The Power of God’s Word to Transform Us

Last night in our Board meeting, we discussed briefly how we are doing in our reading of Scripture. As we spent the summer going through WIND (Word in Ninety Days), some shared that it was a daunting task, trying to tackle so much in such a sort period of time.

Some of you might feel this ways as well. But, then as we shared, we were encourage to hear one of our leaders says, “Just reading God’s Word has been such a powerful thing.” I am constantly reminded that reading God’s Word and Prayer is the Bread and Water for our souls, without it we would all die!

The Word of God does change lives. Here is a short story from Rick Warren’s books, God’s Power to Change Your Life.

Has the Bible transformed your life? I heard about a converted cannibal on an island in the South Seas who was sitting by a large pot reading his Bible when an anthropologist wearing a pith helmet approached him and asked, “What are you doing?”

“The native replied, “I’m reading the Bible.” The anthropologist scoffed and said, “Don’t you know that modern, civilized man has rejected that book? It’s nothing but a pack of lies. You shouldn’t waste your time reading it.” The cannibal looked him over from head to toe and slowly replied, “Sir, if it weren’t for this book, you’d be in that pot!”

The Word of God had changed his life — and his appetite. If you are serious about changing your life, you are going to have to get into the Bible. You need to read it, study it, memorize it, meditate on it, and apply it”

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About Ray Chang

I currently serve as the Senior Pastor of Ambassador Church in Brea. My mission is to make disciples from all nationalities, equip the next generation of leaders and plant as many churches I can in my lifetime – all to expand God’s kingdom and bring fame to His Name. I am a husband, father to two beautiful twin girls, and an avid technophile. I love anything with an Apple logo and with the letter “i” attached to it – iPhone, iMac, iLife which all leads to iambroke. You can follow me on twitter.com/pastorray.
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2 Responses to The Power of God’s Word to Transform Us

  1. Maggie Choy says:

    I was thinking that may be we could have posted the “Cliff Notes” version to help those who have fallen behind on the WIND schedule to be caught up with the bullet point version of the Biblical content so that they may possibly choose not to abandon the entire project mid-way when they feel like they just can’t complete the task or ever get caught up with the reading schedule? Or may be they just had a really difficult time getting through a certain book (like Leviticus and Deuteronomy)?

  2. Ray Chang says:

    Great point Maggie. It would be good to give a summary of each book of the Bible. I am encouraged that you are so far ahead!

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