Matthew 6:33 “What you should want most is God’s Kingdom and doing what He wants you to do. Then he will give you all these other things you need.” (ERV)
Matthew 6:33 “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (NIV)
What the Bible verse mean? What is this Kingdom of God?
I was born Deaf, but became deaf through a marvel of technology: the hearing-aid. What’s the difference between Deaf and deaf? Heart language and culture. There is a range in the severity of deafness. Mine was severe enough so I could not hear well enough to use a spoken language. Fortunately, hearing aids became available to me when I was in second grade. They were very large and expensive. With the hearing aid I could learn to speak English with the help of a Speach Therapist. My therapist also taught me how to read lips. English became my heart language, not ASL. So I was able to make my way through public schools. I barely made it to college, but then almost flunked out in my first term. By changing to a different major and minor, I had more teachers who spoke English without an accent. That made all the difference for me. I struggled all the way to graduation. Continue reading
Ah, John 3:16. The most often quoted of all verses of the Bible. It is the “Good News” of eternal salvation offered by God to believers. I grew up deaf and hearing impaired, not Hearing. Church did not appeal to me. Because of my deafness and hearing impairment, I did not learn much or understand much. But, John 3:16 was one of the very few verses I learned to memorize. Continue reading