I made a decision to read a book this year. Actually, I am not a fan of reading too many books to get wisdom or listening to too many preachers or teachers. I just didn’t know why I didn’t fancy it but everyone around me seem to think different. They all gush about how you should listen and read books and so on for growth. I am not disputing this fact here!
So, I told a friend to send me a PDF of a Christian book so I can read and grow. Actually no man is an island and you can learn something from these things. I agreed and started reading. I followed the instructions of the book to have a partner. I got a partner and we got started.
I started listening to different preachers preach and I was blessed. But after a while I grew weary. I felt weak. The things I heard the preachers say were true and soul piercing.
But I needed my own conviction. Before this, there have been promptings from a voice inside me saying I should leave the book and focus on the word of God “The Bible” I found this a bit disturbing. I believed it was my mind so I waved it off. This doesn’t mean I don’t read my Bible. Each time I hear or listen to this messages or books, I start feeling like I have not been doing well enough but the voice will come again “focus on God’s word. It has all the truth and revelations, convictions and even directions. His word is enough to guide you. Read the word. Let the word be your everything and you will know the truth“.
I believe I am not alone in this. The Lord wants us to make out time and study His word. Giving time to read books for guidance guidance and all doesn’t mean that they are wrong but He just wants us to be dedicated to His word 100%. The importance of studying His word is more important than anything. You can listen to the any preaching but make the word a priority so that you can discern.
When you begin studying this word, you’ll be opened up to a new dimension of growth and revelation. Studying God’s word gives wisdom, insight, power. It shouldn’t be to be able to quote or argue but make it that the Bible is the only guide to your life. It is how many Bible verses do you live not how many can you quote (just bear in mind) .You’ll find life when you find His word. The study of the word should Christians focus.
But I must not forget to tell you to ask the Spirit of Truth to give you wisdom, understanding and knowledge as you study the word. Tell Him to teach you on how to engage in God’s word in everything. Wrong application can yield nothing. Wisdom is very essential in this kingdom pursuit and growth.
The importance of studying this word cannot be replaced. It should be paramount and must come first.
- Remember I said that those books and preachings aren’t evil but God wants us to turn to His word more and make it paramount over those things. They preachings and writings contain truth but God wants you to spend time in His word rather than searching for who has a message from God and so on.
- Maybe in your leisure moments, you can listen to them. Actually, there is time for everything but the word of God must not be forsaken and replaced with preachings.
- Make out your own time to study His word and know the truth and the truth shall set you free.
- Search the Bible. Turn pages. Look for answers. Search for truths. Search for God’s heart in it. You’ll find it.
I must warn you that the more you listen to too many variations, you’ll be confused on which is true but if you study God’s word, you’ll know what is true or false as there are too many teachings and doctrines and visions and messages.
The word of God has all the truth and instructions it takes, all it requires from you us is time (everyone). When you study this word, there is a presence and peace in your heart (if you haven’t experienced it, give it time you’ll know this magic). The word of God is magic to our peace and soul . His word is light and brings clarity. It can’t be replaced.
As much as you want to learn, when you put your ears too much out there, it can lead you wrongly. Love everyone but don’t listen to everyone or else it agrees with God’s word and how can you know this word? By making it part of you. Study it because it is the only guidance to your life.
- These are perilous times. Watch and pray lest you fall into temptation. Watch and pray. The devil is out here. He is really out here with mixture of truth and lies. You must watch and pray.
- Be on you guard or else you’ll be misled and lack of knowledge is never an excuse before God.
- Run and never look back.
- Anything you find confusing or misleading, ask the Lord for directions. But you must watch and pray.
- Make sure you are willing to obey. Hear from Him and obey it.
I still want to remind you that the days are perilous and the devil is out here with mixture of truth and lies. You must ask the Lord to help you out or else you’ll fall a victim.
God is calling a lot of people to himself but we must watch out for what we learn and pray always. Don’t be deceived!
Jesus loves you; us, let us return to the Lord and amend our ways. Stand firm against what is going on in the world. Turn your back to it and be a fool. In foolishness, you’ll gain wisdom from God. Stay persistent and hungry. So much is going on right now in the world, the days are evil. The devil doesn’t sleep. Keep watch and know how to conquer through God’s word.
By the way, I learned so much from the book and the preaching but I want to be fortified in the word more than anything else. This doesn’t mean I won’t listen or read books but the spirit said until I have built myself firm enough, then I can go back to the book but the audio messages are allowed anytime I am walking to my lecture room, or cooking, or busy with something aside the Bible. The message will help my spirit stay awake and charged. For now, let the Bible be all you are reading for growth. This is the direction.
All Glory to the Father. All Glory to Him alone. Do not harden your heart from Him. Shalom❤❤ Share this message.