Wednesday, 9 March 2016

40 Acts - Day 25: ' WORD UP '

Some of us are dab hands at memorising Bible verses. Some of us get them mixed up with Disney and Shakespeare quotes. All of us, though, can probably remember a time when a Bible verse shone an incredible light into our situation. Give that gift of light, freedom and hope to someone else today.

I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
(Psalm 119:11 NIV)

I love the Bible! It’s the inspired word of God and I don’t quite know how I’d get through life without its teaching and truth. People have risked life and limb for this book and yet sometimes we seem to treat it with contempt. The pre-eminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India, Mahatma Gandhi, said this: ’You Christians look after a document containing enough dynamite to blow all civilisation to pieces, turn the world upside down and bring peace to a battle-torn planet. But you treat it as though it is nothing more than a piece of literature.’

We need to start treating the Bible like the dynamite it is and recognise that it’s so much more than just a book!

What’s your favourite Bible verse? Mine is part of Romans 8:31: ‘If God is for us, who can be against us?’ (NIV). I’ve always found it to be a huge encouragement and a bringer of perspective regardless of all that’s going on around me. Sharing a verse of scripture with others can encourage and help them too. Consider what verse you could share, who you could share it with and the best way to share it today.

Go on. Share it! Get your phone out and tweet it to the masses or text it to an individual. Ring a friend and share a verse. Share a verse over a coffee with someone. Give someone else one of the greatest things you can today – eternal truth from the word of God! Go on bless someone else today, right now.

Today's blog was written by Gavin Calver from Evangelical Alliance
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