Go Ahead. Open It!

According to KXTV in California, Chuck Kunellis was surprised this month when two letters his father wrote to his wife almost seventy years ago were finally delivered to Chuck’s home. Chuck’s father wrote the letters while stationed in Italy during World War II.  The letters had been lost in the mail and through the work of a Good Samaritan were finally delivered to Chuck.

Whatever your situation with your earthly father, you always have letters that are available to you from your heavenly Father.  Simply stated, those letters are found in the Bible.  God knew that throughout time all of us would need letters of encouragement, direction, and love.  Scripture provides us with God’s ageless, absolute truths.  Are you feeling discouraged?  Read Psalms.  Looking for direction? Read Proverbs?  Looking for love?  Go to the book of John and learn just how much God really loves you.

In an article from Christianity today, LifeWay Research surveyed more than 2,900 Protestant churchgoers and found that while ninety percent of those surveyed desire to please and honor Jesus in all they do, only nineteen percent personally read the Bible every day.

How about you?  How are you doing with the letters from your heavenly Father?  Are you reading daily? If you’re struggling with your reading, just remember that reading God’s word is not an obligation.  It’s not a chore that you must complete and cross off your list.  Your reading is a chance to learn more about God.  It’s a chance to hear Him speak to you through his letters.  The letters He prepared just for you.

Deuteronomy 7:9 tell us, Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments.

Keep reading your Bible and see what God has written just for you. It would be a shame to leave a letter from God unopened.

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