“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6 verse 33
How do we seek the kingdom of God and his righteousness? We read His Word and obey Him.
Holy Spirit has been putting this on my heart for the last few months, and I spoke at church about it in the last few months, I think, but this morning He showed me the "big picture."
People, including me, have a tendency to read the Bible looking for the answers to life’s mysteries, or something specific we want to know, or maybe we want to understand completely every word as we read it, or perhaps we read only a verse or two per day. By doing these things, we can and do often overlook some of the greater mysteries and more important messages that God is trying to show us.
God’s Word can be difficult to understand, right? People say, I don’t understand the Bible; it’s too confusing; it’s too difficult. I too have said these things, and frequently still do. Let’s face it, no one understands every word in the Bible. That’s why there are so many commentaries and opinions on so many passages, and these opinions can be helpful in understanding difficult passages, but God will provide the answers for which we are seeking, if we call unto Him. Amen.
Jeremiah 33 verse 3 “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”
God’s Word is alive; it is written for us. Call unto Him by praying and reading His Word. “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10 verse 17
Reading the Bible is how God speaks to us; praying is how we speak to Him; praying in tongues is how we tell Him our heart’s desires, which only He can understand. “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Or, hearing by reading the word of God. Amen!
What I was/am really hungry for when reading the Bible are answers to the mysteries of His Word, and how do I activate His blessings in my life? How do I get Him to show me great and mighty things?
Um, hello. Here’s your sign! The power of His Word, which is written for us. The power of the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ. And, the power of His Holy Spirit inside of us.
This morning, again in the twilight hours, Holy Spirit showed me that God, the Father of Lights in whom there is no variableness or shadow of turning, wants all of us to read the Bible, His Holy Word, written for us, so we can find Him and activate His Blessings in our lives.
Not only that but something I noticed over the last few years of reading the Bible almost every day faithfully is that the times when I did not read it as often as God wanted me to, I would get a pain in my shoulder. As soon as I started reading the Bible, the pain would go away. I never wrote about these experiences, because I thought I was crazy yet again, but I told my husband about them plenty, believe me.
This morning, Holy Spirit showed me that many people in the churches have a nagging pain or ailment because God is waiting for us to read the Bible. Not a verse or two per day, chapters per day, from Genesis to Revelation.
Pick up the Bible and read it, and see what happens. Not only might you see minor ailments and pains subside, but God is lifting the veil of blindness from hearts, and He has a lot to show us.
So, even if we do not understand what we are reading, read it anyway; and, pray for understanding; and keep reading; and keep praying; and, God will show you great and mighty things.
God Bless You.
Faithful and humble servant to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
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