Friday, February 22, 2013

Read It

Why do I read my Bible?

Why wouldn't I!?!

John 14:15 says, "If you love me you will obey my commands."

And guess what... I love God. :) As if you didn't know. I really really DO love God. And when you love God Christianity is no longer about rules to follow... it's about relationship. And just as I hope that my kids will understand that I have boundaries in place for them because I LOVE THEM, I've come to realize that God works the same with me.

I love God... so I will obey his commands.


How do I know his commands if I do not KNOW HIM!?

I read my Bible... not because I HAVE to... because I don't have to. No one is putting a gun to my head and forcing me to do it. I read it because I WANT to... because I want to know Him. I want to know the one I love.

Many profess love for Christ but then refuse to open their Bible. I'm not saying I read mine everyday or for hours at a time... because I don't. But I do read it because it is black and white right there on the pages... If I love God I will obey him. I love him... so I want to know him. I want to know how to live in a way that pleases him. I want to spend time with him. And so I read.

And then I obey... whether I understand why he says to live a certain way or not. Whether I want to or not. I obey... because I love him. I don't get to pick and choose what to follow and what to ignore. It's all or none... because God gave it all for me on the cross.

Do I miss the mark sometimes? Absolutely. But I confess and keep on going. Because that is what you do when you are in a relationship with someone you love.

Read it. Live it... because you love HIM.

Do you read your Bible? Why or why not?

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