Tuesday, April 12, 2016

More Growing? More Word!

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

Reading your Bible and prayer are the two most essential elements if you are going to grow (keep growing) in Christ. In all honesty, I feel closer to God when reading the Bible than I do at any other time. I’ve even written a book about it titled, A Word about THE Word.

The Bible gives us an accurate account of God’s character, action, and purposes. In other words, it tells us about who He is and what He can do. It also reveals what man is like, and what man needs the most. When read together, the Old and New Testaments teach us that mankind’s problem is sin. It goes on to say the only remedy for that is faith in Christ because of what He did for us at Calvary. As we read it, the Bible explains what happens when we are “saved” — the wages of sin is paid in full, sin’s power over us is broken, and the Holy Spirit becomes our constant Companion. 

Our faith becomes useful as the Holy Spirit dispenses spiritual gifts so that we can accomplish the task that God has for us. That’s His plan for you and me [see Romans 12:4-6; 1 Peter 4:10]. When you read the Word, and take time to ponder/meditate on it, you’ll come to know that our task is like our Lord’s task — to do the Father’s will.  

So now comes the big question: What place does the Bible have in determining the course of your life? Here’s what I suggest as my encouragement for you today… Take time to read and meditate on the Scriptures EVERY DAY! Over time, it will orient your mind to God’s will, His priorities, and thinking.

Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105

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