I heard the Lord say, “2016 is the Year of the Bible.” Then, He took me to 2 Kings 22 which was written about the time King Josiah was restoring and reforming Israel. In chapter 22, the Book of the Law is found when things are getting cleaned out. The secretary takes it to King Josiah and starts reading it to him. The king begins to weep when he hears what he recognizes as God’s Word. God is saying that we are going to rediscover the Book. We will honor it above man’s opinion, above what the media or the President says. We will fall in love with His Word again!
“Then Shaphan the secretary informed the king, “Hilkiah the priest has given me a book.” And Shaphan read from it in the presence of the king. When the king heard the words of the Book of the Law, he tore his robes.” (2 Kings 22:10-11; NIV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
If you aren’t as passionate about the Bible as you used to be, repent and tell the Lord you are sorry. Ask Him to give you a hunger and a thirst for His Word once again.
Intercede for the Church that His desire for us to fall in love with His Word this year would come to pass.
Open up a Bible (even if it’s on your phone) and start reading it. You might even read it out loud. Pray it. Declare it! Read for 10 to 15 minutes or more and enjoy every minute of it!
A prayer you can pray:
Dear Lord, forgive me that I am not as passionate about your Word as I have been in the past. Give me a passion for the Bible, your Holy Book, the words of life! I pray for myself, but also for the church in general that we would honor Your Word, read it, study it, love it, decree it and let it draw us closer to You. As I open it up and read it now, please work a miracle in my heart so that I cannot stand to be away from it. Let it form my opinions, challenge me and teach me. Thank you, Father, for Your precious Word. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.
I will fall in love with God’s Word all over again!