#WhyBible – Impact through reading

#whybible

The Word of God has been part of my (David) life since I was a small child, going to church and being involved with different ministries the Word of God has always been there. I didn’t realize though until I was older how many people did not have this blessing in their life.

My mother once wrote an article for a Church magazine for a missions “contest” and she won an all expense paid trip to Haiti in 1969, the title was “Every Christian is a missionary”,  below is a small excerpt from this article.

Reading in the Bible, I discover that other men, too, were bothered by the commandment, “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” One day a lawyer questioned Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?” After relating the parable of the Good Samaritan, the lawyer understood that everyone was his neighbor.

God lovingly gave His Son to the world, in order that my sins might be forgive, Since He selflessly shared of Himself it is my mission in life as a Christian to share myself and my abilities with those less fortunate.

God shows us His plans when we read His Word and we let it bother us to the point of changing our actions, #WhyBible was important to my mother early in life and it was God and his Word that led her to share herself and her talents with not only her family but everyone that she had influence on throughout her life. She didn’t seem to question, “Who is my neighbor?”,  she just showed them God’s love.

And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice — the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Romans 12:1 NLT

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2 Responses to #WhyBible – Impact through reading

  1. Pop-pop says:

    When the Bible “bothers” us to the point that it moves us to action, then it is completing the cycle Isaiah promised, “So is my word that goes out from my mouth: it will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:11) It was true with your mother, and continues to be true in your life. The more we immerse ourselves in the Word, the more we become usable to accomplish His will.

  2. Jill says:

    Love this post, she was such an inspiration!

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