Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Passion for Gods Word.

Continuing from the previous blog about our lives being so rushed and hurried, we tend to forget or not have time to do the important stuff.
Like spending time with our kids or wives, intimately.....
or reading Gods Word - to learn more on how to live a good life.

In my life, I really need to ignite a passion to get back into reading the Bible again. I used to read but that has come to a halt.
How can I possibly learn about God or have a relationship with Him if I don't even know the kind of person He is or know Him intimately?

Often I will say "I don't have time to read the Bible".
Really? There are so many books in the Bible that take literally 10 minutes to read. Books like James and some of the letters of Paul in the New testament. They are so short and yet are packed with important knowledge about God.
There is no excuse. There are thousands of pod casts on iTunes and on websites that you can download for free and listen to in the car while driving to work.

Where do I begin?
I have always found the old testament extremely tiresome and possibly boring to read. That leaves me with the new testament. Which book do I start with, what verse/chapter/sentence?
These are just excuses. I got a free bible reading plan from the net, it guides us in what to read daily.

The Bible is boring or dull.
Well yes, possibly. If you read a verse here and there in between books and don't know the real back round of what you are reading, it could be dull. Why not try reading a few chapters which could give you a proper back round and context of what you are reading. Also, getting a study bible also helps.

You know, I could go on and on about all sorts of excuses about time and that I hear the Bible read to me at church on Sunday but there is a reason why we should read the Bible, and that is to get to know Jesus and the kind of character God is.

What we read, we should do! I don't, and that's what makes me a prime candidate to read the Bible because I am clearly not acting as a Christian should be.
I love reading other Christian books, those written from authors about subjects in the Bible. This is also fine, but the problem here if I look back is that these books are also an opinion of those authors. They are writing what they believe or take from the Word of God.
We need to read the Word ourselves and get from it what we need.
To understand the Word of God and also read other Christian books at the same time, to me, will greatly help in becoming the kind of people God wants us to be, and that is people who take and interest in who God is, what He has done for us and what He is going to do for us in heaven.

Lets rekindle our passion for Gods Word!!
This is short and sweet....Now let me get reading :)


1 comment:

  1. A very good way to really get into daily bible readings is to start doing a Disciple course. There will be many courses starting next year at Northfield. It is intensive but really a good way to study the Bible.