When you read God’s Word, you must constantly be saying to yourself, “It is talking to me, and about me.”
(Soren Kierkegaard, 1813–1855 Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic, and religious author)
People have asked me, how can you read from the same “book” every day for more than 20 years. “Surely you must know the message by now,” they say.
Yes, I do know the message by now. Yes, I do have many scriptures memorized and I can find any verse without the use of a concordance.
The Bible is MORE THAN a static message carried to the future on parchments locked in glass cases.
The Bible is MORE THAN black and red ink on white pages (and digital letters on smart phones).
Some people consider us crazy for basing our whole lives on a “book” from ancient H I S T O R Y.
But it doesn’t really matter when the Bible was written, because the Bible is T I M E L E S S.
The Bible is not a book. It is a living, speaking V O I C E.
Though it was written to all people in all times, and it is general concerning all issues of life… there is a proceeding voice which flies from Its pages when It is read.
The Bible is a G O D portal. It is a window though which God may be released into your atmosphere!
This is why I read from it E V E R Y day.
Though I follow a methodical system for reading the Bible, and I search out certain topics, and I study for the messages I share with others… oftentimes, it doesn’t really matter which book or chapter I select… because somehow, God always whispers from the general sections, a specific conversation with me.
This is not true for all people. There is a stipulation.
The Bible IS just a book to you, until the second you give your life to Christ.
The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. (1 Corinthians 2:14 NIV)
Before I gave my life to Christ, I tried to read from the Bible once… and it was painful. I did not understand a single word.
Then (at rock bottom) on February 17, 1991 when I let God all the way into my life… I opened the Bible and THE VOICE was there!
For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. (Hebrews 4:12 NLT)
This is why I read from it E V E R Y D A Y.
PS: Have you read my book, Make Me A Legend?