I know personally the power the Bible can have in one’s life. I didn’t grow up in a house that had a Bible. I received my first Bible in 1999 from Karen Henson and JoAnn Allen. It quickly became one of my most treasured possessions. Children often have a “lovey” that they carry with them and sleep with weather it is a stuffed animal or a blanket and over times it shows how loved it is by how ragged it looks. The same is true of my first Bible. It looks a little ragged. The cover is torn, pages are marked up, the maps and concordance have fallen out and the binding is coming undone. It is well loved and has been well used.
There is tremendous power in the Word of God. It has the power to bring life.
but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
The entire book of John was written so that we might come to put our faith in Christ and in doing so have life in Him. The Bible has the power to take those who are dead in their sinful lives and give them new life in Christ.
The Bible has the power to transform our lives because it can speak directly into our circumstances and our relationships. I remember a time when I was very irritated with my husband. I opened my devotional and the verse for the day was this:
15 A continual dripping on a rainy day
and a quarrelsome wife are alike;
16 to restrain her is to restrain the wind
or to grasp oil in one’s right hand.
Talk about conviction! This verse spoke directly to my heart. I was being quarrelsome and trying to be right. I was more focused on being right than being right with God. It completely changed the way I viewed the situation and thankfully, the Lord transformed my heart and I no longer felt the need to argue.
There is tremendous power in His Word. It brings life and it transforms our lives but only if we open it and read it. What does your Bible look like? Is it is still in pristine condition? Might I suggest that if it is, you need to open it and read it more often. It will speak into your life and transform you to become more and more like Christ. Open the Word and read it for yourself today. You might just be surprised by what you read and it might just help you in whatever you are facting today!
- Scripture from www.biblegateway.com