Ep 20 Jade – I want to help people
Why did I want to interview Jade? Because of this post that she put on Facebook:
I know not everyone on my friends list believes in Jesus.
But for those who believe in Him and who believe the Bible has weight and importance, I urge you to read the Bible as if it had the power to change the way you see life. The way you understand your own circumstances and how you see and love others.
Truth be told, I’ve been having a really tough year so far. But every time I think I’ve become too complacent for God to use me or be close to me, I find myself reaching out to read the Bible.
Along with lecturers at my Bible college, who are some the most contagiously, passionate studiers of the Bible I have ever met. I have learned more about why I need the Bible than I think I have in my entire Christian walk.
I believe that the personal, emotional, devotional, worship connection with God is so very important and is different for everyone. But the foundation and strength and security and truth and power of God’s Word is not to be passed over.
It’s taken me a long time to come to this place, and I may not necessarily feel as passionately about this tomorrow, as I do in this moment. But it will always be true. And that I am so thankful for.
I hope we can all get excited about what God has given us in the Bible. It is beautiful.
I wanted to ask Jade more about why she went to theological college and what she was thinking of doing with her life. It was a great chat and I was particularly impressed with her heart to love others, even when they are being unloving to her.
Jade and I talked about Youth With A Mission and their Discipleship Training School. You can find out more at www.ywam.org
Alphacrucis college can be found at https://www.ac.edu.au/
2 Tim 3:14–15 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
Also just as an aside, the book I am reading is called Walking with God Through Pain and Suffering and it is by Timothy Keller. The church book club is reading it and you’ll find our thoughts (eventually) on a blog at https://thewordmadefleshblog.wordpress.com/