People may ask, ‘How do I get in the habit of reading the Bible?’ but first I want to address WHY we should read our Bibles.
Today’s devotional is about why you should read your Bible – and, more specifically, why you should read the Bible more often than not. I know that we are all busy mamas, but I hope you’ll grant me a few minutes to convince you why reading our Bibles is so critical. If you’re already reading your Bible daily, I pray that this will encourage you to keep going and to help others to do the same!
#1: Reading the Bible changes our lives.
Listen to this incredible 2-minute video from Messenger International about what happens to us when we read our Bibles four or more times per week:
When we are reading our Bibles more often than not, it changes us. When we open our hearts and minds to God’s powerful words, we are allowing God to transform us.
This is called repentance. And, no, I’m not talking about beating yourself up after you sin. Repentance comes from the Greek term “metanoia.” Meta = change. Noia = mind. Metanoia means a changed mind. A new mind. When we are engaging our minds in God’s Word, it transforms our mindset, our way of thinking. And when our minds are changed, our lives change, too.
Not only will our lives change, but this will touch the lives of those around us (1 Timothy 4:16). This is the best way to impact our children and our spouses.
Do you feel like you need a change in your life? Maybe you feel defeated by the way you’ve been impatient with your kids or overwhelmed by anxiety – but there is hope. God can renew you.