VEHICLE No. 2 [THE BIBLE]
If your life were a vehicle, THE BIBLE would be your owner’s manual. The problem is, many people today spend about as much time reading the Bible as they do an owner’s manual … that is; not much! When it comes to cars, most people think, I know how to drive this thing. I don’t need to read the manual.
Unfortunately, when it comes to our lives and the Bible, many people feel the same way. I know what I’m doing. I don’t need the manual. When it comes to life, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. We all need the instructions!
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16,17 (NIV)
God says every word of the Bible comes directly from Him, and then He begins telling us how it will benefit us. He says it will equip you for everything He has planned for you to do. Earlier, we learned how God has a plan for each one of us. The Bible is how He plans on letting you in on that plan. And, remember, this 30-day devotional is all about you moving closer to God. Many would argue that THE BIBLE is the most important vehicle you’ll need during this journey.
Without time in the Word of God, you will never move closer to God. Like any relationship in life, communication is an essential piece. PRAYER is how we talk to God, and THE BIBLE is how He talks to us. Getting this second vehicle up and running will allow God to talk to you about your life today, your issues and struggles, your strengths and successes, and His amazing plan for your future.
Movement Day 12
If you’ve been following the TO READ sections each day, you’ve already been reading two chapters a day, and now you see why doing this is so important. Keep it up.
If you haven’t, start today.
Start small. Get out your calendar and add a 3-minute block of reading THE BIBLE to your 2- minute block of PRAYER. This will soon become the most important 5 minutes of your day. Do not move forward until you schedule this.
Start your reading with the simple phrase, “God, speak to me today from Your Word.”
- MATTHEW 12
- PROVERBS 12
- Write down one thought.
Reading and thinking about the Word of God is not just a churchy thing to do. It is allowing the God of the universe to speak to you about your life. Until this becomes a part of your daily life, you won’t be able to move close to God at the rate you want to. A system that seems to work well for many people is to combine PRAYER time with THE BIBLE time on a daily basis. Start with 2 minutes in PRAYER and 3 minutes in THE BIBLE. Schedule it out today, and then hang on!