I can still hear my own children singing when they were little, “The B I B L E, yes that’s the book for me. I stand upon the Word of God, the B I B L E !”
We have a few favorite authors and we buy quite a few books. We actually intend to read them, but often we just skim through them to glean the best of the information. Other times we read them completely and re-read the truths in them and are so encouraged and nourished. Sometimes we find that the book wasn’t something we really needed to read but someone we meet needs the book for encouragement and help. Other books we use as reference books, looking back into them for a nugget of wisdom for certain occasions. Great Christian books are wonderful and some of the books we’ve read over the years still speak to our hearts. We remember for our own needs and share things with others that come back to our minds. Our favorite books always include Scriptures as the cornerstone of the rest of the story. Busy as I get, I keep coming back to that Word of God and it keeps satisfying my longings as nothing else will do.
Oh beloved, we cannot hope to live a full life without the Word of God can we? We’ve all tried self-help books and found our “selves” still needing help! But when you read the word of God something experiential happens! The Word of God is literally God’s Word! Open up the pages and hear the breath and heart of God Himself! It is an extraordinary book written by the extraordinary God of the Universe! God knows how busy you are and you still find time to eat nuggets of the Word. He wants you to know this morning that every time you open His Word you receive unction from Holy Spirit and power for living! He says hurray every time you read the Bible. Angels in heaven rejoice when you take and eat the Words of Scripture! Demons in hell as well flee when the Word is read in your home, during your problems, when you have questions about life and as you pray! God’s Word clears the atmosphere for you, allowing freedom to pray correctly and receive manna from heaven for every situation you encounter. Jesus went to the cross so that you could receive straight from Holy Spirit the Words that are meant for life and liberty and joy and peace, along with anointing and power for your life! You may not see all the benefits outwardly for every time you partake of the Word, but God wants you to know this morning that changes in the heavenlies happen when you open that Book of Books and rely on God to reveal what flesh and blood cannot hope to understand.
God loves you and He’s for you! He has provided everything you will ever need for living a righteous life and partaking of heavenly things. He will reveal His Word to you and He will lead you to the best books for your life in Christ. He hovers over those who read the Word and He hovers over those who rightly handle the Word of truth in the books He leads you to. Keep studying and keep seeking and keep believing God’s Word. Your ordinary life will become extraordinary as you apply God’s Word to it and your natural life will become endowed with supernatural power as you live in the Light of that wonderful, truthful, inspiring, God breathed Word!
I Peter 1:23 for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God.
Ephesians 6:17 And take THE HELMET OF SALVATION, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness.
Psalm 119:169 Let my cry come before You, O LORD; Give me understanding according to Your word.
Mathew 4:4 But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.'”