What challenges are you facing in your life today? What battles are raging in your world? Are you in need of wisdom, guidance, or insight? Then simply open the written word of God and read. It’s the source of all wisdom, a great resource for guidance and is itself the wellspring for powerful insight (see Proverbs 1–5). Are you feeling depressed, discouraged, or hopeless? Spend time reading and meditating on God’s Word. The power of the word of God can lift you from depression, extreme discouragement, and it can give you great hope (see Psalms 1–12, 23, 63 and 91; Isaiah 61:1–3).
Are you afraid, feeling confused, and in need of strength? Spend time reading, meditating, contemplating and speaking promises found in the word of God. His Word can give you courage, clear direction in your life and tremendous strength for the battles you face in life (see Psalm 27, Psalm 91, I Samuel 17, II Timothy 1:6–12 and Psalm 119:105).
In God’s Word, we actually find the answer to every problem, challenge, and difficulty we can ever face in life. It speaks to every issue and matter you will ever run into. In either direct statement or in principle, we can find the wisdom, direction or understanding that we need to find out God’s will in a particular matter or concern. God’s Word actually covers everything.
Therefore, a very important and wise step on our part is to commit ourselves to becoming faithful students of God’s word. We are very wise to dedicate ourselves and make it a habit to read and spend time in the Bible every day. A goal of reading three chapters a day is a wise goal to pursue. It can help to provide a good basic “spiritual meal” from God’s powerful word. The spiritual nourishment and strength that we need, we can receive as we faithfully make spending time in God’s Word a high priority in our daily lives.
Is it really that beneficial to read and meditate on the word of God daily? Does spending time in the word of God consistently, help you and strengthen you that much? Does it really make that much difference? Absolutely, and even more so! God’s word is pregnant with the ability to bless, strengthen, and empower us in life. When we become serious students of the word of God, we discover that putting the study of the word of God as a priority has is its own reward (see Genesis 15:1, Psalm 1, II Timothy 3:14–17). Becoming a faithful student of the Word of God changes everything in your life. And the change is not just good. It’s great!
Parents, we are wise to start the habit of helping and guiding our children to read God’s word every day. Nothing will bless our children more as it is one of the most fruitful habits for any family in life.
Be mindful that there are at least seven ways that you can put God’s word to work in your life every day. You can read it, hear it, obey it, believe it speak it, pray it and meditate on it. Using the Bible in your life each way is edifying and helps us to grow in our relationship with the Lord. Spending time in God’s word empowers your life in great ways.