– Why I Love the Word of God –
I believe that any person, who reflects on their feelings in regard to religion, will be filled with intense wonder. All who are truly religious will be so filled with love to it, that it will be difficult for them to find words to express the intensity of their affection.
God provides great wisdom and benefit to me through His word. I embrace God’s words and laws. I know that acceptance of God’s law is the way of life. As a believer, I enjoy His law and teachings. By thoroughly immersing myself into the Word of God (the Bible), I have more understanding than my enemies, teachers, or elders. I have more control over sin and the greatest happiness life can give. Nothing known to mankind offers anything better.
I meditate on God’s laws throughout each day and work to apply them in every facet of my daily life. Keeping the precepts (words that point out, highlight, the right way) of God fresh in my mind helps me become a wise and understanding individual. I’ve found that earthly knowledge and book learning, by itself, does not produce true character and wisdom. Rather, it is focused, concentrated, and disciplined obedience to God’s commands that produces true character.
The past 2 years have been extremely challenging for me. I relocated to Massachusetts and changed jobs. I had a difficult time passing a test that I needed to obtain my teaching license in MA. After several attempts, God’s grace shined on me and I was able to obtain my license. In fact, it is God’s grace that grounds and empowers everything in my Christian life. Grace is the basis for my Christian identity just as Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 1:10 – “By the grace of God I am what I am.”
I continue to grow my faith by continually studying His word through Bible study. Also, I decided to take it a step further and become a Lay Servant. I recently completed the Lay Servant course work and can now play a greater role at my church. I also continue to shine the light of God in my classroom through subtle but impactful things I do with my students.
Finally, I know that God is always with me. It’s not because I can always feel his presence, because I often cannot. Also, it’s not because I can see how Christian faith lifts me above the struggles of life, because it does not. I know that God is always with me because the Word of God teaches that God is always with us and will never leave nor forsake us.
It is important that we recognize that our lives are sustained by the Word of God and by the knowledge that we gain from His Word.