Before I started reading and getting into Gods scriptures, when ever I faced an obstacle I would respond in my natural form. That could have been easily, getting upset or discouraged in a situation lack of patience and ext. But once I began to dig deep into his word, my conscience became his thinking because I began to learn how he thinks. When ever a situation arises I can now speak his word through that situation. If you encounter someone who is not in his word, you should not be surprised by the way they respond to certain situations why? Because it is impossible to think like God if you’re not spending time in his word. It is until then that his thinking can become your thinking.
~Michael J. McSellers~
Proverbs 2:6- For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
Romans 10:17- Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message; and the message is heard through the word of Christ.
I would like to leave something for all us to think about below.
This is a question for Husbands everywhere. Where do you get the knowledge on how to love your wife like Christ love the Church? Ephesians 5:26- To make her holy, cleansing, her by the washing with water THROUGH THE WORD. How can you gain the knowledge and power to do this if you do not spend anytime in his word getting the knowledge that can’t be taught by man because it is a spiritual type of love?
How can you face fierce battles that come your way, if you don’t have anything to fight them with? Ephesians 6: 16-17- In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, Which is The Word of God.
There are many times in our lives when we make the wrong choices because of lack of knowledge or encounter a situation as if we have no power to overcome them. Why? Matthew 22:29- “Jesus replied, “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God.
In order to gain that time of power we must and our children we must do these things. Deuteronomy 6: 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road when you lie down and when you get up. Joshua 1:8- Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Who wouldn’t want to be successful and prosperous and reading his word can provide that.
When we desire change within ourselves its kind of hard to be convicted if we don’t read his word because we can’t see besides ourselves. Reading his word provides change in our lives by convicting our hearts our thoughts and our attitudes and situations we face. If we don’t read it how can we be convicted? Hebrews 4:12- For the word of God is living active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it JUDGES THE THOUGHTS AND ATTITUDES OF HEARTS. That causes true change.
He encourages us to read his word and he let us know of the blessings that come with reading it and spending time in it. I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t want to receive a blessing. Revelation 1:3-Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near. Blessing can come from reading his word and believing everything in it, not taking away or adding anything to it. Revelation 22:18-19 I warn everyone one who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book. And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.
So I encourage those who do not spend anytime in his word and believe that he wants all of your time when we just wants some of your time and for those that are wondering where your blessings are. Spend some time reading his word and he promises through investing in his word to pull out your blessings!!!!