May 25th, 2017
As I sat in my office this morning, I looked over at my desk and noticed my Bible sitting there. It had not been opened yet.
My Bible was turned so I could clearly see the end of it. I could not take my eyes off of it for more than a few moments. Staring at the end of the worn pages that once were silver in color, my mind raced through thousands of years of history. As I stared at these pages, I wondered where I fit within the pages of the book?
It is indeed the history of the world from the beginning to the end, from Genesis to Revelations. It is “His-story” who is the author and the finisher of our faith. It is “His-story” who is the Creator of the Universe. It is “His-story” in the lives of millions of people from the first man to the last.
This is the book that is not magical, but it is more powerful than a two-edged sword. Within the covers of the Bible one finds a newness that is fresh every day. Within the pages one finds comfort and peace where we fall on our faces to worship God because of His love we do not deserve.
Within these pages we fall to our knees due to conviction and shame from our sins. We fall under the weight of carrying our griefs and sorrows then find Jesus there with open arms to heal and bring peace.
Within the pages we find the rise and fall of nations and earthly kingdoms. We can read of the struggles for life and the joy of entering into a secret place of God where the enemy can no longer oppress.
For me, I stared at my Bible with a hunger to begin again the constant finding of truths from the Holy Bible of God. It was time to pray before opening, asking the Holy Spirit to bring the Word of God alive to my weary soul, heal my aching body, and set my spirit on fire.
Someone once said, “The closer you get to God the dirtier you feel.” I have never forgotten those words of truth. As God is still perfecting us, washing us, and cleansing us, standing near the Holy, Holy, Holy God brings us to an Isaiah chapter six experience where our self-righteousness is “undone.” It is then that God lifts us up, touches our lips with His truth, and sends us out.
For a personal revival, turn to the pages of the Bible, God’s Holy Word to find a pond you will fish from the rest of your life.