Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. [Joshua 1:8 (NLT)]
I used to think that I was quite familiar with the Bible. Of course, that was before I had really read the whole thing from Genesis to Revelation! After actually reading the Bible, cover to cover, I realized how little I really knew or understood. In spite of using study Bibles with copious footnotes, several different translations, and a variety of other resources, I still had difficulty applying what I was reading to my life. How could words written thousands of years ago apply to me? What is God saying? How can I match my mindset to His truth? To help me understand how God’s word affected my world, I started writing these devotions. I continue today because more is revealed every time I read His word.
I’m not a theologian: just another Christian, trying to muddle through life as best I can. I certainly don’t have all or even most of the answers and I continue to have lots of questions. I’m sharing these daily devotions in the hope they will inspire you to read God’s word. I’m praying that they will help you find your way to a closer relationship with Him.