Good morning my friends! What a beautiful day! This morning I was reflecting back on the last several years of my life, and I realized the ONE fundamental change that God made in my life.
Almost five years ago, on June 23, 2014, God gave me the desire to read the Word of God every single day.
I was on summer break from my college classes, and God laid it on my heart to read every page of the bible from beginning to end and date each time accordingly in His book. God stirred something powerful in me from that moment on, I couldn’t get enough of His Word!
I have done this several times since then, and I love to reflect back on the different dates in each book (from several translations), notes /prayers I wrote on those days, and I am SO thankful to God for giving me this desire.
Let me say this was purely a gift from God, and obedience on my part. Praise be to God for the work HE is doing in me. I am eternally grateful!
This is the revelation I had today:
Reading the bible everyday and applying its principles and Truths is similar to the fountain of youth, in my opinion. Let me explain, when looking at pictures of my self now and from years ago, I look remarkably different!
There is a sparkle and lightness to my eyes, and a “softness” to my features. My smile is deeper and more inviting. My heart is lighter, yet more full of love and compassion. I sleep better, no longer carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders. I have a spring in my step, knowing the God I read about daily is walking beside me and holding me by my right hand. He is my Creator and I trust Him with every day of my life.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve read the bible throughout my life in a sporadic pattern until that beautiful June day when God told me He wanted more of me. He changed me that day, in every way.
I believe there is definitely a strong correlation between a well-worn and read bible and a more youthful, less stressed person! I know, because I see it in myself!
Reading the bible everyday, has become a necessary part of my morning routine, and it keeps me healthy, much like brushing my teeth does. 🙂
I encourage you to start reading your bible everyday. God wants more of You!! He wants all of you!! It’s your spiritual vitamins! When used and applied daily, it will reduce anxiety, calm your mind, and change your life from the inside out like only God can!! Amen!!
All the Glory to God,
Image of well-worn bible by His Truth, my voice