Christians who desire a flourishing relationship with God and are interested in spiritual growth recognize that spending time taking in and absorbing God’s Word is of utmost importance. It is within the pages of the Bible that we learn about God and His love for humanity, about Jesus and His message, and how to live in harmony with God and our fellow human beings.

God is the Creator, and He wants to be in relationship with His creation. In order to make that possible, He has revealed Himself to us through the Bible. In it, He tells of His love for us and of the actions He has taken to make it possible for us, as imperfect and finite beings, to be in relationship with Him. The more we abide in His Word, the more we understand how to live our lives in accordance with His will, and in a manner that reflects Him and His love, especially in our interactions with others.

Setting aside time daily to read the Bible provides the opportunity to connect with God each day. It opens us up to letting Him speak to us through what we read, to His instruction and guidance, to His help through life’s problems and difficulties. Regular reading of God’s written words to us reminds us of the moral code which we are meant to fashion our lives around and provides us with guidance when we are faced with decisions.

As we abide in His Word, we become more and more aware of the value He places on each individual, and the love and compassion He has for every human being. As we begin to absorb the truth contained within these pages and as we apply them to our daily living, we begin to anchor our lives on the foundation of the truth of God and we seek to pattern our lives after the life and teachings of Jesus.

Each day we are flooded with a barrage of input from a wide variety of delivery systems, which influences us in one way or another. Taking time daily to read what God has said to us provides a way to navigate through the maelstrom of information and input that we are faced with. It enhances our spiritual ability to discern truth and falsehood. It makes it easier to keep our hearts centered on those things which are important to living lives of inner peace and in alignment with God and His will. It helps us to endure and overcome all that life brings our way.

Take the time to commune deeply with God through His Word. It will change your life.