How To Cut Distractions For Good And Read Your Bible.
We all want to read the Bible,we all want to grow. We all what to know God more, but then when it gets to doing the time and sitting still and having an actual conversation with God through his word, we become lazy. We become distracted. It’s a thing of not knowing how important it is to read the word. If you know what’s at stake then killing distractions isn’t such a big deal. We can’t change your environment, but we can change your mindset about studying the Bible. And that’s what we are about to do. There’s a lot to gain and your ultimate joy is at stake.
We need to read all of scriptures so that we can have a reply to doubters of our faith.
That’s an except from this article. We strongly recommend that you read it. The bible is full of answers. In our current day, our faith is being questioned at every corner and we are being accursed of being contradictory and judgemental. When your faith is questioned, do you know the right thing to say? You won’t if you don’t study the word. And don’t go thinking the word isn’t logical, or the bible cannot be explained logically. See what Acts 1:40 says “Peter was pleading and offering many logical reasons to believe” (The Voice Translation)
2. We need to read so that we can build our faith. “Faith comes by hearing/reading God’s word” Do you wonder why you don’t act Christ-like at times? Why it seems like you’re just a Christian by your social media profile and it’s hard for you to see it in what you actually do. Believe or not, it’s because you don’t spend time with God. Remember when James said “faith without works is dead”? He was saying you can’t have faith and it won’t show. Faith bears fruit. You want to be more like Jesus? Well, grow your faith, sit with your bible and learn about Jesus. There’s no shortcut. Nobody can do it for you.
3. We need to read so that we can stay grounded. When Jesus says to “abide in him,” he means to trust him for all that we are. We can only trust what we know. So we read. To know. And when we know, we abide/trust.
4. We need to study to renew and transform our minds. It’s when the word of God shines into our hearts as we study it, that we are transformed to conform to the new creatures we are.
5. Dry patch equals dry patch. No study equals no warmth, freshness or fire. And oh how we need fire!
6. Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15 NIV) Focus is on “correctly handles the word of truth.” Compare with Acts 17:11-12 NIV and we see that we read in order to verify what we are told. Trip Lee said, “if we want to get past the only thing we know being what we learnt from the pastor,” we need to read in where God spoke for himself.
7. We’re reading for answers to life, and everything else.
8. Daniel 2:22 says God reaveals deep and mysterious things.. One way that can happen is by studying. God can show you stuff no one has ever seen.
But we mustn’t forget that we need God to know God. It’s a spirit thing. Hence, 1 Corinthians 2:11-12 NIV; For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 What we have received is not the spirit of the world,but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us.