"Let the King of my heart
Be the wind inside my sails
The anchor in the waves
Oh He is my Song
Let the King of my heart
The fire inside my veins
The echo of my days
Oh He is my Song
You are good, good, oh
You’re never gonna let me down
When the night is holding on to me
You are holding on"
-King of My Heart by Steffany Gretzinger
Just let that soak in... "the King of my Heart.... You are good...." I mean that right there just gives me chills and so much joy. He is the center of my life. My passion. My rock; my cornerstone. He is never changing.
This weekend, I had the opportunity to go to my last VR (Vertical Reality). My fourth and final one. Over this time, our sessions consisted of talking about the Bible. I mean of course we did, because it was church camp, but not just talked about it. We DOVE into the Bible and why it is so important. My words can't describe how fired up I am about this book called the Bible. 66 individual books that span over 1500 years. How does that happen? 4 people (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) all have the same stories of Jesus, which by the way is not about them. Jesus left an everlasting impact on their lives, but mine as well. Each scripture is GOD breathed (2nd Timothy 3:16)! Like God wrote that. He spoke through people. Like holy cow. I am just in awe of how special this book is. Most people are like oh, it's just a Bible. Yes, but it is SO much more. It is the greatest opportunity, because it is a letter from God to US. Throughout the Bible, God prevails through everything. He equips us, prepares us, loves us and so much more.
The Bible is awesome, but you can't experience that until you open it. Each scripture has it own specific meaning for YOUR life. In the past, I really struggled with finding the time to sit down with God and just read and talk to Him. I thought it was awkward. I can be, but don't give up! There is so much knowledge and truth in it. God tells us exactly who we are. We are fearfully and wonderfully made. We are altogether beautiful (Song of Songs 4:7), we are children of God, we are hand picked, we are knitted together in our mother's womb. The list is endless. His love is endless. Recently, I have become close with one friend, and she is awesome. Her love for others and for Jesus inspires all that are around her. She has really started to encourage me to sit down with God and just have some one on one time with Him. I can't thank her enough for that advice. When you sit down with Jesus and let Him be in control, some amazing things happen. He fills me back up when I am empty, He sets me back on the right track, He reminds me not to give up, He cares for me. The reason I am so passionate about this is because I can see the work that God is doing in my life and in my heart. I am so much happier with Him right by my side. Everyone desires to have that amor of God ready for battle.
If you are reading this, I hope you can see the passion I have for the Bible. If you are thinking 'yeah, that sounds great but I don't think I can do that', let me encourage you that you can! It will be so worth it in the long run. When you get in a situation, a specific Bible verse will just pop up that you read and protect you! Living for Jesus is the most amazing experience.
Wondering where to start?
If you know Jesus: Read Ephesians!!! Amazing!
If you are unsure about the Jesus thing or just starting out: Read Matthew, Mark, Luke or John. Get to know who Jesus is and see what He has done in people's lives.