THE BIBLE – TO READ OR TO LIVE?
Without any doubt, the Bible is my source of daily instruction. For me it is just not about reading a verse, chapter or even book a day, but rather, seeking small and memorable messages straight from God’s mouth on how I should behave and think as a child of God.
As you seek a deeper relationship with God you find that the Bible will become one of your best friends since it is a book that will offer you great advice on how to handle every single situation in life.
God tells us that we must do His will from our heart (Eph 5:19). In order to know His will for us, we must listen to Him when he speaks through the Word; the Bible. He tells us that we need to keep the Word of Christ in our hearts to teach and admonish one another (Col 3:16). If we really want to live like the way God wants us to, we must not only read the Bible but also live it.
Very often I find myself slipping up in certain areas and I get right back up by searching for the particular passage in the Bible to reinforces certain values in my mind. I try to rehearse the verse at particular intervals until the message from God becomes a part of me, in the way I speak, act and live.
I recently read a very interesting article by Steve Stockman over at Relevant in which he expresses a similar idea in his article. Click here to see what Stockman has to say.