It Is Written…

As Christians it is so important that whenever we read the Word of God we get something from it. Whether it’s more wisdom, or knowledge, or understanding, or conviction, or whatever else it might be. We must realize that this book is alive. It is the absolute perfect Word of God. Knowing this will help shape and pave the road for you and I on this walk with Christ.

I read from the book of Matthew this morning and I saw something that immediately convicted me. I read Matthew chapter 5. In this chapter we see that Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And Jesus fasted 40 days and 40 nights. Seeing this, that Jesus was hungry, and weak (from the aspect that he was in human form), and weary (again, because He was in Human form), satan used this as an opportunity to tempt him with food, to tempt him by testing God, to tempt him by trying to give Jesus all within his earthly kingdom on earth.

But as satan tempted Jesus, each time he responded so well to the tempters offers. Jesus said all three times “It is written…” and then he quoted the Word of God. Upon this I immediately experienced a conviction that I want to share with you all and hopefully you share in it. We must get to know the Word of God better! Jesus knew it when satan came to tempt him and that’s where his victory was found! He knew the Scriptures well. He knew how to defend himself against the evil ones lies and deceiving promises.

I think if Jesus set this example for us, we’d better follow it. Imagine how often satan comes to tempt us and we give in. You know why? Because we don’t know the Word of God. We don’t know the Bible. We don’t have these living words come to life within us often enough. The power of the Bible is so great, but unfortunately it’s useless (to you and I individually) if you don’t become intimate with it. The power of it never comes alive in your life and you don’t get to experience the great victories God has prepared for you.

These words are simply brotherly love towards all of you my brothers and sisters in Christ. I became convicted of the lack of scripture in my life and I want you to experience the same conviction so that things can start changing in, around, and through us! Thank you for reading todays post. I hope it encouraged you, strengthened you, and convicted you like it did for me. May God’s peace, love, and joy be upon you all today. Amen.

Allowing The Word to Work: Food For Thought – Daily Devotion – Day 6

Today the Lord inspired me to speak about the Word, the Holy Bible, the living scriptures! I hope that as we continue to grow in Christ, and as Christians, we need to allow the word to continually shape and change us for the better. We have to see some change in our lives, the way carry ourselves and the way we do things, speak words, and think about things! The more we read, the more we are encouraged to do the work of the Lord and really become more Christ-like. The more we read and allow it to shape us and mold us, the more we will be more and more thoroughly equipped to fight the good fight! See 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Also the next time someone asks you “How do you know the Bible is real?”, or “I don’t read the Bible because it was written by imperfect humans so it has to be faulty.”, you can answer to them with 2 Timothy 3:16 which tells us that all Scripture is GOD INSPIRED! So even though the Bible was written by imperfect humans, it was written through the Spirit of God, which is perfect!

AMEN BE BLESSED!!!!

Stepping in the Right Direction: Food For Thought – Daily Devotional Day 2

If we put ourselves in the Lord He will bless us with our desires. We need to be faithful in our walk with Him and fully devote our lives each day and trust in Him as well (faith without trust is impossible). Finally we must wait for the Lord and be patient. His timing is best and there is no need to worry! If we do these things, He will make our righteousness shine and people WILL see Christ in us! Refer to Psalm 37:4-7!