What’s your favorite book? Do you even have one? Do you read? Or is the TV how you get your ole noggin going?
Until the past few years I’ve hated reading. But now I love it!
I wish I could’ve understood the importance of reading at a much younger age cause I ain’t jokin when I say that I seriously used to hate it. But now reading has become such a mental release for me and something for which I actually look forward to. I can’t believe I’m even saying this, but there isn’t anything I look forward to more (besides spending time with my bride and our son) than coming home and getting some good alone time with my favorite book… the Bible.
The older I get the more infatuated I become with the concept of truth. Is there such a thing as ultimate truth? If there is, what is it and where do we find it? We all have somewhere we go to figure out what we believe. You know those tough questions like “Why were we created?” or “What’s the purpose of life?” Where do you go to figure these types of questions out? Google? Your parents? Your friends? Fox News?
There is ultimate Truth. His name is Jesus.
I don’t know about you guys, but I choose to follow the Man upstairs! I believe in Him and live my life for Him every day. To be a true follower of Jesus, you have to believe in what He says. And He says that The Bible ain’t no ordinary book. No siree. It’s inspired. As a matter of fact, “It’s alive and active…it penetrates to dividing soul and spirit” (Hebrews 4:12). It’s got divine powers. It’ll mess you up in the most brilliant way!
We are so blessed to live in a country where we can freely have and read our Bibles pretty much wherever we want. We are the minority in that. All over the world, people are being mocked, beaten, imprisoned, tortured, and even killed for following Jesus. We must pray for them. This also should teach us to cherish God’s Word and proves the point that it’s not just another “book.”
Are you a Christian who’s grown stale in your faith?
Are you stagnant and wondering why you’re not living the rich and satisfying life Jesus promises us (John 10:10)? Do you feel anxious, exhausted, and apathetic? Are you stuck in a place of confusion and doubt, wondering if you really have a relationship with Jesus at all? “Enough with the questions Wells, goodness gracious,” you may say. Well, let me just ask you one more question. How often do you read your Bible? I am in no way trying to guilt or shame you. I struggle to read mine often as well.
The Bible is our manna.
I believe that our tendency to seek sources outside of the Bible instead of the Source itself is a huge reason why so many of us remain malnourished. We must feed our souls. We must withdraw, just like Jesus did at times, to be alone with the Comforter of our souls. Jesus says, “People don’t live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). Just as God gave the Israelite’s their manna from heaven in the wilderness, we must get ours as well.
Do you want to hear God speak?
Well, all you have to do is read the Bible. So turn off your TV and put down your phone. Dust off that old Bible, start reading it, studying it, applying it to your life and get ready for Jesus to rock your world. Have a hard time doing that? Ask God to give you an insatiable hunger for Him and His Word. Not sure where to start. Try the book of John. It’s one of the four books in the New Testament about the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
We must understand why we were created, who created us and what we are supposed to do while we are here on earth. It’s the most important thing we can do. This goes for all, even if you’re reading this and don’t believe in Jesus. We will never have all the answers. That’s for darn sure, even though I act like I do at times. So don’t just go along with popular opinion, what feels right, or even how you were raised. Ask the tough questions, do your “homework” and figure out what/who ultimate truth is.
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