Before I went to bed I decided to watch a video that popped up on my YT feed. It was on exercising our faith muscles…but the theme of the entire message became about how “painful and boring reading the Bible is, but we need to do it anyway”.
Is this what’s being taught? Reading the Word of God is painfully boring, but you have to if you want to be a good Christian so suck it up and do it anyway?! Wow. I wonder how God feels about that? 💔
I was in my early 20’s when I started to feel a push to get into the Word for myself. I had grown up in a Christian home, involved in church my entire life, but reading the Bible on my own was not my norm. I felt overwhelmed with the pages, and didn’t know where to begin, so in faith I asked the Holy Spirit to help me. I asked the Lord to birth a hunger in me for His Word, and He did! I started to open up that thick black book daily out of a longing desire not a duty, and haven’t put it down since!
The words from my Heavenly Father began to penetrate my heart and soul in transformational ways, setting me free, changing me from the inside out.
If I needed an answer, He led me to passages that become hope-filled promises to stand on through the storms of life. And His peace reigned through it all. He is who He says He is; He is so faithful to His Word!
The Bible is our playbook for life. It’s active and alive and has the power to change lives—
It’s filled with hope and promises that withstand the fires of life! There is nothing boring about sitting with Jesus and saturating our souls in Truth. The truth that sets us free!
If you have been led to believe that reading your a Bible is boring, you have been led wrong. Don’t believe that humanistic perspective. It will keep you bound to a religious duty which will lead to burnout and frustration, with potential feelings that you’re “performance” is not enough. That is not God’s heart.
The Bible is His very Word; the most valuable, life-giving book you will ever read. Don’t reduce your time with Him to a monotonous duty. If you’re struggling to read, knowing in your heart you should, it’s ok to feel that. Don’t beat yourself up and don’t feel bad. Ask God to give you a hunger for His Word. Ask the Holy Spirit for help. Don’t lean on yourself, lean on Him. He will show up! You will find yourself longing for time with Him and His Word, and your life will forever change. 🤍, J
Open my eyes to see the miracle-wonders hidden in Scripture. Psalm 119:18 (TPT)