Being in God’s Word is the MOST important spiritual discipline we can master!
Without knowledge of the WORD we will remain ineffective prayer warriors and weak Christians. The Bible is the primary way we have of getting to know God, His purpose and plan for us, and where we will find the tools we need to pray our way through trials.
Are you struggling to know what and how to pray? Read your Bible.
Are you struggling to know God’s will for your life? Read your Bible.
Are you unsure if God hears your prayers or if He wants to keep hearing from you? Read your Bible.
If you are going to wage war on the enemy and find victory during your trial you MUST read your Bible.
When Jesus was in the wilderness, fasting and praying and preparing for ministry, Satan tried to tempt Him. The devil was defeated with three words: “It is written.” Jesus quoted scripture to the enemy and won that battle. How did Jesus know what verses to pull out and when? He’d read it. He’d studied and memorized the WORD.
Follow His example. Read the Word so you can tell the enemy, “It is written” when he tries to attack you. By knowing the Word you can stomp all over the devil and cause him to flee!
3 Tips for Consistent and Successful Bible Reading
I know it can be hard to be consistent in your devotions and Bible reading. I get it! There is so much that needs to be done and only 24 hours each day. Can I suggest that this is the most important thing that needs to be done each day? Here are a few tips to get you started:
- Find the time to read your Bible: Pick a time and stick to it. Even 5 minutes a day is better than nothing at all. I like to do my Bible reading first thing in the morning. It helps start my day off on the right foot.
- Find a reading plan: Simply opening the Bible and starting to read can be overwhelming at times. Having a plan is a great way to stay consistent and be accountable. There are many plans available on the Internet and Bible reading apps. (Read more: How to Read the Bible in a Year)
- Find a focus: When you are reading the scriptures find one word, phrase, verse, or theme to meditate on during the day. Something that can become your anchor when the storms start to rage for the rest of the day.
Creating Your Own Personalized Bible Reading Plan
One thing that has really helped me be consistent with reading the scriptures is creating my own Bible reading plans. It’s pretty easy to do once you learn how. You can keep this plan in your prayer notebook or journal. It only takes me 30-45 minutes to create a plan for the month. Here’s a video to help you get started: