I hate reading, but I do read a lot.
Recently, this caught my attention, and I want you to know about it.
The Center for Bible Engagement conducted an impressive study exploring the impact of Bible engagement on 400,000 Christians in North America. This study, Understanding the Bible Engagement Challenge: Scientific Evidence for the Power of 4, concluded that the quality of the lives of Christians who “DO NOT engage in the Bible most days of the week” is statistically the same as non-Christians.
This study revealed THE POWER OF 4.
When you spend only 1-3 times a week reading the Bible, it has next to no impact on you.
As soon as people in the study passed the number three threshold and went into their fourth engagement with the Bible each week, they saw a significantly positive difference in how they felt and how well they dealt with hard times.
- Feeling lonely dropped 30%
- Anger issues dropped 32%
- Alcoholism dropped 57%
- Relational issues (especially in marriage) dropped 40%
- Pornography and other sexual sins dropped 62%
- Feeling spiritually stagnant dropped 60%
This explains why so many people are hurting.
Hebrews 4:12 says, “The Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
- Are you lonely?
- Are you dealing with unresolved anger?
- Are you struggling with an addiction?
- Are you in a relationship that is struggling?
- Are you fighting a battle with pornography?
- Are you feeling distant from God?
Are you ready to upgrade your life?
James 4:8 gives us our next step.
“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.” James 4:8 ESV
God speaks primarily through His Word. But remember, when you spent only 1-3 times a week engaging with the Bible, it has next to no impact on you. We all need to experience the POWER OF 4!
If we don’t get this, we run the risk of missing out on God’s many benefits, and our bad habits continue and increase. Get in the Word, and let it get in you. Are you ready to upgrade your life?
Let me invite you to experience THE POWER OF 4.
Tough to cure a sinus infection if you only take your antibiotics three times a week! Excellent
Great information that plays out experientially. Suffering the lie that we “don’t have enough time,” is followed by a subtle, numbing descent. But with “THE POWER OF 4” . . . abundance awaits (John 10:10)!