1 John 2:27
As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit--just as it has taught you, remain in him.
We are told in many circles how important it is to be in God's word. Yet how many of us really do spend time each day reading His word?
Many of us enjoy reading devotionals written by other men and women about what one particular passage in Scripture means to them. Often they just take that piece of scripture and combine it with two or three others to create their own word.
It's pretty much all good stuff. And yet it's not our revelation. Perhaps it was Holy Spirit motivated and perhaps not. We need to allow the Holy Spirit to speak to us directly as we read God's word as it is written in our Bible.
We even get Bible verses sent to us by various apps on our phones or computers and that's good too, but it is only glimpses of one or two passages. I believe we need to be engulfed in His word. We need to start on one of the books of the Bible and read it through, perhaps even more than once. Meditate on it. Ask Holy Spirit for fresh revelation for today.
It is through this quiet time with Him that our true growth comes. It doesn't come from absorbing information others have penned. It comes from Holy Spirit teaching us all things.
Father God help me to make a good habit of reading Your word every day asking Holy Spirit to reveal truth to me as I need to see it. To allow myself to be changed to be more Christlike. In Jesus name, I pray, amen.