Why do we stop reading our Bibles?
Really, think about it.
It is not because we lack the time to do it. If we are breathing we have time -and God knows we do have time! In reality, we stop reading our Bibles because we lack the faith to believe that God himself speaks to us through it.
We stop reading it when, in our unbelief, we start living as if we were autonomous and knew well how to do this thing called life without any direction from the Holy Spirit. We stop reading it when, in our unbelief, we decide to listen to our troubled heart heavy with anxieties instead of listening to what God has to say in the midst of our troubles and anxieties. We stop reading it when we sin, because, in our unbelief, we think it is not profiting us or that God cannot forgive us -again. From the beginning, since our fathers fell in the Garden, it has been unbelief who has kept us from honoring, believing, and obeying God’s Word.
So, dear Friend, be reminded of this: the only way to battle unbelief is by being in the Word. Keep coming, verse after verse, chapter after chapter, book after book, day after day. God will fulfill His purpose in you and will strengthen your faith as you take the Book and read it.
Be encouraged! Persevere!
Under His Sun and by Grace,
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Powerful insight here, Becky! I’ve never thought of it this way before but you’re absolutely right! The more I read my Bible (and apply it), the more I get to know Jesus. The more I get to know Jesus, the more I trust Him and His Word. The more I trust His Word, the more I want to read it!
Amazing! We just have to be quiet and Listen for God! Keep up the good work!
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