When the new year began, I picked my devotional off the shelf and thought I was good to go. But by the end of the January, I had this itch, this desire for more. I wanted to see more in the Scriptures, gleaning new meaning and not approaching my reading with a sense of familiarity.
I believe every word in Scripture is true. I kn0w Scripture is for now and it is meant for me. But somehow familiarity was robbing me of the excitement of a fresh insight.
Some might have called this “a dry spell”. Not sure of what it was, I took action so it would not turn into a drought of soul.
I began the Bible study, “Open Your Bible” by Raechel Myers and Amanda Bible Williams. Is there any better way to meet God anew than on the pages of His Word and with a new study?
Over the last few weeks as I have delved in each day, I have found myself drawn back into encountering God through His Word. As I looked up the various Scripture references, I found that each one drove me back into God’s presence. No matter what we experience in life, all of life is designed to drive us back to God, back to spending time with Him.
“For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes, and he is the one to whom we are accountable.” (Hebrews 4:12-13, NLT)
His Word is an effective force in our lives, doing what it must, as God wills.
As the last few weeks have passed, I have been left with a deeper love and appreciation for familiar Scriptures as God let them fall with a newness, almost as if I was reading them for the very first time.
His Spirit breathed life into His Word causing me to hang onto every promise for every word is good. And this is what I discovered …
We need to be in His Word every day.
It changes us.
But more so, it changes what we see and therefore,
changes what we seek.