Have you ever wondered how words were written thousands of years ago, in a different time, and cultures, by many authors, are words to comfort you and bring strength?
I’m glad you asked. I could tell you to read the Gospels to see how much Jesus loves you. Or read in the Psalms for how God comforts you, or Isiah or Job, to assure God’s presence with you through your trials. Paul tells us in a letter to the Philippians how we can do all things through Christ, who gives us strength. I will tell you also that God’s Word carries an invisible inner strength when it is engraved in your heart and mind. I LOVE teaching others about the Scriptures and their power.
However, learning God’s Word from others can be helpful and is needed, to an extent. What I mean is being “under” His Word is not the same as being “in” His Word. It’s like you being sick, and I take medicine and tell you now you should feel better.
Friends, we are to listen to those who speak and teach God’s Truth. But the Lord wrote the Bible as a personal love letter to you. Read the Scriptures yourself and let Him speak to you in the way that only your Creator can.
Pray for a thirst to read the Bible and to make it a priority. I promise you; God will make sure you will have time to be “in” His Word.
If you need help with what to read in the Bible and a way to read it, send me an email, and I will send you some helpful tips on how to have an effective devotion time with the Lord.
Lord, thank you for Your Living Word. Grant us all an extreme thirst to be “in” Your Word. Let us all experience the invisible inner strength that Your Scriptures give us when our hearts and minds have You engraved on them. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly. Colossians 3:16