Saturday, June 4, 2011
The Fireproof Bible
What do you do when your world is so black that everything around you seems hopeless? I heard a good message on Alive in Christ Radio this week about this very thing. Deborah Lovett was featured and her topic was ”Breaking the Bondage of Despair. “ She told of the devastation of watching the home that she personally designed burn up in flames and with it everything she cherished. Imagine how it feels to lose family heirlooms, personal possessions and irreplaceable homemade items the children created through the years.
Deborah shared her spiritual journey of how she overcame this time with God’s comfort and His Word. She told of returning to the smoldering hot ashes days after the fire and retrieving her Bible which miraculously remained intact! The crux of her message was that when we find ourselves in oppression, there is help for us. Her advice was right on: “your attitude means everything.” If we want to win a victory when everything around us is falling apart, we must choose on purpose how we will respond. Lovett knows first-hand that God’s Word, prayer and praise defeats the enemy when he tries to keep us down. Her suggestion is to find one verse in the Word that is personal and cling to it with all your might!
Then she said something very profound. Finding her Bible so miraculously preserved amidst the fiery flames was a picture of the church today! It’s true. Many are hurting deeply right now. God has victory in store for us. It is His Word that will comfort, direct and help us in the fire!
Do you have that one promise you are clinging to? I have mine:
Isa 49:25 says:
But this is what the LORD says: “Yes, captives will be taken from warriors, and plunder retrieved from the fierce; I will contend with those who contend with you, and your children I will save.
I’m so glad I caught this interview; it encouraged me. I hope these words inspire and support you if you are hurting. This post is linked to Spiritual Sundays hosted by Charlotte and Ginger. Click here.