Thursday, December 9, 2010

Reading ~ C.E. Orr

I am reading these free e-books on Amazon Kindle for PC and I am having such a lovely time. I began by typing these into Twitter, soon realizing most are too long for the 140 character limit, so I am transcribing them here. Consider this my little journey through these books. Like, a studying guide, per se. Typing them out helps me to realize them more and entices greater appreciation.

"How to Live a Holy Life" by C.E. Orr, this is one which peaked my interest. We should grow in our Lord in grace, amen. I will stay lowly and humble in our God. I do enjoy reading these [books] pleasurably. They are insurmountable regarding my hobbies and things that I partake in. I'm grateful that I am able to share in this. Most times I am just enamored by "the idea of reading" and "the idea of books." Like as in, a collector of books. A bibliophile. This is what I am proclaiming to be and have been since early this year. It's a pretty spiffy title. A book-gatherer. A sharer of thoughts, ideas and innovations. A good thing.

Too few, I fear, realize how important to our spiritual advancement is the cultivation of a taste for devotional reading. ~C.E. Orr

...those who have a taste for spiritual books and gratify that taste prosper in the Lord, while those who have no relish for such books labor at a great disadvantage. ~C.E. Orr

Spiritual reading invigorates the intellect, arms the affections, and begets in us a desire for more of God's fulness and for a more heavenly life. ~C.E. Orr
This here sentence has taken me for a loop. So very loaded with perfect things to sit upon. "Spiritual reading invigorates the intellect," AHH so very much so. Ohh it satisfies a deep thing within me. A deep spiritual thing within me, amen. YES, GOD is all I can say. Do you remember my post "Ugh" from August? That tiny phrase just written above is my full expression of the post "Ugh." Hmmm, spiritual reading ignites the senses, fulfills the minds wanderings and keeps us in tact. It's that godly mental stimulation that takes us to another level. That extra level that we need to remind of us our spiritual nature in Christ.
I really think speech is directly related to a higher knowledge, which is why I am so passionate about "all things holy" and "all things godly," speaking in tongues and intercession, Sign Language (ASL), all languages, reading and gaining a larger vocabulary. Everything is intertwined.

Holiness is the gateway to all of these perfect things. God will teach us a new language, He will give us a new word to sign, a word to speak in Hebrew and later reveal its meaning. Holiness is God's revelation to His people.


  1. Very encouraging. I have a Kindle reader on my iPhone, but never downloaded any books for it. I might have to check these out.

    Is the author an older author? The writing style reminds me of someone from the late 1800s…

  2. huh? that's like saying, "The Bible? What? That book is thousands of years old."

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