God's word comes alive


A Stream Of Faith
By Charles E. Westbrook

“Heaven and Earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” — Luke 21:33

Most of us have bought something that had to be assembled. When I tried to put it together, it just didn't work. I had parts left over. You know that if you have parts left over, something went wrong. Soon, I went to the instructions, and finally things started to work together. I found reading the instructions very helpful. So I learned that the instructions are there to help guide us in the project.

God created each of us in his image and made us his people. He knows us and gives us help in everything we do. We have a book of instructions that we need to follow closely and learn what it teaches us. It's called the Holy Bible. We need to read it and follow it; we need to live by it. We need to follow him closely and grow in him. The more we read, the more we learn. We can grow in him and learn more about him. Through the Holy Bible we can learn more how to love and obey him.

The Bible also teaches us how to worship God. He has put in the Bible everything that we need to learn how to know his words. We can learn how to share him and tell others about his love for us.  We learn all that he can do for us and about a new life with him guiding us. When we have problems we can't solve and can't handle, all we need to do is let him carry our load for us.

When we read our Bible, we read stories that will help us in our lives. It also tells us how to live and do his will. The Bible tells us what he wants us to do. We must do everything that he tells us. Give him all the glory in your life. Do as he says. Honor him as God, and put him first in your life.

Westbrook is a member of Pearl United Methodist Church and a regular contributor to the Advocate.