Friday’s Favorite

Lately I’ve had occasions when fellow Christians have asked me “who’s your favorite tele-evangelist or Christian author?”   When I respond that I don’t watch tele-evangelists or read Christian authors from the New York Times best seller list, I get the strangest looks (and attitudes).  Almost like I am “not in the groove with the Church”.

1 Corinthians 1: 11-13 For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there is quarreling among you, my brothers. What I mean is that each one of you says, “I follow Paul,” or “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Cephas,” or “I follow Christ.” Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?

Actually, I would rather use the time I have to read and study The Word of God.  I know there is only one way to study God’s Word.  So when I pick up my Bible, I humbly pray and ask Our Heavenly Father in faith believing to guide me.   Through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit I am able to understand the Truth.   Quickening the Holy Spirit before I begin to read the Bible is more than a spiritual formality to me.  It’s essential for me to fully appreciate and understand Scripture.  Since the Bible was written by God through man, it only makes sense that it’s best read by man through God.  The Holy Spirit is almost like a “decoder”— the discernment the Holy Spirit allows the Word to be fully understood by any believer seeking the Truth.

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There is great peace and joy in knowing the Lord Jesus Christ as my Savior. I am blessed to serve our Heavenly Father through Him. Everyday is a new day to share the the glorious Gospel message of grace and forgiveness; the blessings of hope; the Father God's eternal promises; and the importance of living daily in the will of God according to the Scriptures, especially now with the world in chaos and uncertainty. My life before I asked God to forgive me of all my sin through the blood of Jesus Christ and I repented (turned away from it); was one of utter selfishness in all aspects of my life. I partied, I lived for ME and only me! Now, I live for Him, with great joy daily. I want to share the Gospel, encourage other sisters/brothers in Christ through prayer and do as He leads by the faith He's given through His abundant grace! Read more on my "About Me" page at my site.

8 thoughts on “Friday’s Favorite”

  1. I love reading good Christian books by pastors and ministers as well as hearing them speak online but I agree with you 100% that nothing can replace reading the Word of God. It is helpful to learn from others but it is even better to be directly taught by the Holy Spirit as He speaks to our heart and opens up the truth written in God’s Word while we read it. 🙂

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  2. I have to agree with you. I do learn from a few others but the Bible is my main source of information. I put much of my faith in relying on the Holy Spirit and the Word to teach me. I am not much of a book reader unless its the bible, I have tried but I am just not good at reading books. We got rid of cable 2 years ago and I don’t miss it at all. I know I am not up to date on things but If something important is happening in the world I hear others talking about it. In the groove or not, I have to agree with you.

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  3. Since the Bible was written by God through man, it only makes sense that it’s best read by man through God. Yes it is it is the greatest source of inspiration for man in every situation! Thanks for the video I love Kristy Nockels voice.

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  4. From reading His Word, it is obvious that God INTENDED it to be His Word to us, as if every word was spoken directly by Him, just for ‘me’. As you say, because of our limitations, we need illumination as we read and we praise God that Holy Spirit is always present and will always give that illumination. He takes the words and makes them REAL and APPLICABLE to us in whatever situation we are in.

    What an amazing God!

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    1. An amazingly loving generous Creator God–who is Our Father and Our Savior! Praise Him for His grace and love to the world.

      Blessings sister Angela as we watch and wait for Him, serving Him with gladness!
      Stephanie

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