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The Truth Life: Are You Starting Your Day Reading the Bible?


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Are You Starting Your Day Reading the Bible?

That is Your Source of Divine Encouragement Daily

by Veritas Vita 777


I start my day off with Bible reading and prayer. There are some days when I miss my devotional time. However, for the most part, I have been consistent in studying God’s Word daily and spending time in prayer. On those days when I don’t start my day out with reading the Bible, I don’t get the divine encouragement that I need. And, yes, I even consider the ‘disciplining’ passages as encouragement as well. On the days when I start it out right reading God’s Word, I realign my focus with the truth of God and that helps me stay on track throughout the day.


“We owe everything to encouragement—nothing to bitter cynicism.” – Joseph Parker

I like that statement from Joseph Parker. Encouragement can get you far in life. Cynicism will only hold you back. If you want to grow as a Christian, it’s vital that you take time at the start of your day to hear from God. You do that by reading the Bible and spending time communing in prayer.


When you are filled up with divine encouragement because you’ve been reading your Bible and spending time in prayer, you will be equipped to minister to others that you interact with during the day.


We then who are strong ought to bear with the scruples of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2 Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, leading to edification. 3 For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached You fell on Me.” 4 For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. 5 Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus, 6 that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 15:1-6, NKJV)

You become strong in the Lord when you grow spiritually. That happens as time passes—but only if you are cultivating your relationship with the Lord. You have to want to grow in your walk daily. It won’t just happen. If you think it will happen automatically, you are fooling yourself.


Christ did not please Himself. He is the example that all believers should be modeling in their own lives. “He renounced self-gratification so that He could clearly represent God and His cause” (See: Phil. 2:5-8) [Source: TNSB]


If you need more hope today, dig deeper into the Scripture. This will take patience and diligence on your part, but the reward is so worth it. You will be strong in the Lord and in the power of His Word. You will be able to inspire and help others to find the same hope and joy in their walk with the Lord.



Article syndicated by Mustard Seed Sentinel on Medium.com.

 

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