Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Thought of the Day !!

For the word of God is alive and powerful.  It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow.  It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.
                                                                       Hebrews 4:12 (NLT)   

John Wesley used to say that the Word of God is twice inspired, once when it was written and once when it is read.  This Word is just as much alive today as it ever has been.  But it can only live in us and through us if we delve into it. 

Is a sampling enough?  Is this one verse that you've just read enough to truly come alive in you?  I believe the answer to be "No".  If we want to grow in Christ...if we want to mature as Christians...if we want to be guided by the Holy Spirit and not our own sinful nature...then we must dedicate time to spending with our Lord and Savior, Jesus.  We do this through two ways.  One is prayer, and the other is prayerfully reading His Word.

Set aside some time today to get to know Jesus again through reading your Bible.  If you haven't picked it up in a while, may I suggest taking a Gospel (Matthew, Mark, Luke or John).  Don't think you have to read from beginning to end starting with Genesis and ending with Revelation.  That is quite alright for many.  But for those who are not accustomed to reading daily, begin with something easy and build your way up to all those laws and genealogies in the first few books.  The key is to spend time with God.

May you be deeply enriched and grow in Christian maturity as you delve into God's Word.

In the love of Christ,


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