The next two weeks at Asbury, I’m going to be preaching on the Bible, as part of our series “The Path.” I’m very excited about these messages, as I think that for many of us, the Bible can be really scary.
There are so many things about the bible that we feel like we don’t understand. That we aren’t sure that we can understand. That cause us to throw our hands up and say, there’s no way that will ever “get it.”
As I prepare for these messages, I keep hearing God point me over and over to His word as I prepare for these. Listen to what I read today in 2 Peter 1:19-21:
And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
I really, truly believe that God’s word will speak to us, when we listen. You don’t have to always understand it. God isn’t always speaking just to your head. Sometimes (most times) He is speaking to your heart.
He loves you.
He has claimed you.
You are His.
He wants you to grow, closer to Him, and closer your neighbors, your family, your friends.
He has given us His Word as His love letter to us. Take time to read it. To listen.
He will speak through it you. I know He will. May we take time to read, and to listen.
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