Wednesday, November 14, 2012

My Favorite Book

Options today were to write about my favorite book or something taboo. By choosing to write about my favorite book, I am also writing about something taboo.

My favorite book is the Holy Bible. Although I grew up attending church (and loved it for the most part) there was not very much emphasis on the Bible. So when I got to college, I joined a Bible study some of the other girls were having in the dorm where I lived. That one simple thing impacted my life more than any other choice I ever made.

The Bible comes alive when you have a personal relationship with its author. Without that it is simply a collection of dusty old stories and seemingly miraculous tales. When you realize that you are a condemned sinner and that Jesus died on the cross in your place and you repent and thank Him for His sacrifice, a transaction takes place that transfers life and spiritual understanding to you. I will never forget the day I did that and verses from the Bible began to come alive, taking on meaning I had never understood before. Now each time I read old familiar passages, the Holy Spirit quickens them in new ways.

The Bible is my favorite book because it has the power to instruct me, teach me, train me, correct me, admonish me, encourage me, strengthen me, bring life to me and much, much more.