Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A Penny for your thought??

Let the first thoughts that come into your mind each day be from God's Word.

Daily Bible reading is a powerful source of spiritual strength to us Christians. Most of us eat food every day. Otherwise, our physical bodies become weak. We are not just physical beings, but spiritual as well. Jesus said, “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God” ~Matthew 4:4~ We need daily spiritual bread also.

We should examine the Scriptures daily and receive the word with great eagerness. It should become a habit like most things we do in life. Luke refers to this as being “noble-minded” ~Acts 17:10-12~ God speaks to us as He guides us through His Word.
The apostle Peter said, “No prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation” ~2Peter 1:20~ We should not approach God’s Word seeking confirmation of our own personal desires. We should study His Word to understand what He is saying to us. All of us have been mis~understood at some time in our lives. Someone took part of what we said and changed what we meant. How much worse it is if we misunderstand what God means.

Meditation is giving time in our thought life to God’s Word. When His Word is already in our minds, the Holy Spirit can bring it to our remembrance. The apostle Paul said, “Let the Word of Christ richly live in You” ~Colossians 3:16~
This means the Word should not be a stranger, but live and be at home within us.