Every Christian pastor and evangelist preaches on the importance of Christian scriptures. They are meant to play a large role in your life; but the exact role is rarely described in detail. If you’re wondering how to incorporate scriptures into your day to day life, here are three great ways to get started:
Using Christian Scriptures To Provide Comfort And Advice To Friends
Human beings are meant to be agents of God, dispensing love and help wherever it is needed. More often than not the right words escape Christians, and that is because they are trying to figure things out on their own. There are scriptures for just about every situation under the sun, and God put them into the world for your use.
The next time you’re trying to help a friend through a tough situation, think back to your recent Bible readings. It is more likely than not that God has put a few sentences in your head that would be perfect for just this situation. You need only to take a few moments of meditation to call them forth.
Scripture As A Conversation Starter With God
If you aren’t spending time every day in conversation with God, then you are putting yourself at a very high risk of withering as a Christian. God craves a relationship with you, and He is just waiting for you to strike up a conversation.
Don’t know what to say in prayer to God? That’s what the scripture is for. Ask Him about his word, what he meant and what the words mean to you. If you listen, then you’ll get the answers that you’re looking for.
The Relationship Between The Word And Your Character
One could argue that the best use of scripture is as a revelation of our character and our thoughts. Most stories used in the Bible are parables, meant to force you to look inward and consider. How would you act in relation to the characters in each story? How do the things that God says and does make you feel? Does reading the Bible make you feel like you are closer to God, or more like there is a hole inside of you?
These revelations are absolutely key to furthering yourself as a Christian man or woman. You are bound to operate in error if you try to go about things through only your own intellect or interpretations. A strong relationship to the word of God is key to turning the mirror onto yourself and forcing your to confront flaws that you may have.
A good Christian life will always be built upon a strong relationship to the Word. If you feel like you need to do more to build this relationship then worry not. There are a ton of resources out there, both online and offline, that will get you into the word, absorbing things the way that they are meant to be absorbed. All you need is a willingness to put in the effort.