God’s Word transforms lives! If this is true, then what should my life look like today? How would my world be different if I truly embraced the words of the Bible?
I would be teachable…
I would learn to love God more… I would obey His Truth out of love…
My thoughts and my ideas would become His thoughts and His ideas…
I would become more like Jesus!
Scripture tells me God’s story and it also tells me about myself. It is a divine library, a collection of 66 writings by more than 40 authors. Miraculously it tells one story, the story of Jesus Christ. He is the central message. Redemption is the story!
The gospel of John begins, “In the beginning was the Word,?and the Word was with God,?and the Word was God.??He was with God in the beginning.??Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.?In him was life,?and that life was the light?of all mankind.?The light shines in the darkness,?and the darkness has not overcome?it.” (Read John Chapter 1:1-18)
John identifies Jesus as the Word and he reminds us that Jesus is Eternal, the Creator, and real Life can be found in Him. Jesus, as the Word, takes on a human body and dwells in the midst of His people, His creation.
The reason John writes this good news is so that,” you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name.” (John 20:31) Believing Jesus is life. John’s gospel shows us the Father through the Son so that we can know #LifeinHisSon.
What does life look like when I believe the Bible? I will understand who I am, why I am here, and where I am going. I may experience struggles and face challenges but ultimately I find rest in His plan. When I don’t believe the Bible, I construct a fragile reality to attempt to make sense of the ever-shifting world around me—my anxiety increases and I have no stability. I have learned that I cannot face struggles and challenges without the Word.
God transforms believers who devote time and attention to study, while applying the truths found in His Word. I learn to engage the truth purposefully and passionately so that I might grow one step of faith at a time. Then the question arises, what do I need to surrender so that God is made larger in my life?