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4 reasons why you should read the Bible

Posted on: July 19th, 2016 by Sandi A No Comments

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I believe it’s very important to make a habit of reading your Bible. I mean, if you’re a Christian, how else can you get edified? Yes, you can read Christian blogs, listen to sermons, prophetic words and worship music, but that shouldn’t take the place of personal Bible reading.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 says: “All Scripture is God-breathed [given by divine inspiration] and is profitable for instruction, for conviction [of sin], for correction [of error and restoration to obedience], for training in righteousness [learning to live in conformity to God’s will, both publicly and privately—behaving honorably with personal integrity and moral courage]; 17 so that the[a]man of God may be complete and proficient, outfitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work.

As I read that I see several reasons why reading the Bible is good for us:

1: Instruction – the Bible is full of instructions for us on how to live our life. Some of these instructions may be easier to carry out than others, but with God all things are possible. There is grace available for you for every single thing God asks you to do.

2: Conviction – the Bible really does have a way of showing you where you’re not on the right track with God. Always remember that the Holy Spirit convicts specifically. The enemy doesn’t convict but he brings general guilt. For example, if I lie, the Holy Spirit will zone in and say ‘hey, that right there wasn’t good’, but the enemy will bring thoughts that make me feel like I am not good enough and I’m not a good Christian etc etc. So the point here is that,as you read the Bible, you find that you will start seeing specific areas where you are not walking right. You also get better at knowing when God is speaking to you, because He never contradicts His own Word.

3: Correction – just as you get convicted by reading the Word, you also get corrected. The Bible simply shows you which way to go. It corrects your attitudes and actions.

4: Training in righteousness – the Amplified Bible put it well when it said, “learning to live in conformity to God’s will, both publicly and privately – behaving honorably with personal integrity and moral courage” I can not agree more. We cannot achieve righteousness by our own ideas and works. Reading the Bible through the help of the Holy Spirit will help you know how to live a righteous life.

All in all, reading the Bible is good for you and for me to. As verse 17 puts it, the Scripture enables men and women of God to be complete, proficient, outfitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work. That means that it will help you live your day-to-day life and to fulfill your calling.

So be encouraged friend, go and read your Bible! If you don’t know where to start, use a Bible plan, or have a go at it with a friend for accountability.

Bless You =)

 

What to pray when you don’t know what to do

Posted on: October 22nd, 2015 by Sandi A No Comments

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The last time I shared about how we are able to make good choices if we listen to God’s direction. If you haven’t yet read that post, you can check it out here.

Today I have put together a few prayers you can pray any and everyday as you make choices in life.

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Remember, Holy Spirit is within you and He will speak to you in a way that is clear and that you can understand so that you will know just what to do.

Bless You!

Which way should I go?

Posted on: October 20th, 2015 by Sandi A No Comments
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Life is full of choices that we have to make daily. Sometimes we make wise choices and sometimes we do quite the opposite. Most of the times the choices we make have an effect on those around us whereas other times they affect us individually.

At this moment I find myself in a season of life where I have to make certain decisions (pretty big ones for that matter) regarding my future. Sometimes I want to forget the fact that I have to make a choice and move forward with it. And other times I sit down and think hard about what to do. But one thing is for sure, God knows which way I should go.

This past week as I was listening to Priscilla Shirer on YouTube, I was encouraged. Just as I was encouraged, I also want to encourage you =)

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me ~ John 10:27

As as child of God you have Holy Spirit within you. You have the ability to hear His voice because you know him. Sometimes I get so caught up being worried about what to do and formulating lots of silly scenarios in my head. Then when I get back to my senses I wonder to myself, ‘Sandra, what are you so worried about, God has it all figured out.

And the truth is that He does have it all figured out. And He has given you and me the ability to know which way to go. All we have to do is ask. He will speak to you in a way that is personal and clear for you to understand.

Bless You =)