GETTING THE MOST FROM GOD'S WORD:

"Do NOT labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting LIFE..." - The Gospel of John 6:27 (NKJV)
A systematic and daily reading of the Word of God is important in maintaining a strong Christian life. Establish a daily quiet time with God and His Word. Pray that the Holy Spirit will help you understand what you read. By following our daily Bible reading schedule through this blog, you will be able to read the Bible through in a year. Please note that you may utilize the ‘BIBLE READER’ app that is installed at the bottom of this webpage to assist you in reading the specified scripture portion for today.

To get the MOST from God's Word, please do the following intentionally:
1. REQUEST God to connect with you as you read the word of God with FOCUS and OPENNESS to see what God wants to speak with you.
2. READ the selected sections of Scripture slowly as you mark the words and phrases that intrigue you, even reading them the second time to get a better understanding.
3. REFLECT on what God is communicating to you; stopping long enough to let the seed of God's Word take root in your heart.
4. RESPOND to the passage speaking directly to God about what is in your heart, and then look out for ways to live out what you find - individually, and to others within your church and elsewhere.

As you read and meditate, ask yourself the following three questions:
a) What is God speaking to me through this passage?
b) Is there a command, a promise or a warning for me?
c) Is there an example for me to follow?

Please POST your comments below if there is a thought or message that the Lord has spoken to you through the passage that you are reading and meditating today. Please make sure that your post is aligned to the scripture passage mentioned at the header. All comments should pertain to the relevant scripture portions only, and should be aimed to glorify God (the true author of 'The Bible') & edify everyone who visits this blog site daily - both young and old. May God bless you abundantly for encouraging others through your comments!

Let's PRAY...
LORD, give me the desire to take a little time out of my busy schedule today as I read and meditate on Your Word. Give me this day MY DAILY BREAD. Speak to me clearly & lead me today as my Good Shepherd. Help me to be a blessing to others who interact with me as I attempt to be a living witness of Your Word today. In Your Name I pray, AMEN.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

How CAN we WALK with GOD 'DAILY'?

How CAN we WALK with GOD 'DAILY'? 

January 2 Bible Reading: Genesis Chapters 4-6

In God’s counsel to Cain in Genesis 4:7, God says that if Cain did well he would have been accepted as well. However, Cain did not do well as sin lay at the door of his life. Cain was entrapped by sin’s desire (James 1:14-15), which resulted that he offered to God a sacrifice that was not pleasing to God. So, the core problem in Cain’s life was the sin which controlled him. Even God’s final counsel to Cain that he should rule over sin (Gen 4:7b) was in vain and Cain killed his brother Abel in a fit of anger and jealousy. The tragedy in Cain’s life was his ultimate separation from God (Gen 4:16), and his disappearance from the pages of history. Let’s examine our hearts today if there is any sin in our lives that is not pleasing to God.

As a stark contrast, we see in Genesis 5:24 that Enoch walked with God, and he was not (found) as God took him (to His abode). His spiritual walk with God was so close that God took him directly into heaven. Due to his lifelong commitment, his great grandson Noah also walked with God (Gen 6:9b), found grace in God’s eyes (Gen 6:8) and was spared along with family from God’s judgment. How can we walk with God daily? By daily reading & meditating on God’s word (hearing from God), by constant prayer (talking to God), by obeying God’s word literally and completely, by looking for God’s dealings in our life activities, by paying close attention to the Holy Spirit who guides us daily and through regular fellowship and worship with God’s people.

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