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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Week of March 20-24: Truth Tuesday-A Life Manual

"All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." (2 Timothy 3:16-17, NIV)

Every Christian knows that the book we pick up every week to read is a life manual. Sometimes, I don't think we fully grip in our mind what that means. We should be turning to it time and again for anything in our lives--troubles, joy, confirmation, nurturing and guidance.

"For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart." (Hebrews 4:12, NIV)

The Word of God is straight forwardly all-powerful. It truly is our life manual. Some people dispute its validity in this age we live in now. But nothing changes. As Hebrews tells us in 13:8, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." He never changes. So, therefore, His Word never changes. 

If you're at a place in your walk where you have dry bones and haven't opened your Bible in a while--ask God to give you fresh water, a fresh desire to read His Word. I have been there. Most people have--if not all Christians, if they were honest with themselves. Not everything is mountaintops and roses in our walk with God. If it was then we would have no reason to lean on God and His Word. A lot can be learned in those valleys however uncomfortable they may be. But don't lose heart or give up. God hasn't moved. He's still there walking with you and waiting lots of times for us to just turn to him and surrender our selfishness, our I-think-I-can-do-this-on-my-own mentality. We can't do this thing called life alone--people do, but having lived half my life not knowing the Lord--I would never want to go back to living without God. The Bible says see and taste that the Lord is good. Once you taste that goodness you will want to love and be loved by the Savior who gave His life for you. Nothing is more powerful than that.