"For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God."

– Romans 8:14

Hunger and Thirst

Paul writes in Colossians 3:16, "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God."

He also writes in 2 Timothy 3:16-17, "All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work."

Job spoke in the midst of his suffering, "I have not departed from the commandment of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my portion of food" (Job 23:12).

It's seen throughout Scripture that the Word of God is important, but how many of us actually desire God's Word like Job? How many of us understand God's Word like the Apostle Paul? Do we seek His word earnestly and passionately like the early church? I think it would be shocking to find out how many Christians actually spent thirty minutes reading their Bible this past week.

I only address this because I know how guilty I am of not reading God's Word with the passion I should. I honestly didn't have a Bible I could call my own until my junior year of high school. I didn't start reading every day until last December. Have I mentioned that I've been going to church for more than seventeen years? I guess that just goes to show that no matter how much you go to church or youth group, if you're not in the Word you will see no growth in your relationship with Christ.

True growth in your relationship with Christ comes from spending time with Him, in prayer and in the reading of Scripture. When I spent no time in prayer, I experienced no form of closeness with God. I never heard Him speaking to me. When I didn't read my Bible, I was never prepared to share what I had learned and I was definitely not ready to share Christ with anyone. There was a disconnect because I didn't make Christ the priority of my life. Was I truly a Christian at all?

On a more encouraging note, I have met several followers of Christ that seriously just have a hunger to read God's Word. Those are the people that are going to make the largest impact for the Kingdom. It is one of the most incredible things I have ever seen. They get angry if they are not able to spend their quality quiet time with God. The rest of the day lacks any passion or desire and we start the day off incorrectly.

It is really about starting your day off with Christ. I mean honestly, is there any other way to start your day off better than with the God of the Universe? The God that sacrificed Himself so that we would even have the opportunity to learn about Him? Not much else comes to mind.

The Word is our ultimate authority and if we are not consistently diving into God's divinely inspired revelation, we are not listening to what God has called us to. We are not following the instructions laid in front of us by the Bible. Brothers and sisters we must earnestly seek God and we find God in His Word.

No Fear

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