I recently read an article about marrying the bible this year and it made me ask myself what if we truly approached the Bible as we would a new courtship? When you first begin to court, you have these butterflies that fill your heart. You are constantly thinking about the conversations throughout the day. You are intentional.
The Bible says that God is love (1 John 4:8 NLT) so what would our lives look like if we approached God similar (and eventually better) than earthly relationships. If we set aside time to get to know Him: opening the Word daily and actively seeking to let it resonate in our hearts. That is when we will truly experience this love; God’s love.
My approach to the Word lately has been “Holy Spirit, teach me what it is that I am to learn about you today.”
I recognize how at times, reading the Bible can be difficult but as believers, we can tap into the Holy Spirit, which lives on the inside of us, for wisdom and understanding.
As we continue to break old habits and start new ones, I want to recommend that we approach our daily readings with the intent to develop and strengthen an intimate relationship with God.
Let it be our goal to know Him (Philippians 3:10 CSB) this year. Let it be our greatest desire above anything else.