What if I told you God could speak to you at any moment? Sometimes people say, “I just keep waiting to hear God’s voice, and I’m getting nothing.” If there was a way to hear from God right now, would you do it? Of course you would! You would probably do whatever it takes to hear directly from God! Well, the Bible is the book that contains God’s words. The Bible is the place where God reveals himself to you. Yet often the same people who claim to love God so much and who say they want to hear from him often steer clear of reading the Bible. As a result, they miss out on opportunities to hear from God….
The Bible is the one true story of life. The Bible reveals the one true God: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. It’s in the words of the Holy Bible that we see that through Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection we are offered grace, forgiveness, freedom and new life! Because of this new life, we can’t help but want to make a difference and point people to know more about our amazing God. And where do we point them to find out more about God? To the Bible!
There is perhaps no greater spiritual discipline than reading God’s Word, because whenever you open its pages, it always accomplishes something. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” Every time you spend time in Scripture, you are being trained, corrected, and equipped. You are always hearing from God!
We’ll be doing a lot of good works in this Red Letter Challenge. The Word of God will prepare us for these good works, because, after all, our doing flows out of our being with Christ.
Source: Zach Zehnder, Red Letter Challenge, pp. 40-42.)