Sunday, May 22, 2011

No one knows about the day or the hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. – Matthew 24:36


Are you still here?  So am I! Have we all been left behind?

  Now, before you think I've gotten off track and have lost my focus in showing you Jesus's love for you, please just hear me out.  I most definitely have not!  If you read and retain anything from any of my Sunday posts,  I want you to remember this, he LOVED you so much that he left "His Word" for you..The Bible. 

I am always amazed at how many overlook the single most valuable tool that God has left for us.  Many even discount the words of The Bible as irrelevant altogether.  It is also sad, that so many close off their ears the minute you quote scripture because they do not like feeling preached to, yet will submit blindly to their preachers words.

  It is heartbreaking to think that there are fellow believers out there who expected the world to end yesterday because that is what they had been taught in their religious circle.  Heartbreaking because had they read the Bible for themselves, I am sure red flags would have been going off in their heads immediately.   Heartbreaking because there may be many whose faith is now shattered. 

Last night, I was talking with my husband after he returned home from work on Saturday, about how the world had not ended.  I was telling him how the thing that has struck me the most about all of this is that there are Christians who are obviously not reading the Bible at all.  He then told me he heard on the radio at work, of a man who has made quite a bit of money selling pet care and lodging for those pets who would be left behind. That man has also been in business for several years now.  Again, I was totally dumbfounded! 

As a fellow believer who has tried and failed to "grow" in faith without committing to reading The Bible, I can speak from experience.  If you truly want to know God, if you want to retain the Love that Jesus has for you, if you simply want to grow in your faith....then read your Bible.  God has not left us empty handed to figure it all out alone or to rely only on the words and stories from others.   You can rely on HIS Word!

Please join me in prayer today for those whose faith may be at a crossroad.  Pray that they will not turn away but instead will grow and deepen their faith.    I also pray that many, myself included will also have a renewed commitment to reading and relying on The Bible. 

Thank you for Sharing Jesus Sunday with me!
Have a blessed afternoon!
Mary