Why the Bible App Being Taken Down in China Should Motivate Us to Know God's Word
It is easy to be unaware of our freedom of religion in America every day. We can pick up our phone, click on an app and read the Scripture straight from the Bible. We can see devotionals and listen to faith-based audio materials. We can watch video clips of pastors or worship songs.
Pray for those who are unable to access Scriptures. Ask the Holy Spirit to bring the Word of God into their minds and hearts. Pray that the message of the gospel will still be shared to those who are being persecuted. Ask the Lord to be near to them in this time. Pray that those in leadership will have softened hearts and stop the barriers and censorship of the Bible. Pray that the leaders have encounters with Jesus and accept Him as their Savior.
2. Speak Up
We may not be able to contact the Chinese government, but we can reach out to our government that this is disappointing as a person of faith. We need to remember to always express our concerns in a Christ-like way and represents the Lord in every word.
Knowing that others are unable to read the Bible should propel us even more to get into the Word daily. Read your Bible and delight in the gift of having access to God’s Word. Spend time this week thanking God for His Scripture.
Begin memorizing Scripture. As we head closer to the return of Christ, things will get worse. We need to be prepared for if we do not have the Bible physically anymore. We also are called to treasure the Word in our hearts. Spend time investing in Scripture memory. Ask God to help you learn and cherish His Words.
Isaiah 40:8 says, “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.”
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Emma Danzey’s mission in life stems from Ephesians 3:20-21, inspiring young women to embrace the extraordinary. One of her greatest joys is to journey with the Lord in His Scriptures. She is wife to Drew for over two years and mom to baby Graham. Drew and Emma serve with Upstate CRU college ministry in South Carolina. Emma is an avid writer for Salem Web Network and provides articles on the Bible, life questions, and on the Christian lifestyle. Her article on Interracial Marriage was the number 1 viewed article on Crosswalk for the year 2021. All the glory to the Lord! She had the joy of hosting Her Many Hats podcast where she explored the many roles that women play while serving One God. Most recently, Emma has released her first Bible Study Book, Wildflower: Blooming Through Singleness.
Emma enjoys singing/songwriting, fitness classes, trying new recipes, home makeover shows, and drinking tea! During her ministry career, Emma recorded two worship EP albums, founded and led Polished Conference Ministries, ran the Refined Magazine, and served in music education for early childhood. Emma also had the privilege of having been a national spokesperson for Mukti Mission based out of India. Mukti has been working to restore shattered lives in India for over 120 years. You can view her articles through her blog at emmadanzey.wordpress.com