The Author of God's Word is so amazing! It takes my breath away to realize that He is our Abba Father! Praise the Lord! I love this quote so much... It says,"The Bible is the only book where the author in in love with the reader." That is so true! He loves us so much! He cares for us and is with us every hour of the day and I know we couldn't last a few minutes without His love and grace. We need His grace and love so much!
This Author loves us so much. He is a jealous God! Exodus 34:14 says,"Do not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God." He loves you with an unconditional love and He wants intimacy with you! Jeremiah 31:3 says,"I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you." He loves you! You are made in His image and you are chosen by Him! 1 Peter 2:9 says,"But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. We are His chosen people and we are God's special possession! How amazing is that? We are called to bring light wherever we go!
Our Bible is our guide to life. It is always there for us when we need to find answers! We need to live by it! Our Bible is a love letter. We can write our thoughts to God and highlight His Word. It is so hard to highlight when all of it SO good! I want to give you a couple Scriptures about God's Word and how it is so alive and true!! 1 Timothy 3:16-17 says,"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." This book is what is going to equip us for life!! Isaiah 40:8 says,"The grass withers and the flowers fall,but the word of our God endures forever." The things of this world will fall away, but God's Word will always stand! Luke 11:28 says,"He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it." We are going to be blessed if we obey God's Word. Matthew 24:35 says,"Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away." His Words will never pass away.. they will always be alive like a double-edged sword. Matthew 4:4 says,"Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God." Our only hunger is to be more like Christ and eat the meat of God's Word. We need to strive to not follow man's word, but only our Lord's Words! Psalm 18:30 says,"As for God, his way is perfect: The Lord’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him." God is perfect in every way and His Word is flawless. There is never ever a mistake or contradiction in it!
We can't look to this world for counseling or ask people what they think about our problems in life. However, we need to look to our Abba Father! We need to pray and ask God for direction and to read God's Word, because it is flawless in every way! (Hebrews 4:12) I challenge you the rest of the week to not just look at the Bible as a regular book, but to see it in a way that is is alive, living, active, and God breathed!