Why I believe the Bible is God's Written Word
I believe the Bible is God's message to us, because I read it, believe it, and apply the written word that I find in the Bible to my life. 

I believe the Bible is true; and that it is God's Word sent to us as a gift to use!  I believe God is the absolute truth and I believe there is deception in the world.  

I believe the Holy Spirit guided the writers of the Bible to write as they listened to the voice of God.  God's Word is good for us!

I believe the Bible is God's message to us, because I read it, believe it, and apply the written word that I find in the Bible to my life.

I mix my faith with God’s Word, and God’s Word is of benefit to me in every single aspect of my life. 

I know that I experience more blessings from God when I choose to learn and obey his Word because I experience being blessed when my heart is right with God. 

I also experience a distance to God when I oppose his Word.

I read the Bible to change me; not the world!

The Bible reminds me of goodness that I seem to have forgotten when my emotions want to consume my mind and heart. I receive knowledge in the Bible from God that is like a light on knowledge that I already had but did not know until God revealed my own heart to me through his Word.

Scriptures are words that speak directly to my heart, spirit, and soul as if the author knew my soul—because he did.

From my personal experience, scriptures are from God for me to know him and his goodness in the depths of my soul. 

With knowledge, we can choose to obey God. 

I read the Bible to change ... whether I think I am right or not. I seek God’s thoughts in his Word, and I find them. Knowledge from the Bible comes with understanding when we read it with God, seeking his thoughts about all things with a willing heart to change. 

Scriptures enable us to know what to do always. This is the gift that seems to be a mystery to those who give up on hearing God's message to them; or place their doubts in Scripture (His Word to us) too soon.

If you have transposed a doubt over your faith in God’s Word, was it God who told you to doubt? 

I hope you can believe, because God’s given knowledge through HIS Word is his gift to you so that you can live well with him. 

Be sure your knowledge is from God; and not from an opinion given by man!

Inspirational messages are many times given to us through man; we are God's gift to each other!  Yet, test the source of the knowledge that is given. There are 2 types of wisdom that come to us!  I learned this in the Bible at just the right time!

Read James 3:13-18

Healthy knowledge is good for you and based on the facts in the Scriptures ... Holy Spirit revelations always agree with God's Holy Word.  

Always test the source of opinions and thoughts that come to you.  One brings frustration, confusion and destruction / But God's Wisdom brings Peace, Comfort, Joy, Blessings and LIFE!

The truth in God's Word will come with peace and deliverance from all evil.  God's Word is also relative to what actually will work and bring good in your life.

The Bible is God's gift to us that has the power to change our life!

I hear a lot of gossip about the Bible, but like all gossip, I like to know the truth for my self.  

Listen to your heart...and test these words...The Spirit of God will tell you the truth!

Scriptures are given to us by God and are capable of bringing about transformation in those who take it seriously.  

The Bible is the living Word of God that HE has given us to teach us how to change our lives and live the good life that HE created us to live!

God speaks to us through the Words in the Bible, telling us how to live for HIM.  

HE answers our questions and shines light on our problem enabling us to see as God sees, as HE directs us to change. 

In a heart of God, it not only makes sense!  

Far greater than our comprehension Is God's power and authority over all things...God's power is behind HIS Word!  

If we seek to know God in the Bible, we can apply HIS wisdom to our life.  Like a miracle, it roots down deep inside of our heart to actually make a difference in our life!

God's Word found in the Bible changes lives!  It improves my quality of life to the full! 

That is what reading the Bible with God does for me!  And God can do the same for you...anyone who seeks to know God...HE will make HIMSELF known.

May God speak to your heart today about what the Bible could mean to your life...it is a direct line to get to know God and it is God's way that enables us to get to know who we really are.  The Bible is God's gift to us! 

Love and prayers, Karen

The Bible is God's gift to us that has the power to change our life!

James 3:13-18 (ESV)

Wisdom from Above

13 Who is wise and understanding among you? 

By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. 

14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. 15 This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 

16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.

17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. 18 And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

Peace and Joy swell up inside of me, where I once was lost in confusion of 'why do I feel this way?"  and "I know this is wrong to feel this way, but how can I change the way I think, feel or act?"

The answer is found in the Word of God...Only God can reveal to us these things!  We can do no great thing alone, but we can do all great things through Christ who gives us strength!

2 Timothy 3:16-17  "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."

Have you read the Bible?  There are several translations to enable us to understand in the language barrier. Find a good Christian book store, pray about the right translation Bible for you.  If I were to recommend a Bible, I use the NIV Study Bible and refer back to the KJV.  The NIV, a modern translation, just makes the language barrier of the old KJV more understandable.

Our Spirit will agree when God leads us to truth with peace from God!  God reveals to us the message that HE gives to us. "God's active involvement in the writing of Scripture, is so powerful and pervasive that what is written is the infallible and authoritative word of God."

God's Word makes a difference in my life and God's Word can make a difference in your life...But you have to read it and make up your own mind...each person is to make up their own mind...and we are to test everything for the goodness of God.

 2 Timothy 3:16-17  "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work."

The Bible is God's Word in which HE shows us HIS character...we can get to know God through reading HIS Word!  HE wants to speak to us through the Bible, telling us how to live for HIM and answering crucial questions.

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