Right now, I am encouraging you to open up your bible.
It doesn’t matter if it’s been two days, two weeks, two months, or even two years since you’ve cracked it open. I want you to go open up your Bible and start reading.
I just recently finished a book called “She Reads Truth.” You might have seen that I was reading this via Instagram. Does “She Reads Truth” sound familiar to you? It might! There is an app that goes in conjunction with the book, except the app was made first.
In this book, while it is more of a story of the two founders of She Reads Truth app, it shows God’s mercy and faithfulness. More than that, it encourages you to open up your bible and rely on Him rather than worldly standards or material goods. This book is what encouraged me to write this post…
Too often we rely on the world.
In truth, these things will never provide the things we need because the things of this world are not permanent. As much as I hate to say it, your relationship isn’t permanent. Your friends aren’t permanent. Your job isn’t permanent. Your family isn’t permanent. In that, I mean that everything in this world is fading away and everything has a lifespan. I’m not trying to sound morbid, but the good things in life won’t last forever. The good news is that God will last forever. He is the one thing in our lives that is permanent. Therefore, we can choose to rely on Him and only Him.
When we choose to rely on only Him, we aren’t disappointed.
When we choose to rely on Him, we are fulfilled and don’t have to worry about this world fading, because it doesn’t matter.
What I’ve learned through reading my bible and by just living life, is that He is the only constant thing in this world and if we hold onto Him, and only Him, nothing else matters.
Holding onto God and His promises is the way to go, really.
He is the only one that can make fulfilling promises. I can’t promise you anything. Your boyfriend can’t make any promises. Your parents can’t make any promises. We live in a broken world that is not meant to be permanent or perfect.
Yes, we strive for perfection, we always want the good to stay permanent, but that’s not the reality of this world we live in. Just like the things in this world, our bodies will fade away. While our bodies will fade away, our souls will be lifted up to heaven to have eternal life with God. How great is that?!
We can live forever because we believe in HIM!
So, what does this have to do with opening your bible?
By reading truth, by filling your pretty mind with the word of God, you can be filled up and you can learn and know what’s important in this life. You will get to know Him in all of His glory, you will get to know the story of Jesus. You will learn how to rely on Jesus, not your friends or your job.
The bible is God’s words to us. The bible is meant to lead us in whatever trial or tribulation we go through.
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.” 2 Timothy 3:16
Through opening your bible and reading, you can live a full life.
“Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'” Matthew 4:4
By reading your bible, you will be encouraged.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
Ultimately, God’s words, His truth, always stands. Even when we aren’t faithful, He is. The bible is always true and it will always be permanent. His words breathe life into us and His truth cannot be changed. While we are constantly changing our thoughts, our opinions, our outfits, God stays. He stays and never changes. His truth holds you up in the giddiest of days and the worst of the worst days. His truth is constant.
“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.” Isaiah 40:28
I hope y’all enjoyed this post today.
Don’t hold onto my words that are constantly changing, hold on to His word that is constant.
I encourage you to go open up your bible, read a little bit or a lot, try to learn about God and get to know Him. Even if you don’t feel like it, I hope that you go read and you are filled up with His promises.