Sunday, September 14, 2014

Go Ahead. It's Gluten Free.

            Have you looked into eating gluten free? Have you researched lactose, fructose or GMOs? There are a lot of questions to be answered about the food we eat. 
What is healthy now used to be unhealthy and vice versa. Along with wheat, there is butter, fats and eggs to consider. It takes research and reading the latest studies to find the answers to what we should be eating. We can’t trust what someone else says. We need to dig and find reliable sources to know what is truth and what is urban legend or a new fad.

            It is the same with growing closer to God. There is a lot of information, and even the Bible calls itself inexhaustible riches. We have faith that what the Bible teaches is true. We may not be able to see everything now, but we are sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.  We do not need to have a dumb faith though. What does the Bible say?  Did Abraham, who is credited as the Father of Faith, follow God blindly? At first it might seem so, because in Genesis the Lord tells Abraham to take his family to a land God would show him . . . as he went.  But, even the Father of Faith did not follow blindly. When the Lord asked him to sacrifice his son Isaac on the mountain, the Bible says Abraham “reasoned” about it. (Hebrews 11:19)  He knew God told him He would build a mighty nation through Isaac. So Abraham reasoned  if he was to sacrifice Isaac, the Lord certainly had the power to bring him back to life. Abraham knew God to be true to his word, and yes, he had tremendous faith, but he also knew the God he had faith in.
            God doesn’t want us to have dumb faith either. He wants us to know the truth, know what we believe and understand His Word. To grow closer to God, we need to research and investigate what the Bible says. Reasoning worked for Abraham, but we have something much more powerful.
We have God’s written and complete Word.
 We have the Holy Spirit living inside to interpret God’s Word.
And, of course, we have the Internet. :)
            Any question we have about what the Bible says, or about who God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit is, we can investigate with the abundant resources we have available.
Do you want to know how creation, evolution and science fit in with the Bible? Where are the dinosaurs and cavemen in the Bible?
Go to
Have a question about what God’s plan is for marriage?
Check out
Are you curious about what the Bible says about how to handle problems in your family? With your children? Blended family? Divorce? Strong willed children? Teens? has books, videos, radio broadcasts, and live counselors to help.
Do you want to know how to handle money God’s way? 
Crown Financial Ministries at, or can walk you through what the Bible says about money.
            These are just a few of the mountains of resources to help answer our questions about living the Christian life. We don’t need to believe blindly. The Bible says we need to study for ourselves, so  we will always have an answer when someone asks us about the hope we have in Jesus.
In the ABC’s of growing closer to God, ‘I’ is to investigate what the Bible says.
What Christian resources do you use to investigate your faith questions?

**If you missed some of the ABCs of Growing Closer to God, start here.

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