The Holy Bible is not a book to be taken lightly.
The reality that after all of these years, it is still the best-selling Book in history is a testament to fact that it is not a common book. Actually, it is the holy and inspired Word of the Living God, the Creator of us all. God's Word is a revelation of Himself, from Himself.
Granted that men wrote it down for us to read, it should also be noted that they were moved upon by the blessed Holy Spirit to write what they wrote, similar to a secretary writing a dictation for her boss. God gave each writer what He wanted them to write and what He wanted us to know.
The Holy Bible is God speaking to us, revealing His heart, plan and purpose for His creation. It has been proven time and again that those who adhered to it's teachings profited and benefited from the promises of God's Word, while those who refused to submit to it's authority lived to regret their decision.
To live close to God, you and I must spend time in God's Word, for He and His Word are one.
It is sad, but true that many of us do not spend time reading and studying the Bible consistently. As believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, we should always make time to feed upon what He has to say. His Word, if we dare to give it our undivided attention, will even bring peace to our souls, in the midst of all of the trouble and calamity that is happening in the world. The Holy Bible actually told us that these things would happen, and this prediction was given thousands of years ago. Only God could have given the future with such accuracy.
If we are going to grow and develop spiritually, we will have to make time for the reading of God's Word. If we desire to live close to God, we will have to use some of our time daily, to feed upon the written Word of God.
Here are a few tips for fellowshipping with God through His Holy Word:
1. Realize that God and His Word are one.
To spend time reading and studying the Holy Bible, is to spend time with God. He cannot be separated from His Word. You and your Word are one and the same. God and His Word are one and the same. So if you want to make time for God, you will have to make time for God's Word. How close do you want to be to God? Make that kind of time for God's Word.
2. Realize that God's written Word is God speaking to you.
Seeing that you and your word are one and the same, and that what you say is you speaking, and that God and His Word, the Holy Bible, are One, what the Bible says is God speaking to us. So read and study His Word knowing that He is talking to you whenever you open His precious Word.
3. Realize that the Bible is God revealing Himself, yourself, and other people to you.
The Bible is about God, about us and about life. His Word are full of answers that we need and solutions to our situations, circumstances and relationships. The Bible is full of revelation concerning the past, the present and the future. So read and study His Word and learn from God Himself how to handle life's challenges and WIN.
4. Be consistent.
Read and study your Bible daily. Make reading the Bible a consistent part of your life. Show God you want to be close to Him, by dwelling in His Holy Word, daily. You will experience the life-transforming power of His Word and your life will be the better for it.
Understand that you cannot know God intimately apart from His Word. His Word is He Himself sharing with us Who He is and His will and purpose for our lives and for this world. So make the time to read and study His Word today, and everyday from now on.