Our shelves are filled with them, most homes have at least one. Is it just another book that collects layers of dust as the years go by? What if we approached His word like we are supposed to? What if we treat it as what it is…inspired, God breathed and straight from the creator. What if we reached for it with every fiber of our soul or like that pack of Oreo’s in the cabinet? What if when we opened it, we breathed it in and listened to Him speak to us?
“All scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17. He gave us His word with a purpose, to teach us, correct us, equip us. I have had such a desire to dig down deep into His word. I want to know more, I want to hear from him. I thought there was no way I could do that on my own. What holds us back from fully diving into God’s word? My greatest fear has always been that I am not smart enough to understand God’s word…
“No I can’t make the Bible come alive for anyone. The Bible is already alive. It makes me come alive.” R.C. Sproul
The beautiful truth is that God opens our eyes, He will provide wisdom and understanding as we dive into His word as His child. The most powerful lesson I have learned has shown me just how true this quote from R.C. Sproul is; His word is alive and makes me come alive. Studying His word makes me feel more alive and closer to my great God. As Christians when we have a relationship we have a desire, a desire to dig deeper, to know more, and be in His word. If we ask God He will give us wisdom, focus and understanding.
I desire to be in His word, because we trust His word. It’s living and active (Hebrews 4:12), the heavens declare His work (Psalm 19:1-14), His promises are trustworthy, we can trust His covenant, and His promise (2 Samuel 7:28), and every word of God proves true (Proverbs 30:5).
As women we should be intentional in our study of His word, be in His word regularly and often. We should desire to not just read His word but to feel it, breath it, and take it all in. Psalm 119: 10-32 describes what we should desire as Christians – to seek Him with all my heart, meditate on His word, delight in His word and not neglect His word.
God provided His word because He knew just what we would need. He knew we would need to hear from Him; God and His word are all wrapped up together. His incredible love for us provided light in the darkness, living water, bread of life, and His incredible word.