The Word of God Gave Me Stability

The Word of God has given me stability. I know that I know what the truth is, and I can stand on it and be proud to stand and speak of it.

Isaiah 33:5,6:
The Lord is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness.
And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear [respect] of the Lord is his treasure.

Growing up I asked, Am I going to heaven? Why don’t we sacrifice animals like in the Old Testament? I wondered, What happens after death, and where were the dead if they were alive? I wondered so much that I did my high school senior research paper for English on the topic of life after death, and I concluded there was life after death because of the experiences people had had while they were “dead” and then came back to tell the story. At one time I could predict when the phone was going to ring. That was something fun, but it got old because I didn’t see the practical application for that (thank God). Life became for me about sacrificing my life for others, but at twenty-seven I had had it. All that stuff was just getting me depressed. I left my hometown and was witnessed to in less than two weeks. In eight months I took the Foundational Class! WOW, not only was it there in black and white that I was born again in the uncomplicated formula of Romans 10:9 and 10, but I learned I do not have to sacrifice anything for God, but had a perfect sacrifice for me, and I’m not a servant, but a son!—of God! The class showed me where spiritualism came from and that the dead in Christ will be made alive at the return. Oh my, well, I’m so blessed for what the Word has done for me; it saved me. I still am thrilled to find that the Bible makes sense and that there are people like me that love this Word for its soundness and that it is the stability of our times.