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The Bible Tells Me So

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  John 3:16 NIV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.“Who is this Jesus, anyway? Why do you bother with Him?”

I looked the asker in the eye and answered, “Life is so short, my friend. With Jesus, my life has no end.” 

In disbelief, he laughed, “Oh, really? How can you know that?”

Quoting a childhood song, I smiled and answered, “The Bible tells me so!”                                                                                                       

I’m not just a Christian because I was raised in church, attended Sunday school, or went to church on Christmas and Easter. I’m a Christian because I believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God. Jesus is God, so when Jesus speaks, God speaks. And Jesus said, The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing His work (John 14:10). Jesus’ promise is God’s promise.

When God speaks, I want to hear what He says. I want to hear Him tell me how to love that annoying co-worker, how to forgive that loved one who has pierced my heart, which path to take, and for whom to pray. When I gave my life to Jesus and accepted His forgiveness, I had to make commitments in my thinking. The main one was that the Bible is God’s Word.

The Bible is a compass directing our lives. We have the answers to the mysteries of life through our faith. God has something to say every day, whether through a devotion, a verse in the Bible we read, or during a quiet time with Him. He is anxious to hear from us. 

I find a new fullness and clarity in my day when I check in with God before I do anything else. Feeling the affirmation of His love through devotions and fellowship with other Christian women puts a peace and confidence in my heart.

When others ask you how you can know you’re a Christian, tell them because the Bible tells you so. 

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Barbara Duncan

Barbara Duncan is a child of God who enjoys sharing her Christian faith with other folks. She is a licensed pastor serving in a small Pennsylvania church and a retired high school English teacher.  Precious Pearls of Faith, her second published work, was born out of her desire to share thoughts on faith with those who might have the same questions she does and the same desires to explore our beliefs in Jesus Christ.