"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” - Psalm 119:105 (NIV)
Ever since I was a young girl I’m already fond of collecting books. As a former Catholic I had a huge collection of books written by people who were revered as “holy” and books considered by the Roman church as “doctors” like Teresa of Avila, John of Avila and Therese of Lisieux. The bible or the “holy bible” was just another book for me. I know some of the gospels but I was not really familiar of the books in the old testaments. Aside from Genesis, Exodus, Psalms, and Proverbs, all the other OT books remained unfamiliar to me. When I accepted our Lord Jesus Christ, that was when I came to see the beauty of the Holy Bible. It was then that i really came to know and understand the saving grace and power of Our Lord Jesus Christ and the great love of our Almighty Father for sinners like me. I disposed all my collected Catholic books, ranging from diaries of different saints, books and encyclicals (Dei Verbum) written by JP II, and their thick Catechism book. It was really hard for me to let go of those things but I was able to dispose them. Right now, I’m collecting books written by Christian authors, from well-known Christian writers like Bunyan of Pilgrims Progress, A.W. Tozer, James Bryan Smith, John MacArthur, John Piper, and Philip Yancey to modern Christian writers like Francis Chan, Max Lucado and to the not so well-known like Baptist pastor Michael Catt, Dr. Neil T. Anderson, Kenneth Boa, Robert Bowman Jr., Eric Bargerhuff and the End Times writer Jeff Lasseigne. It’s all about HIM now. I look up to Our Lord Jesus, and vying to be more than a fan of His but a true follower, still running the race.