Word. A time alone with God is crucial for a personal relationship with our Lord. Whether you read passages straight through a book of the bible or use a devotional or bible study book, God will bless the time you spend with him.

Some years ago, Larnelle Harris sang a song called “I Miss My Time With You.” It talks about God missing the fellowship of the time we should be spending together. God is there at the appointed time and place, but so many times, we do not show up. Don’t let the busyness of life keep you from spending time with God.

There He was just waiting,

In our old familiar place

An empty spot beside Him,

Where once I used to wait

To be filled with strength and wisdom

For the battles of the day

I would have passed Him by again

If I didn’t hear Him say

I miss my time with you

Those moments together

I need to be with you each day

And it hurts Me when you say

You’re too busy,

Busy trying to serve Me

But how can you serve Me

When your spirits empty

There’s a longing in My heart

Wanting more than just a part of you

It’s true, I miss My time with you

What will I have to offer

How can I truly care

My efforts have no meaning

When Your presence isn’t there

But You’ll provide the power

If I take time to pray

I’ll stay right here beside You

And You’ll never have to say.

I miss my time with you

Those moments together

I need to be with you each day

And it hurts Me when you say

You’re too busy,

Busy trying to serve Me

But how can you serve Me

When your spirits empty

There’s a longing in My heart

Wanting more than just a part of you

It’s true, I miss My time with you

Source: LyricFind. Songwriters: Larnelle Harris / Phill Mchugh. “I Miss My Time With You” lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Capitol Christian Music Group, Capitol CMG Publishing. Accessed 9/23/22.

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