I grew up in a parsonage as a preachers kid with everyone thinking that I was perfect. In reality I was an absolute mess spiritually, I was up to my eyeballs in sin having no real working knowledge of the Word of God. I of course knew things like John 3:16 and the 23 Psalm, but other than that I didn’t really know much scripture and that makes it hard to stand against the enemy. Imagine trying to fight a war completely weaponless, you wouldn’t live long, but when you get the word inside you, it is like you are packin’ an m-16, a sniper rifle, and a rocket launcher you are ready for anything the enemy will throw at you. Now as soon as I came to the River I was submerged in the Scriptures.
Not only that, but I was also placed into situations of practical application of the very things that I was learning, from soul winning and outreaches on the street to the application of these spiritual principles in my personal walk with God in things such as trusting the Lord for my finances, health issues, housing, food, general wellbeing.
The Word says “go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to all creatures” as far as the word says it tells us that if we will be about God’s business then He will be about ours. As I did this God began to work on my heart and I began to die out to my past, to the sin that had controlled my life and kept me in bondage for so long. As I grew closer to God through the Scripture and prayer the things that had held me back have been falling off one by one. The Bible is our power supply and instruction manual in this life. I have been blessed and I pray that you will be too!