I’m just curious. No, I’m not a cat, but, how many Bible believing, Jesus followers, saved by grace through faith, Born again Christians believe that the Bible was inspired by God, was written by Him, through His Apostles?
I hear so many people give so many different excuses for not believing there is a God or the Bible. “There might be a God, no, there isn’t a God, well, the Bible has been translated so many times it’s just a bunch of stories and who knows if it is true or not? It was just a bunch of stories by a bunch of guys a long time ago, its all fantasy.”
I have even heard pastors say, “Its nice stories.” These are supposedly people who have been called “by God” to preach the truth of His word! How do people formulate these ideas and why? I don’t have all the answers, but one I think rings really loud and clear. If the Bible is true and I choose to believe it, then Someone else has control and not me. Humans want control! We want to live our lives the way we want to live our lives and if the Bible really was written through men by God, then I have to give over my wants and my desires to Someone that is greater than I am. Nope, don’t want to do that!
This is what amazes me about non-believers and even some so-called Christians. And don’t get me wrong, I was one of those non-believers for 49 years! I wanted nothing to do with this so-called, “loving God.” That’s another story I won’t go into here. But, back to my question. Those of us that do believe the Bible was written by God through men, then why is it so difficult for people to believe that when I say, “God writes my books, I just type them?” that I’m not lying!
If men of the past sat down and the Lord gave them the words in the Bible, the accounts of what they say, what they witnessed, then why is it so hard to believe that God won’t do that today through His children? He said He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. In my, maybe crazy way of thinking, that means that if He did it 2000 years ago He’ll continue to do it today!
I’m not the only one that the Lord uses to get His message out there. There are tons of books written by men/women that bring His words onto paper to give insight, enlighten, entertain, educate, encourage, warn, etc. that are inspired by God.
If you sense the Lord filling you with words that He wants written down, then do it! And give Him the glory and ignore the weird looks, the nay-Sayer’s, and doubters when you tell them it was given to you by our Almighty God through His Holy Spirit. But don’t say it if it isn’t true. That can get you in trouble.
Happy writing – See ya’ next time