A few weeks ago, I had a free day on Amazon for my *story which is available on Kindle. Several people downloaded it, but it is unknown how many have actually read it to date. But, they have it in “hand”, and it is readily available. Still, thousands of people who saw it in Amazon’s list didn’t want or chose not to accept a free book.

The same can be said of Jesus’ book, the Bible. Millions of people have at least one copy in their home, but most people don’t even bother to read it, let alone try to learn from it or strive to grasp the truth of who this God truly is!

I got quite frustrated about my sales the other day, to the point of getting really depressed. In tears, I prayed, “Lord, why won’t people buy it, or take the time to read it and respond, or share about this book? I am so frustrated!”
The Lord’s immediate response was, “I know. I can relate.” A simple, deeply genuine reply from my Lord. I felt his words, and immediately repented of any pride or lack of faith in what God might be doing through my story unbeknownst to me.

“I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep….even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.”

The story of the Good News of Jesus is free, but its definitely not cheap. The life of Jesus, the blood he shed willingly on our behalf, proves just how much He loves us! The cost of salvation may be free to us, but it came at an immeasurable cost to Jesus, and it remains a priceless, incalculable, invaluable gift to this day.

I have said this before: it was not the nails that held him there on that cross, but his perfect love for us. His heart was fully invested in giving us the opportunity to know Him, to know God the Father, and to have the chance to live eternally with Him, that in spite of everything He went through, He went through it willingly. It cost him his life, but it gave us ours.

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”
2 Timothy 3:16

So please, take time to read in God’s love story to mankind, the Bible: both Old and New testaments, the Scriptures. He has had it preserved for thousands of years, that we might understand a bit more of who He is, and who we are to Him. You will not learn about these things anywhere else. The whole truth is only in there.

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 6:23

The free gift of salvation is offered to mankind. Is it valuable to you? Will you tell others about it? What is your review of what Jesus has done for you?

Accept it, read about it, and share about it.

“Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.”
1 John 1:9

Jesus’ love for you is what salvation is all about. He stands in the doorway between man and Heaven, and paid the price that kept us from God’s holiness. Jesus is the only way, and his shed blood is the key to understanding and being a part of the Kingdom of God.

Food for thought: Whether the Lord uses my story or not is insignificant compared to God’s story being read and shared with others. His Word alone will give life, encourage perfectly, convict completely, and bring about a remarkable change in your life.

Fun facts: The top most-read books of the Bible are: Psalms, Matthew, John, Proverbs, Genesis, and Romans.

Photo by: Kari Wiseman – Love stands in the doorway

*A DAUGHTER TO MANY (2nd edition), by Kari Wiseman