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The Bible with a Heart

August 26, 2015
What does a book do for you? When I read, I enter a different world,

where problems are solved at the end of the book,

where an average, every-day person met with unsurmountable obstacles, yet still comes out okay,

where mistakes, no matter how bad, can be fixed,

where hope still reigns,

where good can be found,

where strength brings victory.

That’s why I like the Bible.

good wins,

hope is found,

strength comes,

answers are there.

When I go to the Bible, I found my direction. I see people, just like me, who have problems, make stupid mistakes, yet still hang onto God’s strength with the hope—and promise of a good ending.

The Bible made me want to be an author, because in its pages, I find answers to life’s problems. But more than that, I met the Author of the Bible Who gives purpose for what I share.

When you read the Bible, do you see the people as real people?  Or do you rush for the principle that will help you through the day?

Rushing for the principle won’t allow you to find the gem. The principle lies beneath the feelings of the people.

David cried to his Lord for mercy. Without feeling David’s sin, his desire for forgiveness, his longing for his heart to be right—can you see the Lord’s mercy?

Mary, the mother of Jesus, pondered all these things in her heart. Can you experience the wonderment of the water turned to wine at the Wedding of Cana? Do you sense the pain of a son grown up, destined to die for her?

Lot lost his family to the world. He left his future sons-in-law behind in a city destined to be destroyed because they did not heed his warnings. He left his wife, not even knowing that she turned to salt, because he was told not to look back? Feeling remorse from choices that did not meet God’s standards, he knew it when he made them, but he wanted what the world offered. It cost too much.

The Bible speaks of heart issues: forgiveness, confession, trust. It exposes your hidden pain to bring you healing. It shows your need to make you complete. It gives you dreams, and makes them come true.

How does it do this?

When you read the Bible,

You meet the God Who made your need so that He could complete it.

You feel the God Who felt your pain so He could bring healing.

You find wishes, you didn’t even know you had, and rest in the God Who makes them possible.

You find the heart of the Bible by meeting the Author.

You find He is sufficient.

You can depend upon Him.

You can rest in Him.

You can know Him.

He is enough.

Do you read the Bible? Do you feel the Bible with your heart? Can you hear its Author calling you to know Him?

The Bible is a story about real people, with hurts, needs, dreams. But it’s also about the God Who made and loves those people and wants them to know Him.

That’s why I wrote my book Until My Name Is Known.

To help you meet the people of the Bible, and the Author Who makes it all possible.

Read it with your heart.

Read it to know the Author.



How do you read the Bible? How is it real to you?
 

Really good article, really makes me think of how I read the Bible. I'll try to be more aware of that from now on. Thanks so much!

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