Love God Greatly

This past week one of my dear friends from my own Love God Greatly group showed me two small Bibles she had recently inherited through her mother-in-law’s passing. The Bibles dated back to the late 1800’s and were amazing to look at. Inside the well-worn pages listed the date when the Bible was given, to whom it was given, and the occasion.

I could hardly contain myself as I held one of the Bibles in my hands and turned the delicate pages. I can get a little nostalgic at times thinking about what life was like when this Bible was used: what the world was like and who the person was who read it. It’s fun stepping back into history like that.

I pictured a family valuing God’s Word and passing it down from father to son or mother to daughter…

… a family understanding the importance of God’s Word and intentionally passing it down to the next generation.

The precious Word of God, read and treasured…worth more than any gem or stone.

Love God Greatly

“Long ago I learned from your statutes that you established them to last forever.”- Psalm 119:152

The Scriptures God used to inspire men and women to risk their lives for religious freedom and travel across oceans to an unknown land is the same inspired Word that God still uses in our lives today.

Those same verses they clung to as they risked it all and walked their lives out in faith, God uses to speak and inspire us today to surrender our lives and travel to our own “unknown” lands to make a difference for Him.

The destination doesn’t matter – crossing continents or crossing streets. It’s the same Word of God moving in our hearts and helping us to be brave.

The same Scriptures that motivated men and women to fully live their lives out for God generations before us and make an impact in their world are the same Scriptures we read today.

That’s what hit me this week: God’s Word is unchanging.

Those same verses that moved Corrie Ten Boom, Martin Luther, Amy Carmichael, George Washington, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and thousand of others to be brave, stand up and make a difference in their countries? We have access to those same precious words today.

God’s Word is unchanging, and yet it changes everything.

Reading God’s Word; meditating on His verses as we go about our days with kids in tow, in business meetings or classes… those same God-breathed words have the power to move us like they have the generations before us.

And I pray they do.

In the book of Acts, we see how powerfully God moved through those early believers as they devoted themselves to praying and learning God’s Word. My prayer for our generation…those of us between the age of 5 and 95…is that God will rise up another “Acts” generation. As I’ve been sitting in my church on Sunday mornings for the past few years, I’ve begun praying over all those attending…that we will begin to Love God Greatly with our lives.

Before computers, the internet, Facebook or TV, God used 12 men to change the world….just think of how He can use us?!!!

This weekend, as you sit in church, whether it’s on Saturday nights or Sunday mornings, begin praying over all those in attendance.

Pray they will crave more of God and less of the world.

Pray God will ignite a passion in their hearts to reach those in their lives who do not know Jesus personally.

It all begins with prayer and God’s unchanging Word…God has moved powerfully before and He can do it again!

May He rise up a new generation of Corrie Ten Booms, Amy Carmichaels and George Washingtons…I pray He does!


Love God Greatly!






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Angela Perritt

Angela Perritt

Angela Perritt is the founder and director of, a nonprofit online Bible study ministry reaching thousands of women in over two hundred countries around the world with God’s Word through their translated Bible studies. She and her husband live in Dallas, Texas with their three daughters. Angela is passionate about God’s Word and believes one woman in God’s Word can change a family, community and ultimately a nation. Her greatest joy is to encourage her children and others to love God greatly with their lives one day at a time. You can connect with her on Instagram.

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