Have you ever wondered why you should read God’s word? Or have you ever heard someone say that God’s word changed their life? Did you ever wonder what that meant? How could reading written words on a page change someone’s life? It can be really easy to not put much importance in God’s word and reading the Bible. However, God’s word is an awesome tool that does have the power to shape and change our attitudes, actions and desires.
Let’s take a look at what God has to say about His word.
Ephesians 6:7 – “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”
This verse shows us how powerful God’s words really are. They are referred to as a sword. That shows us that His words have power. God’s words can literally change our heart, thoughts, and actions if we allow them access into our lives.
Matthew 4:4 – “But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God”
This verse really paints a picture of the importance of God’s word. We shouldn’t just rely on the bread or food we eat each day, but we should also be living by putting God’s words into our hearts. God’s words are life to us.
So if God’s words are powerful and they have the ability to change our life, how do we get them into us? Think about it like food. Food is something that you make time for everyday. You usually eat roughly three times a day. You eat in the morning, you eat at noon and you eat at night. So there’s a set time each day that you eat. If you go to school, there’s probably a time when you are assigned to have lunch. So you know each day at 12:15, you should be heading to the cafeteria at school to get some food. It might not be the most delicious food, but its food none the less.
The same is true with God’s words. There should be a set time each day that you take to spend time in God’s word. It may be at night before bed. It could be in the early morning before you take a shower, or maybe during fourth period study hall. Find a time that you can be consistent about getting into God’s word. King David in the Bible took time to spend with God.
O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You In a dry and thirsty land Where there is no water. – Psalms 63:1
David spent time in the early morning with God. He had a set time that he spent with God. Getting into God’s word works best when you have a set time each day that you spend in God’s word. When you make the choice to spend time each day in God’s word, you’ll find that your thoughts, actions, and desires line up with God’s. God’s word really does have the power to change your life!