Tuesday, May 09, 2006

In Time of Need

In the last few weeks, I have spent practically zero time studying Scripture. That is definitely the sign of a problem—namely, pride. I’ve had it in my head that “self sufficient” is my middle name. Well, my middle name is closer to “pitifully weak and sinful.”

As situations in life continue to go in different directions than I planned, I’ve struggled with frustration and even depression. Coming face to face with my sin for the umpteenth time has made me aware, once again, how desperate I am for a Savior.

How timely, then, for Brent Detwiler to visit our church on Sunday and preach on the centrality of the Scriptures…

  • Scripture has its origin in God Himself
  • Scripture is reliable
  • Scripture is authoritative
  • Scripture is clear
  • Scripture is sufficient
  • Scripture is a priority

Over the last couple days, I’ve been poring over Scripture again. I also picked back up Trusting God, which I’ve been neglecting lately. God is being faithful to wash me with the water of the Word (Ephesians 5:26), encourage my faith and joy in Him, and motivate me to pursue holiness for the glory of His name.

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