Why is it important to read the Bible? Have your devos? Internalize Jesus’ words? Live by them?
Because God’s word is powerful. It is life changing and sustaining. The same power that created the world goes to work in us as we read, believe, and follow God’s word. It works to grow us, change us, make us more like Jesus; to help us overcome those temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil. Miraculously, silently, it works in us.
Jesus was called “the Word.” He was God’s heart and thoughts made flesh. We know God by knowing Jesus and reading His teachings.
Jesus said, “The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life. Yet there are some of you who do not believe.” John 6:63-64. Jesus words are life for us through the Holy Spirit. We must believe and follow them. That’s when life moves in us.
Jesus said, “I am the Bread of Life.” John 6:35. We cannot live without God’s word any more than we can live without eating.
Have you been too busy to read the Bible? (Life is really busy). Ask God to give you some time; to wake you up early, to find a few minutes somewhere to open your heart to His voice in His word. It’s a prayer He loves to answer. You will find new life there. In fact, your “life” depends on it.
Dear Church Family,
I am starting something new! Each week, following my sermon, I will be blogging (writing here) about the sermon topic we are covering. This will give me an opportunity to share additional thoughts, respond to questions you share, etc. I will try to keep these entries short, so you won’t be discouraged by long preaching (smile).
I hope this blog will be a blessing to your walk with Jesus.
Pastor Michael Brownfield
Honolulu Japanese SDA Church
Welcome to the Pastor’s blog.