Although God’s Word is a powerful weapon for His children . . . many Christians do not take advantage of this awesome power. This faith-building initiative, Power4, is designed to assist us in embracing our Father’s power.
Hebrews 4:1—Therefore, while the promise to enter His rest remains let us fear that none of you should miss it.
James 1:21—Therefore, ridding yourselves of all moral filth and evil, humbly receive the implanted word, which is able to save you.
Isaiah 55:11—so My word that comes from My mouth will not return to Me empty, but it will accomplish what I please and will prosper in what I send it to do.
GACC’s Leadership, along with the Education Ministry, has devised a simple plan – Power4. This plan will encourage us to read our Bible at least Four. Times. Per. Week. Get ready for the coming change. Tools, like a Bible, Bible Reading Guide, highlighter, pen, notepad, incentives and continual encouragement, will be given to assist you in your journey. A 2020 survey indicated what others shared about Scripture reading. Reported results may encourage you—to prepare to share your faith with others (228% more likely); to become more likely to memorize Scriptures (407% more); to stop struggling with loneliness (30% less likely) and resist Satan and the temptations of immorality. The strength to be in but not of this world is a new habit away. Can incorporating Bible reading & study yield measurable results in your life?
Research conducted in 2020 revealed that the life of someone who engages in reading Scripture four or more times a week looks radically different from the life of one who does not. It found that the lives of Christians who do not engage with the Bible most days of the week are statistically the same as non-believers. Do you practice what you spend the most time with?
The 2020 Bible-reading survey revealed that individuals, when reading scripture at least four times per week, were found to be less likely to engage in sex outside of marriage; get inebriated/high/drunk; use pornography; gamble; and dwell on destructive thoughts. Are you up to the challenge of using the first 10 to 15 minutes of your day to read your Bible before texting, checking e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter?
Get ready for the change prayerfully, reverently, and with the intent to assist someone in your life with their struggle to cultivate the habit of engaging in Bible study. Are you ready to grow? Set up properly. With adequate light and your eyewear in place, grab your pen, highlighter, magnifier, and notepad. Underline or highlight key words or phrases in the Bible passage. Use a pen or highlighter to mark new discoveries from the text. Periodically review your answers, markings, and notes to see what God is teaching you as you ask . . . Who, Where, When, Why, and How can I personalize this reading? We can do this GACC; let’s walk together, learn together, pray together, and meet each other on the other side of Revelations!