It's Thankful Thursday and I'm linking up with Iris of Grace Alone.
I'm so thankful that I have free access to a variety of Bibles on my shelf. I can study using the New International Version, the King James, or The Message. I can also access many free online Christian websites where I can read the Bible and commentaries.
I never want to take this freedom for granted. There may be days in the future when I may not have that luxury.
The Bible is a treasure.
I believe with all my heart that it is the inspired Word of God. And I also believe He speaks to me through His Word. It's not a bunch of stories from long ago. I can apply the lessons of Moses and David and Esther to my life today.
Lately, the Lord has been calling me more and more to simply sit and spend time with Him. I have my Bible, my journal and of course, my morning cup of coffee. I look forward to this time more and more. I am beginning to pray the Scriptures. And more recently ...to plead God's promises. (Thank you Sonja)
I am so grateful that I can freely pray directly to God. I don't need a middle man. Because of Jesus, I am righteous before God. When He looks at me, He sees Jesus.
How can I not be thankful for that privilege, especially when I did nothing to deserve it?
Blessings and love,