Before I begin, I want to make it clear that this is NOT going to become a mean spirited type of discussion. We are all sisters in Christ and we should act accordingly. If ANYONE posts a mean come back or has the profound need to force others to believe what they believe to the point of arguing, their comments will be deleted and never again approved on this site. So play NICE!
OK…on to the discussion part…
How often do you read the Bible…not just read though, STUDY the Word as well ??
I am asking because more and more I am talking to women who want a change in their lives, need God, are crying out…but they are not digging into God’s Word. They are not growing. As someone in leadership, I am always trying to encourage study time. I make studies here for our readers and I have recently started doing more in depth studies to help teach women how to study and offer encouragement as they do it.
How can we know God’s will? How can we have a relationship with Him if we do not read His word? His Word is our compass. His Word has everything we need. His Word is filled with treasures beyond anything this world has to offer us. In it is life, promises and fulfillment! His Word is a LOVE letter to you and me.
I cannot live without the Word. I must be in it daily. It is like food, ladies. Would you go without eating for a few days, weeks…months?? No. Even if we could, we could not imagine not stuffing our faces! Why is it we do not look at the Word that way? The CREATOR of ALL things took the time to offer this knowledge, encouragement and life guide to us!! How can we NOT hunger for it???
Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth. – 2 Timothy 2:15
I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word. Psalm 119: 16
For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart. Hebrews 4: 12
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 119:105
So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. Isaiah 55: 11
Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart. Psalm 37:4
OK, how about you? How often do you study? Is it an area you need to work on?
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