I placed fourth in the Senior Division and fifth in the whole Bee! I was able to say all my passages before the two minute sign and finished the test with a few minutes to spare! I'm not taking the credit though. The Lord was with me every moment, helping me and guiding me. Many thanks to my Mom for all that she did to help me to be successful this year and for all her and Mrs. Boone's hard work to make this year's Bee amazing and fun! Although, they couldn't have done it without the help of the many volunteers from around the state!
Now I would like to share with you my testimony on how this year's study and God who ultimately change my life. (This testimony I gave in front of everyone at the Bee along with a few others, who also gave their testimonies.)
How many of you would agree that this years Bible Bee was the best? I certainly do! The Lord has truly changed my life from studying the book of 1 John! The one thing that really stood out to me was how much God loves me! It's overwhelming to think about! One time while I was listening to our scripture CD song of Acts 10:38-43 my eyes began to fill with tears. Not only was the song really moving, but the passage was amazing! God has loved me so much that He sent His Son to die for me! Acts 10:38-43 sums up His life. I mean God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and power. Jesus then took that power and went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil and the whole time God was with Him. There were witnesses to prove that He was human. Then her died for us, rose again for us, and now lives for us. He showed Himself to witnesses, who were chosen by God. Prophets of old prophesied over and over again of His coming. And now He lives! He reigns! He is King over all! He loved us enough to go through all that for us; to save us! I just wanted to encourage all you contestants, that it's not about the contest, prizes and all. It's about living out what we have learned. Living the way Jesus did. He lived for others because He loved others, so fellow believers walk in love!
What a comfort this passage is! Come to the Lord and He will give you true rest! Follow Him for His burden is much lighter than ours. Cast your cares upon Him, for He cares for you! Always remember He is right beside you every moment of every day! Just call out to Him! I pray that if any of you are struggling that God would shine His light upon you.
Bee-cause of Him,