Why do so many Christians today want to "experience" the power of God in their lives, but yet want little to nothing, to do with the source of that very power - the Word of God?
We want God to show up, move in our circumstances, work miracles, do the impossible, answer prayers and pour out His blessings. In fact we would do almost anything for the "experience" of God's mighty power in our lives. Anything, but the one thing that gives us direct access to it.
Some days, I still can't fully wrap my head around the fact that some of us actually believe we can do life with God apart from embracing His Word. That we think we can truly walk and live with power and be victorious, all while leaving out God's Word.
We fail to realize just how much power we inhabit and have at our disposal through our relationship with Christ. And its just sad that most of us won’t take time to simply pick up our Bible to begin to really tap into that power.
We waver in our core belief of the fact that the Bible is the very Word of God. Instead we are adopting the non-Christian world view that it’s a book of fiction, written by mere men.
And because we don’t fully trust in it, we stop reading it. Which leads to lack of knowledge about God, and what He desires for us as Christians.
Hosea 4:6 (NIV) says: “my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge”.
Looking at the world around us, it is evident as Christians begin to compromise their beliefs, standards, morals, faith, and values.
As we willingly lack knowledge of Scripture, and deliberately choose not to read or learn the bible, we set ourselves on a path of destruction. Destruction of our minds. Little do we realize, that Satan preys on this “lack of knowledge” more than anything else.
I Peter 5:8 (TLB) says: “Be careful—watch out for attacks from Satan, your great enemy. He prowls around like a hungry, roaring lion, looking for some victim to tear apart.”
When we neglect to spend time in God's Word, we give the devil room in our minds and our lives. Room to steal our focus, our joy, our peace, our sanity.
We then forget basic truths and start to chase after "experiences" and temporary pleasures. We get caught up in our circumstances and start living life as if we aren't Christians. As if we don't have power. As if we don't have access to the almighty God through His Word.
Lets start embracing the bible as though our spiritual lives depend on it - because it does! Then and only then will we begin to experience true power in our lives on so many different levels.
Check out these key posts and resources:
- 10 Benefits Christians Pass Up by Not Learning the Bible
- Fun Bible Facts...Did You Know?
- Learning the Bible 101: Benefits, Methods & Hindrances
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