In the Beginning…John 1

In the Beginning…John 1In the Beginning…John 1The start of another book, one of my favorites, the book of John. With this new book, I’m renewing my commitment to read His Word every day. How fitting for the beginning of this chapter:

1 In the beginning the Word already existed. He was with God, and he was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 He created everything there is. Nothing exists that he didn’t make. 4 Life itself was in him, and this life gives light to everyone.

I’m especially drawn to verses 3 and 4. Everything that is, was created by Him. There is so much to glean from these few verses…about life, about light, about God.

I am refreshing my commitment to read God’s Word every day and to be accountable for it with my dBrag group. Actually, it’s probably better to say I’m refreshing my commitment to seeking Him through prayer and reading His Word. There are days that my daily reading is nothing more than ritual and forced. I don’t want to be legalistic and I don’t want to boast about having read the Bible each day. I just want more faith. I want to know Him…everything about Him. The more I know Him, the more I live.

For me, the dBrag works. For you, one of the many Bible reading plans might work better. I need the accountability factor (as much as I hate to admit it). Whatever it is, I encourage you all to examine your commitment to reading His Word every day…for no other reason than getting to know Him better. Like it says in verse 5:

5 The light shines through the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.

Want to live in the light? Life in Jesus gives light to everyone. The more we seek Him, the more we’ll know Him (faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God). The more we know Him, the easier it is to live in the light.

Why not join us in this daily quest for God. Just get an accountability partner (or group), read a chapter a day, and then email your thoughts to each other. It only takes about 5-15 minutes and it can really make a huge difference in your day. I can testify what a difference it makes in your day. When I don’t do it, I can tell.

For more information, check out www.dbrag.org.

God’s Peace!
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