Recently, someone said to me that their relationship with God had suffered because they no longer had access to their Bible because of circumstances outside of their control
This got me thinking about times in History when Christianity had continued to spread, even when persecution occurred to those who owned a Bible, but also to those who’s Bible’s were burned
Why has it become so ”easy” for Western Christianity to simply ”give up” trying with their relationship with God when everything is not 100% how they thought it to be?
Didn’t God say His will, not ours?
God has given us EVERYTHING we need to live a Godly life. By His power, we have divinely received a gift that manifests in three ways, to ensure we can walk, as Christ did, even when things ”get tough.”
We have the Bible – the written Word” so we can ”see” everything that Jesus was:
”So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.” John 1:14
God has also planted the Word in our hearts, so that we would ”feel” God’s truth of how we should live, by way of our conscience:
”So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls.” James 1:21
Lastly, Jesus also left us with the Holy Spirit to guide us, in His truth, by ”knowing” the direction of righteousness
”But in fact, it is best for you that I go away, because if I don’t, the Advocate won’t come. If I do go away, then I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will convict the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment.” John 16:7-8
Friends, you may not have a Bible, but there are other ways to connect with God. We can build on our relationship with Him, through prayer, and we get to walk by faith with the Holy Spirit, when we can’t clearly see the path we are on.
The Word is the best gift we can have, but it is manifested in three ways! So, let’s start to realise that we actually have all that we need to fulfil all that God predestined us to do – become like Jesus
Categories: 2 Peter