Wouldn’t it be nice to see more people fully committed to reading the Bible with great intentionality?
At Global Vision Bible Church, Pastor Greg Locke and his congregation have decided to do what many would consider the unthinkable: reading the Bible in a month. After Locke took his own time to read the Bible in a month, the entire Global Vision Bible Church community is now taking on the task of doing the same. Whether it means spending less time watching TV, looking at social media or giving up other free time activities, this challenge is replenishing the spirits of the entire congregation.
While deliverance ministry will always be a core tenet of Global Vision, knowing God through His Word is the foundation for every good work that the Holy Spirit wants to do with His people. This key isn’t just for those at one set church or for one denomination; it’s for all Christians and is needed for growing and maturing in their relationship with Christ.
The challenge to read the Bible in a month is a fantastic feat, but not impossible. Locke figured out that by reading 39 chapters a day, the entire Bible could be read in 31 days. While this may sound like a lot, Locke is so passionate about people knowing Scripture that he has been reading the Bible as long as he can while livestreaming it each day on YouTube so people around the world can listen to the truth of God’s Word.
What would possess someone to sit and read the Bible as long as they can every single day in front of a camera? There’s a dying world out there so desperate and hungry for Jesus, and there is no greater way to get to know Him than by staying in His presence with His words. After all, Jesus is the Word. It is through this Word that we have the fullness of life, and only through Him can we have springs of living water. Psalm 16:11 says, “in Your presence is fullness of joy.” This fullness of joy becomes alive in us when we learn more about the character of God in His Word.
Instead of spending day after day crying out to the Lord without interacting with Him, imagine what it would be like if we took the moment to sit and get to know Him through His Word. Perhaps if other churches and individuals accepted this challenge to dive into the Bible in one month’s time, Christians around the world would have a reignited heart for Jesus as their first and primary love.
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Abby Trivett is a marketing copywriter and coordinator for Charisma Media.
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