Day 6 - Pray And Read The Word
Praise God that we have an opportunity to start fresh every new day, and every new year. Let us allow the Bible to renew our minds as well, dedicating ourselves to deeper study.
There are many men and women who are professors of religion and know the Bible inside and out, but they have not met its Author. The reality is that the Christian faith is all about a Man, not an organization, and this Man’s name is Jesus Christ.
When we read the Word and God starts to speak to us through it, then we can find true intimacy. God will reassure us and give us direction. We will begin to notice His influence in matters such as when to buy, when to sell, whether to change jobs, how to take care of our families, and so on. There’s an immense peace that comes upon a person who prays and reads the Word.
In Acts 4:13 we read, “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus.” That is the bottom line.
What the world is looking for is not you and me, but Jesus Christ. The degree to which Jesus is involved in your life determines how effective you will be in kingdom work. Spend time with God. Have intimate times with the Lord, and watch your life change.
1 John 5:7 For there are three that testify:
Acts 4:13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.
PRAYER: God, please bless the time I spend with You, and open my eyes to the meaning of the Bible. Amen.
The content for this devotional was adapted from "The Bible with Grassroots Reflections" by Angus Buchan © Christian Art Publishers.