We are getting close to the end, 25 Blessings of Reading the Bible. When we get to the end take the 25 and rewrite them in your own words, but try and keep each one under 50 words, and then once every month read them. It is hard not to stay faithful when you motivate yourself with God’s blessings in your life, it works for me. Some occasionally respond to me by suggesting that being motivated by Blessings is less than noble. I would agree if we were talking about getting rich, being more comfortable, and having less trials. But we are talking about being able to teach the Bible better, having greater faith, growing wiser as a person, having inner strength to live life responsibly, I hardly see those as being selfish.
This #22 blessing is one of the most motivational for me. The result of God’s Word abiding in us is that we bear much fruit, we do things with our life that changes people for eternity. I want that more than anything, I want to bear fruit, I want to bear more and more and more. John 15:7-8 says, “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.” I am so discontent with what I have accomplished with my life, I want, I really want more.
No one does more with their life unless God gives them the opportunity, the open door. If God chooses to keep us on the bench that is where we stay. Revelation 3:7-8. “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: He who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says this: I know your deeds. Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name.”