I have a long standing love for the Word of God. It’s a part of my DNA which I can trace back in my lineage from pastors, evangelists, missionaries and church planters several generations back. Just as people who do a DNA search and find they’re from a specific country or tribe, I can say with absolute certainty that I’m my Fathers child and a part of His Kingdom.
For years now, I’ve been on a journey of discovery, one that has opened my eyes to some critical errors in not only how I was taught by traditional church’s I’ve attended and served in, but also things I’ve believed were true without checking it’s validity. I have concluded that it’s impossible to know God without knowing His nature. To have knowledge of someone is not the same as knowing them intimately.
In the words of Paul to Timothy, “Always be eager to present yourself before God as a perfect and mature minister, without shame, as one who correctly explains the Word of Truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 TPT
I’ve been called out on my views by multiple people over the years and it doesn’t bother me. I’m not a Biblical scholar. I haven’t attended a Seminary school or rubbed elbows with the great teachers over the years, but I’ve spent a lifetime at the feet of Jesus, alone in my room, seeking to know Him and honing my skills in hearing the voice of the Holy Spirit who leads me into all truth. If that’s not qualification enough, it’s all good in the hood. Move along and keep your opinions to yourself. It’s not that I’m unteachable, I just tell it like it’s given to me.
In the process of learning about my foundation, God has given me some amazing teachers to pour into me which He always uses to confirm His Word to me. That’s right! I study, read, listen and sit and when I have questions about what I’m learning, I ask and He always answers me. How He answers is always unique and different, but He always does.
As I branch out into this week of sharing what I’ve learned over the years, I hope there’s something in it that either confirms what you know or challenges you to snuggle up to the One who loves you more then anyone in the world will ever love you. If you don’t take the time to become intimately acquainted with Him, you’ll have nothing to gage the strength of the truth you lean heavily upon.
Father, You’re so easy to love, even when I don’t get what I want, I know I’ve neither got what I’ve deserved. You said that I would know the Truth and it would make me free. You also said You would lead me into that truth. Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. I will not stumble and fall for You watch over my steps. Continue to increase me in wisdom and to give me a deeper love for Your Word. In Jesus’ name, Amen.