‘How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word.’
Are you living a dry life? Then get into God’s Word and get it into you. It will affect you inside and out! On the inside God’s Word is like medicine. You don’t have to understand how it works, just keep taking it! Something amazing happens when you drink in the Scriptures. Temptation loses its power and overcoming strength replaces it. As those verses dissolve and digest into your soul, your ability to thrive and not just survive gets greater and greater – but that means reading your Bible evn when you don’t feel like ut, have time to or you don’t seem to be ‘getting much out of it’. God says, ‘As the rain and snow come down from Heaven and stay upon the ground to water the earth, and cause the grain to grow and to produce seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry, so also is my Word … it always produces fruit. It shall accomplish all I want it to’ (Isaiah 55:10-11). You don’t have to have certain ‘sensations’ to know God’s Word is working within you. David said, ‘I have thought much about your words, and stored them in my heart so that they would hold me back from sin’ (Psalm 119:11). Then he prayed, ‘Open my eyes to see wonderful things in your Word’ (Psalm 119:18). That’s a prayer God will answer. When you read the Bible there will be an external effect too. Jesus said, ‘You are already clean because of the word I have spoken unto you’ (John 15:3). Do you want to look clean? Bathe in God’s Word. Let it wash over you until you are glowing in its brilliance!