One of the greatest gifts the Bible gives us is that it is filled with substance. It is riddled with the history of how a personal God walked and worked with people. How He took a no-name group of people and made them into the most powerful nation on the earth.
It is about how to live in community, how to be a family, how to work, play, teach and train. It is full of wisdom, romance, grace, consequences, choices and colorful characters. The Bible is rich in history, deep in understanding, full of mystery and glorious in expression. It tells of men, women and children, it includes the young and old, it is a book for the slave and the free, the lost and the found. People such as Henry Ford found wisdom in it to invent the automobile, and George Washington quoted it when he was establishing a brand new nation.
People have tried to burn the Bible, kill the ones who printed the Bible, destroy the followers of the Bible and to this day mock the ones who believe the Bible, but it is not moved. It is an ancient text that is unshakable, unbreakable and unstoppable in its ability to inflict change. It is full of substance, secrets, mysteries, over and covert ways of doing life and it is a love letter, a manual, a blueprint for success. No wonder people wanted to take prayer out of school, change the definition of marriage and ban Christian T-shirts—the Word of God is powerful, no matter what format it is presented in.
In Matthew 24:35 Jesus says, "Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away." – Jesus
In a system that is seeking to dumb you down so they can feel as if they have control over you, there is one book that will lift you up, correct you up and build you up from the inside out, and that is the Word of God. If you want to be strong inside, you must know the Word of God; memorize it, not so you can quote it or slap somebody with the truth you know but so you can learn to be a lover of God and a lover of people. The Word of God transforms you from the inside out.
The world is going to shake, challenges will arise, but if you are established in the Word of God, you will be immovable, unshakable and undeniably able to speak less, but say more. And we need some people who have something to say, not just people who talk about a whole lot of nothing. So think deep, pray wide, sing loud, worship hard and watch God dig a well in your life that produces the oil of joy, the rivers of the life and the power of an indestructible life.
Lisa Great is an author, speaker and blogger with Mouthpiece Ministries International. She has been in ministry for over 25 years, she has a BA in Youth and Family Studies, a MA in Education. She can be reached at mouthpieceministries.net;
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