Reading The word of God

Have you ever had a feeling, that God was going to speak to you and heal your heart? That is what happened to me the other day when I had woken up. I felt a real strong presence of God, and all I wanted to do was read the word.

A I was reading Matthew chapter 11, the Holy Spirit started to speak to me. There were times when I couldn’t see the pages, because I was crying so much; especially Matthew 11:28-30 where it says; “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest”. At that moment I felt such a warmth around me; I could feel Gods compassion and presence comfort me, all I wanted to do was to keep on reading. Matthew 14:14 says, “And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed the sick. Again, this part of scripture spoke to my heart. It shows, God has compassion for me through my hurts, and all He wants to do is comfort me in times of difficulty. After I had finished reading the bible; an hour later, my grieving heart had changed to joy.

I am sharing this very personal part of my life because I feel God can heal your heart through His word as He has done for me. I have been reading the bible seriously since the end of 2015 when my life fell apart. From that point onward, God has healed my heart many times through His word. The bible is live and active, sharper than any two-edged sword; Hebrews 4:12. A sword does a lot of damage when it is used properly, let alone a two-edged sword; it does twice the damage. To put this in a positive note, the bible cuts deep into our situation and can heal our hurts, convict us of sin and renew our relationship with God. And that is what happened to me.

During the healing process, it is difficult; it hurts, and it can sometimes feel like a lonely place; It does not have to be, this is when you decide and push into God. When you do this, there will be a breakthrough. As a result of you leaning on God, you will overcome the obstacles of hurt; heartache, and become stronger spiritually. Paul says, “Put on the whole Armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil”. Ephesians 6:11. This is especially important in our Christian walk; as soon as we think we can survive on our own, that is when we stumble and fall. The enemy will do everything he can to destroy us, John 10:10, especially within marriages and, relationships. When I stop reading my bible, that is when I start to go off track spiritually. Reading the word is a vital part in our growth in God. Jesus tells us, “ye are clean through the word”, John 15:3, and therefore we need to read our bibles. Reading the word needs to be part of your everyday life, out of necessity, as you do this you will see a change in your growth in God.

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