I am often amazed at how the Lord uses His Word. I am humbled that He would use me to teach His Word to others, and then He works through that ministry. In my life, I came to know Jesus by reading His Word. The Holy Spirit spoke to my heart that night and Jesus became “a real person” to me. God doesn’t need anything else to communicate to the hearts of men. As Paul said, God has chosen to use the foolishness of preaching to proclaim the message of life.
It is an awesome thing to stand before people, share God’s Word, teach what the text is saying, and watch the Holy Spirit work among people! I am no fancy preacher. I am not a gifted orator. I am not creative. I desire to share God’s Word and help people understand the Book. The rest of the work is up to the Lord. His Word never returns void. His Word is eternal. His Word doesn’t change. I am glad that it will never go out of style. The only thing that I strive to do in my preaching and teaching is never to be boring. God’s Word is not boring and I don’t want to make it appear boring when I speak.
Christians in America are always ready to buy the newest book on growing closer to God, or learning more about God. The truth is, read His book. We don’t need another book published in order to grow. Amazingly the Church survived well for almost 1500 years without a Christian Publishing House. Reading a book about growing closer to Him and not reading the Bible is like reading a detailed description of strawberry cheesecake. It sounds good, it sounds delicious. I can describe the ingredients, the texture, the flavor, and the feeling. But if you really want to know about a Strawberry Cheesecake…eat one! As the Psalmist says, “taste and see that the Lord is good!”