Wednesday, January 9, 2013


At the beginning of this new year, I devoted to read thru the Bible. Each morning, I sit with my Read-thru-the-Bible-in-a-year Bible and read the passages for the day. It feels good to be working towards a goal.

But is that all it is? Is it just about being able to cross off my daily reading list or is it more?

Reading God's Word must be more. God's Word says that we should study to show ourselves approved...
2 Timothy 2:15 "Study to shew yourself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."
With the stress of life, and the workings of the enemy, we all need God's Word in our life. We not only need to read It, but study It, Believe It, Know It and be able to teach It! The only way we can do that is by putting God's Word in our heart.

It is safe to say that we can't just read His Word, We must meditate upon it daily so it becomes part of us.

Today is THANKFUL THURSDAY and I am so thankful for God's Word. From age to age, It never changes. The only thing that changes is me, when I allow His Word to permeate my heart and soul.

Join your grateful heart with ours today by linking up your TT post below.


Lori @ Encourage Your Spouse said...

Thank you for the opportunity to link up! It's lovely to meet Godly woman, and to be inspired give thought to many new ideas. I love learning...

Nana Jul said...

Thank you for Thankful Thursday link ups!

SGG said...

Hi Laurie! Back into the swing of blogging again and Thankful Thursday is always my fav.

I love to read, I read the Bible, I read books about the Bible, I read books about people that have read books about the Bible. But this year, I am concentrating on hearing God's Word. Reading it from front cover to back cover and absorbing as much as I can. I think it is more about my relationship with God and how I want to know Him as much as I can. John 1:1 says, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." Not only do I want to know the Word... but I want to know the WORD! It's like mining for diamonds.

Thank you for your post today and may you be blessed more than ever as you take the time to glean the scriptures.

Simply God's Girl

Heather said...

Amen! Thanks for sharing Laurie!

Kathleen said...

Hi there! I read the Bible at night before I go to bed. I started this last Fall. I do have a set amount I read I just read until I'm done reading. It took awhile to get through Chronicles but I buzzed through Esther - so captivating a story... But I plan to finish before the end of the year. Thanks for a great post and for hosting :)

bp said...

Thank you for hosting!

I enjoyed your post on the importance of hiding God's word.
God bless you!

Denise said...

Awesome word.

Amy said...

Thanks for the link-up! Blessings!

Amy said...

Thanks for the link-up! Blessings!