Develop a relationship with God’s Word.

“But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night.” Psalms 1:2

When I gave my life to the Lord at the age of twelve, I didn’t know how to study a Bible, but thankfully, I had my mother to teach me. I used to enjoy opening her Bible. The pages were soft and worn. Entire chapters were highlighted, and she had filled the margins with personal notes. Her Bible was like a faithful friend that had been with her through the good times and in the bad times. I wanted my Bible to be to me what her Bible was to her.

If you want to have a stronger relationship with the Lord, you will need to develop a stronger relationship with the Word of God. See your Bible as a faithful friend that God uses to talk to you, strengthen you, and guide you along in life. As with a friend, you don’t try to rush through conversations; you take your time to get to know them better. Don’t try to rush through the Bible to say you read it. Slow down and allow the words you read to get into your heart.

Challenge: Read Psalm 23, starting with the first verse, The Lord is my Shephard. Before you move on to the rest of the verse, camp out there for a few days, saying to yourself over and over again how the Lord is your Shephard, asking yourself what is a Shephard and what does it mean to you? Once you have a good understanding of the first part of this verse, then move on to “I shall not want.”

Prayer: Father God, thank you for giving me practical wisdom, knowledge and understanding. I want to have a stronger relationship with you. So I ask that you help me to develop a stronger relationship with my Bible. Every time I open it to read it, let me get something out of it that will bless me and those around me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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