“When you roam, they will lead you; when you sleep, they will keep you; and when you awake, they will speak with you.” (Proverbs 6:22).
The Scripture portions have been graciously given to us by the Holy Spirit. Since they are with spirit and life they speak to you. There are many philosophical books too in the world. The Bible which has been written by the spirit of God through His saints is also there. How great differences are there between the two!
The books of the world may provide you knowledge. But the Bible provides you Spirit, Life and Power of God. For example take a peanut artificially made by a scientist and a peanut naturally created by God. Both may look similar in outward appearance. Taste may also be the same. But when you sow them, only the natural seed will come out of the ground with a sprout. This is the difference between a Bible and other books.
During prayer time you speak with God. At the same time if you meditate the verses God will speak to you through them. So, every time when you open the bible for reading pray “God, open my eyes enabling me to see the miracles of the bible.” The experiences of thousands of saints, Promises, Godly counselling and the ways and means to overcome the tests have been clearly illustrated in the Bible graciously given to you by God.
During the days when I accepted Jesus Christ as my Saviour and God, He has spoken to me several times through the Scripture portions from the book of Isaiah. Many times, I have experienced the depth of His love and cried like a baby saying ‘Lord. So much of love you have showered on me’. Some verses of the Bible have encouraged me. Some have corrected me by cautioning. Some have helped in building my life strongly. The solutions for all the problems faced in my life are there in the Bible.
God says “You shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates,” (Deuteronomy 11:19-20).
To meditate: “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.” (Deuteronomy 6:6).