Greetings All,

I pray that you have been experiencing the blessings of God! I mean all the blessings of God. Why is it that we always connect blessings with monetary or physical things. You know what I mean, if we have money then we are blessed, if we have good health then we are blessed and if we have the newest and best thing then we are blessed. When did blessing change to these things that will pass away. Jesus said, “Don’t collect for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. But collect for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves don’t break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also (Matthew 6:19-21). By the way he was talking about fasting and praying and how it looks to people who are looking at us. He was saying that if we are just wanting people to see us and be impressed then we have already gain the blessing or reward. So, I ask again why is it that we are so focused on stuff and things. I want to talk to you about a blessing that is so great and so mighty but it is so overlooked even in the church. It is the Word of God! Yes, the Bible! You see I believe that this is one of the greatest blessings that we have been given. It has all the questions and the answers that we have ever had and then some.

I guess I am shocked that not to many people get hungry for the Word of God. I know we all have been hungry before, but not to many of us have gone without food, and when we do, we get grumpy and short tempered and some of us get sick. But we don’t even think about the fact the we have not read the His love letter to us in days, weeks, months and maybe years. Oh, by the way, getting it read to you on Sunday mornings dose not count. I also want to say we need to stop using the excuse that, “how do we know it is what we are suppose to have?” or my favorite, “well it was written by men so It can’t be right.” Look, this is what we have and there is more proof in what the Bible says is true then that Shakespeare existed (look it up). I think we use these excuses because we don’t want to hear what might be in there. I believe this is because we in the church has taught us to focus on interpretations of man and we have mess up so much. There are hard things to hear in there but there is also some of the most amazing promises, encouragement and even laments about life. There is nothing in there that can’t speak to us today! This Bible is the first deceleration of independence, it’s the first ever Constitution of a Godly people and it is the most accurate history source that we have for the times it was written in. It’s is a compilation of songs, poems and pros. It is an amazing romance story and there is action like we see in most movies today. Maybe I am not being clear. Let me try it this way with a video that I thought was funny (if you like Monty Python).

Look, I want to start pushing the use of the Bible in our everyday lives. I want us all to start bringing Bibles to church and Bible studies and I want us to get going on reading and studying it – I want us to know it. I am not sure how I am going to push this but I am sure you will start seeing things soon. No more excuses, make a time and a place. Get your heart pump up and be filled with the Word of God!

In His Grip and His Word,
Pastor Jason