The first and major indication of a transforming work of God is a new need for the truth, a conviction where the truth is to be found, a zeal for the Word of Truth, an appetite for God’s Book. And not just the first sign, but also God’s recipe for progress to maturity. As Peter put it: ‘Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord’ (2 Pet. 3:18); as Paul instructed Timothy, ‘Abide in the things you have learned…the sacred writings…all Holy Scripture…’ (2 Tim. 3:14-16).
To love and constantly ponder the Scripture is our hall-mark.
Don’t lose sight of [my words]. Let them penetrate deep into your heart, for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body.