Every day we use faith and trust in information from the internet, TV, newspapers and books.
Many sources we know nothing about, but because it is in print, it must be believable.
We really have no track record of the many writers.
We trust they have a desire to help, but how much is based today on just making money?
The advice given, we have no way of testing its validity.
How much of it is really truth or just nice ideas?
Faith is a good step only if what it is placed in is credible.
Without credibility, faith is just a leap into the dark.
Faith in God and in His teachings found in the Bible is not this leap.
The Bible has stood the test of time and has proven itself over and over to be relevant and helpful with advice for life.
Yes, it requires an act of faith to believe, but its writer has the greatest track record for faithfulness, accuracy, compassion and truth, of anyone.
The Bible has been the source for millions over centuries to find hope, peace and answers to life’s challenges.
Some say the parts of the Bible that give people the greatest challenge are not the parts they don’t understand, but those they do understand.
Too often we reject God’s truth for our own ideas. Who are we really and what do we really fully comprehend?
If we had all the answers, we should not have the problems we do, usually of our own making.
God’s wisdom is much higher.
You can continue following your own ideas, but you will not get a different result than what you already have.
Or, you could open God’s Bible and seek Him and His truth from the heart and find some real answers.
Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.”
To find the counsel in the Bible you should probably talk with a minister or friend who fully believes the Bible.
Take an act of faith and attend one of the evangelical churches in Maple Ridge this Sunday.
When you are there, listen to the sermon from God’s Word and listen for what God may say to you, about whatever you are facing.
This faith can be rewarded with not only insight about your situation, but more important, you may even find that you have met with God in the process.
He is looking to connect with you to help you with all of life.
Greg Dalman is reverend at Maple Ridge Alliance Church