I know my faith but sometimes, it’s easy to pretend that you KNOW. I am not one to wander around but I have this new found love for The Word. My Bible Study group has been helpful to me in studying. I’ve been reading the Bible with much deeper understanding. I like that it’s systematic and organized. My mind is no longer cluttered and I actually get excited to receive new material every week. You get to study each book, each chapter, and each verse with fresh eyes…and with a heart that is purer…and with a mind that doesn’t over-analyze.
It’s true when they say that some people who grew up in church are those who take for granted their Christianity. I thought I already knew the Bible. I finished all 66 books when I was a teenager and memorized verses by heart. I’ve been active in church especially in my younger years and just before I got married. I grew up with my husband in Children’s Church. We got married in front of our churchmates. Even when I was pregnant, I was still leading praise and worship. My kid now goes to the same Sunday School. Up to now, I can recite several Bible verses almost automatically. Church and worship music have been part of my system for as long as I can remember.
But you know, there is so much to discover about God’s Word and His Being. No, I am not after extra-Biblical revelations…only those that are written, have been explored anew, and that actually came true.
It is written. Right there. In your Bible. Every word about your faith. Your being. Your future. This world. It’s there. So be grounded. Be rooted. In faith. In The Word. In the right doctrine. Don’t go looking elsewhere lest you want to be lost.
I don’t claim to know everything. I just know I should NOT stop learning, reading, and living The Word.
“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” (Psalm 119:105, NIV)