I grew up going to church, listening intently to the sermons each Sunday. I thought I was doing pretty good. Lessons learned on Sunday were quickly forgotten on Monday. It wasn’t an everyday practice in my family, nor my church to read the Bible for further learning. There were classes where you could learn more about God and Christian values, but as a busy teenager, I had very little time outside of school activities, and my friends.
My faith did not grow. I didn’t carry my Christian beliefs in my friendships, my relationships, my daily activity. I prayed when circumstances would arise, and I felt out of control. I would beg God to do things my way and didn’t understand why He was so quiet.
When I recommitted my life to Christ, I began reading the Bible. The words became alive and real. The stories started to make more sense than they ever had.
Reading our Bible is a personal spiritual time to connect with God. It is a personalized experience highlighting the scripture God wants us to dig deep and learn.
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work,” 1Timothy 3:16-17.
These are the top reasons we need to read the Bible.
- To learn who God is. Learning more about who God increases our faith and our connection to Him. Growth happens when we draw closer to God.
- To learn who You are. God created us. He knit us together in our mother’s womb. Our entire identity relies on our connection to God.
- To become more Christ-like. The Bible is the best How-To book I have in my possession. To understand how to be Christ-like exists in the words of the Bible.
Recently I began a new Bible reading plan. It is about 30 minutes of reading each day. It is incredible how much more I am learning about Jesus in the words I read each day. Just in these few weeks this time in the Word is deepening my faith. God is so real each day as I dig into the scripture. My faith is stronger because of this small change in my faith commitment. I pray each day that the words I read help me be the woman God created and desires to do immeasurably more in and through me. I see changes in my life. I feel my spirit drawing closer to Jesus. I’m praying you find time to dig into the Word and bring you closer to Jesus.
Why do you read the Bible?
If you aren’t reading the Bible, why not?
What can you do to change that today?
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Blessings my friend!