Tuesday, March 9, 2010
What is the big deal about reading our Bibles? Why is it so important? Well first of all, I wish I would have made it a habit when I was younger so it wasn't so hard for Mommy to do consistently now that I'm big. And by big I mean older, not big as in BIG! And secondly, God lives through HIS words to us. They are living and as useful today as they were 2000+ years ago. He meant for the Bible to be our instruction manual for life. Would we put together your new bike without reading how to do it first? Or would we even bake a birthday cake for Daddy without reading the recipe? Even our new Wii games tell us what to do when we first go to play it. The good news is we don't have to figure out life on our own, the bad news is that it takes discipline to read the Bible and we have to make it a priority everyday. But there's more good news, we will feel so much better when we do. It helps us feel closer to God and equips us to make better choices.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 (New International Reader's Version)
16 God has breathed life into all of Scripture. It is useful for teaching us what is true. It is useful for correcting our mistakes. It is useful for making our lives whole again. It is useful for training us to do what is right. 17 By using Scripture, a man of God can be completely prepared to do every good thing.
Loving God, we are thankful that you woke us up today and that you love us. Thank you for our time together and for giving us your words and the Bible to help us find our way in this world. We think it is so cool that you would love us enough to leave us instructions. Help us to have the desire to learn more about you and the discipline to give you our time. Be with us today. Amen