Is God’s Word Alive?

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Day 5 Growing With God:

The children were shrieking with fear and delight as they reached their hand down into my bag! What are they doing? My first thought was that they are trying to steal something, but too afraid.  I walked over and asked what is going on?  Their answer dumbfounded me.  “We are trying to pet the Bible, but we don’t want it to bite us!” … That sounds preposterous, so let me explain.

A few years ago I did a Bible Club in a neighborhood in Atlanta that was gang-infested, but more importantly overrun with children who were at risk.  Each week children flocked to attend.  One week, I was teaching a Bible lesson, and one of the children said, “She’s lying to us!  That can’t be true!”  Others started saying, “Yea!  She is lying!”

I held my Bible high above my head and said, “There is One True Living God, and one of the ways he speaks to us is through the Bible.  He is a Holy God, he has never done anything wrong, and he would never lie to us!  His Word, the Bible, is %100 TRUE, and it is alive and speaks to us in our heart.”

Just about the time I said, “It was alive;” the Bible in my hand slid forward and almost jumped out of my hands and fell to the floor. I caught it right before hitting the floor.  Not realizing it at the time, this made the children think the Bible was moving around, because it was alive.

Week after week the children ran to meet my van crying out, “It is my turn to carry the True, Alive, Word of God!”   It was heart-stirring.  It made me think, “Am I that excited about God’s Word, or do I take having it for granted?”

As the months continued to pass, the children began to settle down, and their love for his Word became evident.  It was amazing to witness.

Young children can teach us truths of great magnitude!

God’s Word is life.  Embracing it daily is a comfort, but there are times I allow my day to squeeze out the time, and I shouldn’t.

Falling in love with the Bible is an enormous part of a Christian’s healthy growth.  It is positively ALIVE, and we can trust our lives with it.

Can we say, “I LOVE THE BIBLE?”

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One of my childhood Sunday School teachers always said,                                                                              “You should never have to hunt for your Bible!”

Reading God’s Word is not a resolution, and it is more than a habit.  Reading God’s Word is nutrition for our soul and should be as natural as eating.

As we read and fall in love with God’s Word, our heart will fall deeper and deeper into the unfathomable love and truths our Savior has for us.  Our power verse for this month encompasses what it takes.

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all our strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”  Luke 10:27

Like the children in Atlanta reminded us, lets fall in love with God’s Word with all our heart, then stand back and watch God move and work in our lives like never before!

Thank you for following this journey of 31 Days of Growing with God.

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  1. My daddy always said “never put anything on top of your Bible” because once you did that it was like you were saying it wasn’t important, it could get lost underneath a pile of junk!

  2. This is fantastic, Cathy! It makes me smile and encourages me heart. I can’t say that I am always as excited as those kiddos about my Bible everyday, but I do love the adventure and the life God breaths into me when I read His words.

    So good to “meet” you. Thanks for sharing this.

  3. I love your story about the Living Word. May we be as excited about our Bible as they were as they learned more about Jesus and His love. Thank you for sharing your awesome post with us here at “Tell Me a Story.” http://letmetelluastory.blogspot.com/

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