Here’s some thoughts I had after watching a video in class with a guy named Ravi Zacharias.
2 Peter 1:19, "We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts."
Peter talks about the Bible as the "more sure word." This is interesting to me ’cause Peter is the same guy who hung out with Jesus for three years. He knew Him personally. He even saw Jesus transfigured (Matthew 17) and looked upon Elijah and Moses on that mountain. Peter did some stupid things, but I think ultimately, he was a pretty smart guy. You see, he knew that the experiences he had would eventually fade or maybe even his memory of them would make them more than they were. Therefore, he knew that even with his amazing experiences, he could trust the Scriptures more. They were the "more sure word."
What about me? How many times do I trust my own experiences thinking, "the last time this happened, I got out of it by. . . ." Instead, what would life be like if I actually trusted in what God said? What if I trusted the Scriptures? What mountains would I move? What water would I walk on? Who would I bring healing to? What dark situations would I be able to find peace in? You see, my experiences aren’t always right. If their choices had been based on my experiences, Moses would have never parted the Red Sea, Jonah would have drowned, the blind man would still be blind, and Lazarus would have stayed in the tomb. The good news is that we have a "more sure word" in the Scriptures. And they say that we’ll do even greater things than Jesus (John 14:12).
I’d encourage you to read the "more sure word" today and see what God is trying to tell you to do.