July 2, 2011 in FAQ
Now that you’re acquainted with the Bible’s organization and its main message, you can proceed to reading the Bible itself and developing a relationship with God.
It is necessary for all believers to have a private, intimate, direct, sweet, and fresh fellowship with God, which can only be accomplished through prayer and reading the Word in the morning hours. A good example of this is the manna that nourished the children of Israel in wilderness. The only time they had access to the manna was in the morning. As soon as the sun became hot, the manna melted.
In the same way, Christians must strive to “gather the manna” in the morning by reading the Word and praying. Much like the children of Israel, each Christian must gather the manna for themselves. Arising early every morning to read the word and pray is vital for every Christian’s relationship with God. Allowing the day’s business to impinge upon this morning time will only interfere with your fellowship with God.
Devoting yourself to reading a chapter, or even a few verses, every morning is the best move for every Christian’s spiritual life. As the Apostle Peter wrote in 1 Peter 1:23, the Word regenerates. “Having been regenerated not of corruptible seed but of incorruptible, through the living and abiding word of God.” The Word is also crucial to spiritual growth, as Peter wrote in 1 Peter 2:2. “As newborn babes, long for the guileless milk of the word in order that by it you may grow unto salvation.