Last week our discussion focused on HOW we read scripture. If you recall, the quote from C.S. Lewis stated, we either read the bible for our personal purpose, or we read to glean the message from the author. We have always been told that God speaks to us through his word- which he does. For that reason, what if we were to approach scripture as a “seeker” looking for his wisdom, his direction, his truth, his strength, listening to his voice. Truly seeking God means to let the word of God fall on us- much like rain. Rain falls where it may without care or concern for what it falls on, or the effects of it. As we read the word of God, if we put up our spiritual umbrellas, we shield ourselves from its’ ability to impact our lives.
It’s a new year which means this is a great time for new beginnings. To embrace new habits by approaching the bible from a completely different perspective. We then read for what it was meant to be….God talking to us, assuring us of his love for us; letting us know that he is protecting us, and most importantly, that he wants to have an intimate relationship with us-as like a parent to a child. That may sound a bit overwhelming, but that is exactly what he is longing for. Like any parent with a child, he is seeking a dialogue. A conversation, so that he can teach us how to be like Jesus in this world which is so desperately lost. How can we be more effective? Let the word of God dwell in us richly, as we grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Blessings.