If I could be honest for a moment, sometimes I take for granted God’s word. Here I am with about three Bibles in my house plus the app on my phone and yet I’ll still go days without opening one of them up and reading it. Today I read a story in my devotional about a young boy in China who wanted a Bible so badly. He fasted and prayed and even weeped longing for a Bible until God blessed him with one and here I am with one in constant access to me. Well I know that the Word holds truth and wisdom and love but why do I still so often take it for granted? It’s kind of like exercising (which I can admit that I absolutely hate.) Don’t get me wrong, working out is great and I believe everyone should do it myself included but it’s just not my thing even though I know I should. But when I do push my myself to work out I feel so good after, like I really accomplished something that I know is good for me. Sometimes I just dance alone in my room, that counts right?
Well exercising is similar to me reading my Bible, once I finish I’m just like, “Wow, I really needed that. This book is so perfectly written why don’t I do this more often?” I think one of the reasons why I don’t is because I doubt myself and the enemy will tell me, “You won’t be able to understand this or be able to retain this information for future use.” But that’s not true, I have to speak to the devil and tell him, “Yes, yes I can read this and apply it to my life. You’ll see!”
One of the things I’m learning to do is to just get up and do the work especially when it comes to my walk with God and I definitely can’t let the devil fill my mind with doubt. We as Christians can’t stay stagnant when God wants us to constantly grow and evolve as believers.
Make the time to read your Bible. It’s some pretty amazing stuff in there.
30 I have chosen to be faithful;
I have determined to live by your regulations.
31 I cling to your laws.
Lord, don’t let me be put to shame!
32 I will pursue your commands,
for you expand my understanding.