Colossians 3:16 (easy)
I’ve heard people say that the Bible is God’s way of communicating with us. In the past, I would open my Bible and expect the conversation to start. I would wait for the answers to my questions to appear, for the wind to blow the pages to a specific verse that spoke to my soul. And I waited and waited. Sometimes, I do turn to a verse that spoke to my immediate circumstances, but most times, I don’t.
Over the last few months, I’ve really learned that spending time in the Word isn’t always going to change my life right then and there. Some days I read through scripture and feel nothing; it seems totally irrelevant to my situation. But then days, weeks, or months later, I’ll find myself in a tough place; a battle with my husband, anxiety that comes from nowhere; and I hear a tiny voice. That scripture that seemed so irrelevant comes to mind, and suddenly, it has more meaning and purpose than I could have ever imagined. Some verses sit with me for months and I have no idea why or what they even mean, and then one day, they become the only words that I can cling to.
God gives us the Word for immediate peace and understanding, but also for long term growth. We don’t get to control how or when God speaks to us, but we can make sure we’re ready to listen. It’s our job to keep reading, even when it feels like time wasted (yes, I said it; I do feel that way sometimes) The Bible doesn’t always make perfect sense, but one day, it will. Keep seeking Him, friends.
Have you noticed scripture that wasn’t relevant at a certain point in your life resurface at a later date? Did the way you experienced the meaning of that scripture change?
That God uses His Word to make an impact on your life at the perfect moment.