Being aware that something is available to you doesn't automatically make it yours. Chocolate is available for me to purchase at any time. It’s until I go and purchase that chocolate that it becomes mine. After I get it, I can enjoy the fruit of my efforts! It’s the same thing with the things of God. Knowing God loves you is just the first part. The next step is tapping into this love and power. How?
1 John 5:3, “For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.” It’s until you connect yourself to the Word of God that you’ll experience LOVE. If you cut yourself off from the circulation of God’s Word, you’re a dead man walking. It’s that serious! Keeping His commandments means knowing the commandments. Too many Christians don't know God’s Word which is why they’re destroyed (Hosea 4:6).
Notice the last part of 1 John 5:3, “His commandment are not burdensome,” in other words, they won’t weight you down and they’re not difficult! The Word of God is light, and it breaks every heavy yolk (Matthew 11:30). If your perception of reading the Bible has always been negative, change it. It’s what’s going to sustain, change you and bring love…the perfect kind.
Prayer & Confession:
“Heavenly Father, thank you for sending us your Word. Your perfect will for my life is available and at my disposal. Today I ready myself to be a student of your Word and to meditate on it day and night. I will grow in your love by keeping your commandments. Father, give me the grace to read your Word. Holy Spirit, open my eyes and my heart to receive everything I need as I read the Bible. Every distraction is broken NOW, In Jesus’ name. May I never stray away from your Word. Let there never be a day that passes where my spirit doesn't hunger for more of your Word. In the name of Jesus, I pray.”
Matthew 7:24 says, “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” To take in God’s Word doesn't mean just reading it. Today, find an App that allows you to hear men and women of God who can preach the full council of God’s Word. Then, listen to it all the time. With today’s technology, it’s impossible not to find something that can help increase your knowledge of God’s Word/LOVE.