I walk through the grocery stores looking at the shelves that once were full of what we thought of as the simple things of life. Coolers that were once filled with
milk and orange juice are now empty. Shelves that were once filled with paper towels, toilet paper, and cases of water are now empty.
I was reminded of something recently as I stood in front of the almost empty shelf space that was once full of bread. All that remained were three lonely loaves. I took one. It was not a brand that I had ever purchased before, but in this case, I was most grateful for the find.
I was reminded of what God’s Word says in the Book of Amos, “The time is surely coming,” says the Lord, “when I will send a famine on the land—not a famine of bread or water but of hearing the Words of the Lord. People will stagger everywhere from sea to sea, searching for the Word of the Lord, running here and going there, but they will not find it.”
Please do not think for one minute that I am minimizing what has come upon this world. I am not, but we can look at it perhaps in a different way.
There is POWER in the Word of God. Jesus clearly tells us, “Heaven and earth shall pass away but my Word shall not pass away.” All things were created by His Word and His Word will endure all things. Once you put His Word inside of you, you too will endure all things. Not just endure, but overcome triumphantly. Overcome all things. That is His guarantee.
Ask yourself right now, “How many Bibles do I own?” In this country there is no shortage of Bibles. In the past, I have even seen Bibles in garage and yard sales for as little as a dime or a nickel. I always buy them, only because I hate to see that price tag on the Bible. It puts out a silent message that His Word isn’t worth much.
I honestly do not think anyone in this life has ever clearly known the value of His Priceless Word. In my heart, His Word increases in value day by day. And, to be honest, according to what the day may hold, sometimes the value increases minute-by-minute.
Turn off the news, put down the newspaper, turn off your phone and pick up His Word; there are hope, peace and fulfilled promises that only His Word can create in your heart.
The wonderful thing is that in this country we are not lacking, we have an abundance of Bibles. Now, please read and trust His Word to show you how to live His abundant life.
Yes, it is true that even in hard times an abundant life is possible.
“With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” Now, that is in His Word and you can take Him at His Word.