Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Why do I do it?

“In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
‭‭John‬ ‭1:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬. http://bible.com/116/jhn.1.1.nlt

What do I know about Jesus? In my daily bible study I was asked to reflect on what I learned about Jesus this past week. That is the first time I have ever been asked that question. What really is my purpose for studying the word of God? Why do I read, why do I study, am I learning anything that will help me live life?

I love studying the word, but my motives are important. It can't be just a ritual. I need to have a true desire to grow and to learn. I need to learn about my Heavenly Father. I need to know the personality and character of Jesus. I need to let the word fill me with the Holy Spirit and the purpose for my life. This relationship I have with God the Father, his Son, and Spirit is unique in life. But I need to treat it like its my earthly father, my kids, and my friends. I spend time with them and get to know them intimately. I need to spend time and get to know my Lord as well!

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