Why Read Scripture?

ID-10015132It’s amazing what you can learn from an eight-year-old!

This morning as we were getting ready for school, Jake (the eight-year-old) told me he was really scared of airplanes.  Of course, flying was the topic of discussion because husband and father, Lee, had just left earlier for a business trip.

I asked Jake why he was scared and he said it was because he was afraid of crashing…DUH!

Ok, let’s just say that a few years ago I would have agreed and told him I was right there with him (even if it was the worst possible answer I could have given to a child – never said I would get the #1 mom award).  However, this morning my answer was very different.

I said, “Don’t you think God knows where you are every minute of the day?  And don’t you think He knows when your last day is going to be?  So, don’t you think you should trust Him to care for you until it is your time to die?”

Jake with the heart of an angel said, “How do you know all this stuff, Mom?”

(This is where my mom heart swells and I feel like the most loved person in the world!!)

My answer was that I’ve read it in God’s Book.

“Is that what you are reading every morning when I come downstairs for breakfast?”

YEP!!

Since the boys begrudgingly left for school this morning, I have run that conversation through my head multiple times.

The honest truth is that I finally do trust that God will take care of me and my babies because He really does tell me so!! (Don’t make me break out into the song…haha!!)

The Bible is full of promises and answers, but the caveat is that we have to READ it to find out what they are.

We can listen to sermons, stories or other’s renditions of what they believe, but we will never feel it for ourselves unless we wipe off the dust and open up the book!

Here are a few examples of why I feel safe in the Heavenly Father’s arms today:

In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, … Psalm 91:1-16

Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. Matthew 28:20

I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. John 10:28

Reading the Bible has changed my life and it has given me a peace that is beyond imagine in the midst of grief, pain, confusion…and most of all, in my day to day life.

I do not have all of the answers, but I sure know where to find them!!!

How often do you read your Bible?

Some Wisdom for Today:  Proverbs 19:23 – The fear of the Lord leads to life, and whoever has it rests satisfied; he will not be visited by harm.

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One Response

  1. Loved this one!!! Oh so true! Whether it’s financial, professional or personal, He truly does supply all of our needs and that is a HUGE relief to me because it’s one less thing I have to worry about. Go Jake and mom!!!! xo

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