How is God Revealed through His Word?
At my church, we are working through a Bible study by Beth Moore. It is a video series, entitled “A Heart Like His”. Beth invites us to join her on a journey to know King David, a man after God’s own heart.
One part of particular interest in the video was where Beth explains that when we ask God for something we shouldn’t be expecting Him to talk to us through the clouds. But instead, God speaks to us through His Word, the Bible. So if we have a concern or problem or issue, we should take to reading the Bible to “listen” for God’s voice and His answer. Before opening the Bible, we should pray that God would reveal Himself to us through the words on the page.
Beth gives the example of how God revealed Himself to Samuel through His Word, the Bible. We can read in Samuel 3:21, “The Lord continued to appear at Shiloh, and there he revealed himself to Samuel through his word.”
We so often want to see God in a situation. Beth shares:
“I need to know You’re here with me. I need to know You’re working here. O, God, if I can just see You in the midst of this I can get through almost anything. Would You reveal Yourself to me? And He reminded me I’ll reveal Myself to you through My word.”
This also shows us the importance of memorizing scripture. When we are up against a problem, we can relate back to our memory of the Word and find the answers within.
God will reveal Himself to you through His word. He will make His presence known to you. Expect Him. That is His promise. He is looking for receptive hearts. So whether you are reading your Bible in the kitchen, the den or your bedroom, expect Him to reveal Himself to you.
“Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near” (Revelation 1:3 NIV.)
Kimberley is a motivational speaker and author. Her writings relate raising a family, pursuing a healthy lifestyle, and everyday experiences to building a relationship with God. Through her work, Kimberley hopes to inspire people to live lives that glorify God. You can visit her website at www.kimberleypayne.com