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Sunday, 30 March 2014

Word of God!

Have you ever wanted to have a conversation with Jesus?

I mean sit down in person, beside Him and talk….just like you would with anyone else…

What do you think He would say?

What do you imagine?

Jesus is the Word of God.  He came from heaven, to Earth, was born a baby, a human being, and spoke only what The Father told Him to. (See John 1 and John 8:28)

The Word became Flesh and dwelt among us and we saw His glory…

Many Christians are passionate about the Bible because they realise it contains the Words of God for all people.  Indeed people have risked their lives to get The Word into people’s hands in their native language, because they have experienced what a transformation it makes.

I am passionate about The Word of God…the Word of God is Jesus, and if I want to hear His words for me, I need to spend time reading them.

Jesus reached me with very challenging words in 2005.

I was in a hotel room and opened a Gideon’s Bible.  The Gideon’s are a Christian organisation providing Bibles to places like hospitals and hotels etc…

Jesus’ words to me were challenging, but they were true because He is truth.  Like the woman at the well (John 4:1-42) whom Jesus told all she’d ever done…Jesus described the woman I was on the inside…the person I truly was, and that I hid from everyone…no one but God could have spoken about me like those words I read.  And this is why, still to this day, I pray and ask God to speak to me through His Word and open my Bible and read, seeking daily transformation.

Some people may scoff at having reverence for The Holy Bible, some people struggle to spend time reading it, and I must say that yes, it does take commitment and dedication to read the Bible in a reverent way.  It takes a heart that is seeking after The Lord and His Way, to be humble and open it to hear what God will say, while spending time with Him reading His Words.

Like when we are children and our parent lovingly gives us horrible tasting medicine…I don’t know about you, but if it was up to me I wouldn’t take it…I did because my mother made me.  We don’t always like doing things that are challenging and difficult.

Take for example when someone is truly dedicated to pursuing their talent…usually they have natural ability to begin with…then they commit and excel. 

But being humble and open to a growth to become more godly, I don’t think is natural for our sinful nature.  I think this is why people internally make excuses for not spending time reading their Bible.  Or try to discredit the Bible because then they are not as challenged.

If I can leave you with some encouragement today, it would be that when you commit to spending time with The Lord in His Word a miracle happens…yes I can say it truly does because God is faithful and true and it happened to me.  

He will put His Word into your heart and mind (Jer 31:33; Heb 8:10) and The Bible will become like sweet honey (Psalm 119:103) and it will still be medicine for your soul.  Then like when you were trained as a child to get used to the strange tasting medicine and appreciate it for its healing properties – The Bible will become precious to you, and you too will pass it onto others because you love them and know it heals.

This song from Mercy Me, ‘Word of God Speak’ is very meaningful for me, and I hope it encourages you also.  

In love, Melanie J

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