Step 7: The Bible- God Speaks to Us

Have you had the joy of talking to God in prayer and know in your heart that He is listening to you? Now you are waiting for God to speak to you and answer your prayers. God talks to us through the Bible. That is why it is called ‘The Word of God.’ The Bible is the Christian’s Scripture or Holy Book because God has written it for us. He used many people over many years. They wrote down what God told them to write.

The Bible has two sections:

  • The first section is called ‘The Old Testament’. 
  • The second section is called ‘The New Testament’.

In the Old Testament, we read about how God created everything in the heavens and the earth.  It also tells how God prepared the Jewish people for Lord Jesus to be born among them. In the New Testament the first four books – Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John – Are called the Gospels. Gospel means the Good News of Jesus Christ. They tell us about the life and teachings of Lord Jesus. The rest of the books in the New Testament are about His followers and how they should live.  We learn that Lord Christ’s followers are called “Christians” and “Believers” because we believe He is our Saviour.

Take the Bible in your hand, close your eyes, pray, and ask the Lord Jesus to help you understand His words. Begin reading from the Gospels in the New Testament. Set aside time every day to read God’s word and pray.  As you read, you will find His light shining in your heart and make what you are reading clear to you. The Lord Jesus wants to lead you in the way you should go in your life – That is found in the Bible. He wants to give you promises in answer to your prayers – That is also in the Bible. The Bible is God’s Instructions Book to us for our life. As you read the Bible more and more you will find many treasures Lord Jesus is waiting to give you – His love, peace, joy, comfort, promise, guidance, security, …

Prayer: “Lord Jesus, please speak to me and teach me through Your word. I am listening, Lord.”      

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