“Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is FREEDOM!” (2 Cor. 3:17)
I absolutely love it when I understand a Biblical concept! I know that sounds a little strange, not like the usual, “I love pizza” or “I love that dress,” but it is true! Too many times I have heard people say they, “don’t get that religious stuff” or “Bible study is boring.” If they only knew the freedom that comes from understanding God’s Word!
I have taught Bible study for over 10 years and throughout that time women have come to me and said that God’s word is just what they needed in their life and they would be lost without it. That is music to my ears, and I am sure it is music to God’s as well! He gave us His word to help us. It is “living and active. Sharper than any double edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).
So many of us turn to what the world offers for our life through magazines or books that may not be all bad, however, the Word offers us truth and hope in all areas of our life.
One of my favorite Bible studies is from Beth Moore called, “Breaking Free: Making Liberty in Life a Reality in Life.” In the study Beth talks about the benefits of your relationship with God. They are:
- To know God and believe Him
- To glorify God
- To find satisfaction in God.
- To experience God’s peace.
- To enjoy God’s presence.
She goes on to say, “One of the most important truths I hope we’ve learned is that any benefit missing in our individual lives for any length of time is an indicator of a stronghold, an area of defeat. We are never more beautiful portrayals of mortals who know and believe God than when others can look at our lives, hear our testimonies, and say, ‘It is true.’ Beloved, that’s what it means to be living proof! If you bask in knowing God and dare to believe Him, someone close by has seen truth through your witness whether or not you are aware of the effectiveness of your testimony.”
Becky – a New Life Network Counselor