I only share this to show God's desire. Sunday when Dwayne was talking about listening to God and how much God longs to have us read His Word, I thought of how I long to have those that I love share this part of my life and read this little devotion. If I desire that, how much more does God want His children to read His powerful words of teaching? God desires us to listen to Him by reading His teachings in the Bible. This is where He shares His heart, His ways, His plans, His desires, and His love for us. He longs for us to connect with Him through these written words. Yet, so many of his children, who claim to love Him and want to know Him more, do not read His scriptures. This hurts His heart and is a form of rejection.
Have you ever received a love letter and not opened it? Do you open the love letters from the One who loves you the most . . . God? Do you read His Word? You will never really know Him until you do! Do you listen to Him as you read His words as if He is speaking directly to your heart? Isn’t it amazing that the God of the universe wants to connect with you and wants you to know Him? Isn’t it more amazing that we would tell the God of the universe, “No thanks!”, or “I don’t have time”?
As you read over what I have written to you, you'll be able to see for yourselves into the mystery of Christ.
Ephesians 3:4 (The Message)