Hey friends, how are you doing today? How was your weekend? We had a wonderful weekend, thank you for asking. Hubby and I decided to enjoy a quick weekend getaway. It was time to relax and explore a bit further afield in Watkins Glen, along the beautiful CNY Finger Lakes. It was exactly what 2020 recommended and I’m thankful for the time we spent together. We stayed at a rustic; countryside motel called Seneca Lodge. The staff and rooms of this simple yet charming place were all just perfect. Many vacation plans had to be cancelled due to COVID’19, but staycations are excellent in its place. Explore where you live, get to know the city or countryside, see the beauty around you, before life returns to ‘normal’.
Normalcy, comfortable, same; these are my happy place. Change gives me anxiety because change reminds me that I have so little control over so little in my life. The busy of 2019 has become a bit hazy now and I am accustomed to this new normal, but soon change will come again and with it, I must learn to adapt.
I’ve started a study on the women of the Bible. I wanted to delve a bit into the minds of the women, to understand why they did what they did. Sometimes, people of the Bible can be seen as almost supernatural characters, doing and accomplishing the impossible, when in reality, they are real people, just like you and me. Just like us, they served an impossible God, through them He did the impossible and improbable. Like us they sinned and suffered the consequences and like us they obeyed and accomplished great things, but they remained real people. They had desires and needs like us, they cried and worshipped like us, they laughed and stood in awe of God’s greatness same as we do.
I do believe we are in a better position though. We have the beginning and we have the end of the story. The Word of God is complete in it’s telling of all the knowledge we need to have to live godly and peaceably. King Solomon reminds us that there is nothing new under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9) and truly there isn’t anything new. There is no new sin being committed today, that hasn’t already been committed in the past, the consequence of sin remains the same according to Romans 6:23 and Genesis 2:17. Just like in the past, people will twist the Word of God to accomplish their goals, but also like in the past, the Word of God will be preached to draw others to the God of the Universe.
We are privileged to live in this time, yes sin abounds, but grace abounds so much more. We do not live in ignorance; we know the truth. There is no excuse when we are ignorant of the Word of God. To some extent we’ve become lazy Christians. We want to be told what the Bible says rather than finding out for ourselves. Our Heavenly Father speaks; His Word is His primary method; His Spirit helps with our understanding and gives the wisdom necessary to ‘hear’ and obey.
Read the Bible friends, get to know your God. Spend time with the Savior and know the Truth for yourself. Do not be content with simply ‘being told’. How do you know what I say is truth? Read the Bible; God’s Word is truth. Truthfully, it’s the only truth that can be trusted today. Read your Bible for yourself, through prayer seek wisdom and understanding for yourself. Use a trusted Bible commentary and take the time necessary to know that you know that you know for yourself. I can assure you on that day, when we stand before the Holy and Righteous Judge, we will have no excuse for our lack of knowledge.
What period of time, do you wish you lived?