Dailies In His Word

Dailies ~in His Word
March 2019

Why do you read the Bible? Is it to grow in knowledge or spirit?
Maybe both?

And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
Romans 12:1-2

I think I read the Word of God that my mind may be renewed and my knowledge of God is increased but also so that I can get encouragement each day. I want to know what is that pleasing, good and perfect will of God and if I do not read the Word of God I will not know God well enough to know what it is.
Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.” So He said to them, “When you pray, say:
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name, Your kingdom come Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us day by day our daily bread.. Luke 11:1-3 

If we did not read the Word would we know how to pray? If we did not read the Word would we know about God? Well sure, we could know how to pray because the Holy Spirit gives us the knowledge of God, good and evil, and a few things like that. We could also lean who God is from walking into a church or talking to other believers but then you have their perspective not the God breathed words in the Bible. So I think we need to read!

I personally get encouraged, directed and often times corrected in the Word each day. I do not think I could stop the habit of reading, I am not sure I would be a happy person if I had not the Word to refresh myself with daily.
What about you Think for a bit about why you read the Word today, and pray ask God to enhance that purpose!
Heavenly Father, open our eyes to read Your Word and give us understanding, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Teresa M. Wilson