Once a month you can find me over at Club 31 Women. This month I want to share with you why we should all cultivate a love and desire for reading.
I LOVE books and I love to read but this has not always been the case. As a matter of fact, I hated reading until after I graduated from college and, at that time, I vowed that I would never read another book again. Well, God does work in mysterious ways because reading has now become one of my favorite things to do. There isn’t much that’s more relaxing than sitting in a cozy spot, sipping your favorite drink and reading a good book.
It is fun to get lost in a fiction book that takes you to places you have never been, and tag along on adventures without ever leaving your house (an introvert’s dream).
But more than fiction books, I want to read good Christian books. I love to learn new things about God and my salvation or be reminded of Truth that I already know but have forgotten or neglected. The amazing thing about studying God’s word and reading theologically rich books is that it makes me long for more. The more I study God, the more I want to know him. So the more I read, the more I want to read.
I love this little glimpse into Paul’s personal life when he writes to Timothy and says,
“When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, also the books, and above all the parchments. (2 Tim 4:13)
Here is a man who wrote much of the New Testament under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and yet he asks for someone to bring him his books.
Why We Should Read
Reading is important. This is the primary way we learn about God. God did not inspire a TV series about himself. He gave us a book that is inspired by the Holy Spirit. A book that when read and studied brings about a change that lasts forever.