Hello Readers & Followers,
How are you today? I hope you are well. How is your day going? What's the weather like where you are? It's rainy and cold here in central England. Also, today is National Teachers' Day and I would like to give thanks to the greatest teacher (the Holy Spirit) for always teaching me His Word. I celebrate those who dedicate their lives to the education of others. May God reward your service.
Back to today's post..
I normally receive a number of enquiries from Christians on how they can create time to study the Word of God due to everyday pressures that are hindering them. So, today's post is to encourage you to spend more time in studying the Word of God.
Let me use a seed to explain how you could keep studying your bible. a) How does a seed grow? b) Does it grow instantly? c) Does it grow all at once? I believe when seeds are planted, they first grow roots and once these roots take hold, a small plant will begin to emerge. So, for a seed to grow, the following need to happen:
Water it everyday and it will grow - If you're going to grow in the knowledge of God, you are going to have to keep watering yourself everyday with the Word of God so that you can grow. It is not a one-off watering and it is not for you to study for a few months or a few days and you think you have done enough. No, God wants you and I to keep growing in our knowledge of Him. Spiritual growth comes as you consistently feed on a balanced diet of the Word of God. How can you feed on a balanced diet of the Word of God? Feel free to share. A healthy spiritual diet is important for our spiritual growth.
Decide for yourself if you want the seed to grow - If you want to keep knowing about God, you must decide for yourself if you want to grow in the Word of God. Once you have made up your mind to grow in the Word of God, you must schedule a time to study the Word of God. Do you have a bible study plan for the week?
Finally, unless you create time to study the Word of God, your mind and body may want to prioritise other things above the Word of God. Do not let other things manage you, be in charge! You can decide on how close you become to God with the way you spend time with Him.
Have a lovely week!
See you again on Monday.
- Mysses Lafunky