If there is one thing as a church that I would encourage you to consider doing this next year it would be to invest time into reading God’s Word each day. Some of you may have never read the Word of God from cover to cover. I believe you would find it to be one of life’s rewarding achievements! He longs to speak to us and challenge us through His Word and yet many of us never hear from Him personally.
David says in Psalm 86:11, “Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your
truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.” This is one of my favorite verses in the book of Psalms that convicts me of the need to be in the Word of God. I walk best and understand His truth when I am spending time in His Word. I am so much more resolved to stay focused on what really matters when I am consulting Him each day. God’s principles serve to keep my heart from entertaining ungodly thoughts and actions. I want the undivided heart for God alone that David speaks about! This happens when we are strengthened by God; there is no supplement that can replace what He gives us to function each day.
We have posted five different reading plans on our web site in order to help you spend time in God’s Word. Perhaps reading through the New Testament alone would be a great accomplishment for you. Ask a friend to walk this journey with you and ask them to help keep you accountable. If you forget a day then just pick up the next day.
Imagine what Maywood could look like if the entire membership was spending time reading God’s Word and praying to Him each day. Satan would be defeated in so many areas of our life. Many of us would not look the same at the end of the year and some folks may never recognize us. Let’s give God the liberty to chisel away at us this next year in order that we could begin to look more like Jesus Christ.
Word of God Speak to us!