So, what to do now? I guess that's pretty simple; pray, read, meditate, write, obey. That last one is the key to everything. Christ said that the one who does the will of the Father are his mother, brothers and sister. It's in Mark 3:33-35, Matt 12:48-50.
Do a cross reference on these verses and you'll find that obeying the will of God is the way you show God that you love him. John 14:24-24 “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word. My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.a 24 The one who doesn’t love Me will not keep My words. The word that you hear is not Mine but is from the Father who sent Me."
Keep My word. That's Jesus talking. In order to obediently keep His word we have to know His word. In order to know His word we must be IN THE WORD. That's the kicker. I enjoy reading and reading my Bible is much harder than reading for pleasure. As I said before, I'm lazy. I pick up the pleasure reading rather than do the harder reading. The question is... which is more beneficial to me? By choosing to read Scripture I am obeying my God and King.
So now I'm off to do the hard reading. Since I'm working on a book set during the time of Christ I'm working on the Gospels. So at the moment it's New Testament reading. Don't forget the Old Testament. Jesus wrote it too. He lived by it. He knew it and taught it. He came to fulfill the law not to destroy it. Matt 5:17
If you have been in your Bible regularly Huzzahs for you. If you're like me jump on the bandwagon with me. We'll both benefit and demonstrate to God that we love him.