I love to be
Like a kite
In the wind,
Lifted by the Spirit
To soar like an eagle.
The Bible isn’t a course of study.
It’s light to unmuddy your heart
And get you on God’s course.
Read with the head
But read with the heart
Gives you a new start.
When you need
A fresh point of view,
Read the Bible
And let it work in you.
To study the Bible as curriculum can make your heart numb. When it is read with devotion it will heal your emotions. It’s easy to quote the Bible, but it takes courage to emote the Bible–to open up and let it burn in your heart.
Christians are too often Bible “peekers” instead of Bible seekers. If you want to experience what the first Christians experienced, you need to regularly read and follow what they wrote.
When I let my soul soak in the Bible, the words go beyond my brain and heal my pain. When I humbly ponder the words of the Bible, the power of the Lord begins to radiate within me.
When the Bible is presented as academic, it makes people spiritually anemic; but as God’s light, it releases supernatural delight. Christians who don’t regularly read the Bible with a humble, open heart are like farmers who don’t plant any seeds.
When read from the heart, the Bible becomes the map that leads to spiritual discovery and life recovery. Even when I don’t understand the Bible, its words stand under me and lift me up! I don’t analyze the Bible. It analyzes me & causes me to fix my eyes on Jesus.
The Bible isn’t a boring book of ancient history. It’s a living guidebook for experiencing Jesus and His story in your daily life.
Academic study of the Bible is formally called “biblical criticism.” Perhaps it would be better if we let the Bible criticize us. It’s a treadmill trying to prove the Bible wrong; but you’ll discover that God’s real, when you let the Bible prove you wrong.
Christianity is about discipleship, not scholarship–about obeying the living Jesus. It’s not about trying to figure Him out.
When you have a strong desire, the Bible teaches that life doesn’t require that you do it. Free will can mean freedom or bondage, depending on how you use it.
Much good has been left unsaid. I love to discover some of it and say it.