Have you ever been lost? Life can seem like a maze sometimes, and it is easy to get lost. The Bible is like a direction key, showing you how to get through the maze and reach the goal. Psalm 119:105 says, “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” Imagine the difference between stumbling through a dark maze and going through it with lighted path. That’s the difference between a Christian who reads the Bible and one who doesn’t. God knows that life can be tricky, so He gave us directions for life in the Bible to help us live successfully.
You know the feeling of waking up in the morning starving? Your body needs its fuel for the day. Jesus said, “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). He was saying that in the same way your body needs food everyday, your spirit needs food too—spiritual food. So how do you get spiritual food? By reading the Bible. You probably won’t understand everything in the beginning; that’s normal, just like it’s normal for a baby to only be able to eat baby food. But the more you read the Bible, the more you will understand, and the more your spirit will be fed. A great place to start is in the book of John. It’s a book about Jesus, written by one of His close friends. You’ll love it. Begin the habit today of daily reading the Bible to get direction from God and feed your spirit.
“When I read the Bible, I view it as if God is telling me a story. He is talking to me about what He desires for me, sharing His heart with me and telling me about following Him. It gives me a point of conversation so that I can talk with God. For example, if I read Jesus saying "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me," I know that He is telling me personally that I can hear His voice, that He knows me and that I can follow Him no matter what may be going on around me. I allow the Bible to become very personal and applicable. Talk to God as you read and ask for Him to help you understand what is being said. He will speak to you and give you direction and help for everything in your life. The more you read, the more you talk to Him, the more things will begin to make sense” Aaron
Plan a time each day to read the Bible. If you schedule it, it will be easier to do it. Ask God to give you direction from the Bible for a specific issue you are facing.Part 4: The Church is Your Family