How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery: (as I wrote afore in few words, Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ). (Ephesians 3:3-4)
How do we get to know God? It comes through daily reading the Bible and prayer. God’s Word is alive and will speak to us, if we are willing to listen. Let’s open it and start reading!
To Christians the Bible is the most loved book in the world, but to others it is the most hated book. In some countries, if you are found with a Bible, or even just a part of it, you can be thrown in jail or put to death. Many persecuted Christians desire to have even a page of God’s Word, no matter the cost.
We are so blessed to have the Bible readily available to us every day. If we want to get to know someone better, we would need to talk to them to find out more information about them. If we want to know more about God, we read His Word and see what He will show us. I’ve found this to be true. The more you know about God, the more you will fall in love with Him!
Prayer: Dear Lord, when I open up Your Word, help me to understand You more. Help me to never take Your Word for granted and to always cherish it. Show me Your mysteries so that I may know You. Amen.
BY MISHELLE NALLY
“Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.” (1 Samuel 17:45)
David was the youngest of Jesse’s boys. He was a shepherd, possibly in his teens. He was not able to join the Israelite army because he was too young, but his brothers were old enough to enlist.
One day, Jesse asked David to take some food to his brothers. When David arrived at the camp, he heard Goliath calling for someone to fight him. Everyone else feared Goliath, but David knew he could defeat him.
King Saul tried to provide David with armor, but it was too big for him. David went to the brook and collected five stones and went out to fight Goliath. All he had was 5 stones and a slingshot. In the end, all David needed was one stone in his slingshot to take down Goliath that day. David was small in stature but, when he went out to fight Goliath, he went in the name of the Lord.
No matter the size of your problem, as long as you challenge that problem in the name of the Lord, you will be victorious!
Prayer: Dear Lord, I ask that You go with me every day. When the enemy comes against me, I will declare Your Great Name! I will not fear. You will always fight for me. Amen!
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1)
From the beginning of time, God’s Word was there. When God made the planets, the stars, the trees, etc., all He did was speak the word and it happened. Think of how incredible that is! All God had to do was say, “Earth” and it was formed. There wasn’t anything magical about it. God spoke and it happened!
While Jesus was on earth, He did many miracles by speaking the word and it happened. One day, Jesus and the disciples were out in a boat when a storm arose. The disciples became very afraid and woke Jesus because they feared they would all perish. Jesus asked them the question, “Where is your faith?” They had forgotten who was in the boat with them – the Peace Speaker. He made the storm and He could calm it.
When we go through a storm in our life, we need to remember the Peace Speaker. God only needs to speak the word and the storm will calm. God’s Word is the same as it was in the beginning of time. God never changes. He is always the same. Let God speak His Word into your life today!
Prayer: Dear God, thank You for Your Word that never changes. Speak peace and calm to the storms in my life today. Amen!
BY MISHELLE NALLY