4 Ways that The Bible Fuels our God-Given Purpose
The Bible is a book without equal. It is a treasure trove of wisdom, a rich telling of human history, and an avenue through which God speaks directly into our hearts. Truth radiates brightly on each and every page. There is truly nothing like God's Word.
God desires to lead you to a life filled with purpose. More specifically, the divine purpose that He has prepared uniquely for you! God uses the Bible as a means of inspiring this purpose within your heart. Through a daily-Bible reading plan, you can find the fuel that drives your God-given purpose. But how does reading the Bible achieve this?
The Bible Builds Our Faith
Centering our lives around the Bible increases our faith exponentially. We not only learn about Jesus, the author of our faith, but we learn how to live our lives in accordance with His teachings. When we do that, the benefits we experience inspire us towards greater faith. Hebrews 12:2 says, "We must keep our eyes on Jesus, who leads us and makes our faith complete!" (NIV). When we seek unity with Christ, He makes our faith complete in Him!
The Bible Draws Us Closer to God
The Bible contains the very words of God, which He inspired the biblical authors to write. Being so, they are a direct path to God's own heart. Through engaging with the Bible, we can become closer to God than ever before. James 4:8 says, "Come close to God, and God will come close to you" (NLT). What a beautiful and inspiring verse! Never forget that God wants to draw near to you today through the amazing gift of the Bible!
The Bible Equips Us For Ministry
2 Timothy 3:16 says, "All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right" (NLT). Through the Bible, we receive God's wisdom and guidance through life. As we begin to embody all of its teachings, we become better equipped for ministry and the grand purpose He has called us to. Having a stronger knowledge of the Bible helps us to develop our unique God-given skills!
The Bible Inspires Us
Last but not least, the Bible inspires us towards good works in Jesus' name. As we read the stories of the impact of Jesus' ministry upon the world, we feel motivated to continue His redemptive work. He wants to partner with us in bringing healing to the sick, freedom to the oppressed, and the Gospel to lost souls. As we connect with His story in the Gospels, we are moved toward action.
The Bible is our ultimate source of motivation to pursue our God-given purpose in life. Start your daily adventure in God's Word today, diving deep into your relationship with Him. When you do, you will begin to live a life fueled by divine purpose.