Why do you do the things you do? Do you have a job? Why? Do you go to school? Why? Do you go to church? Why? We go to bed at a time, and we wake up at another time. In a day, we make, on average, 35,000 decisions. I’d wager that neither you nor I really know why we do everything we do. We might not know why we do everything we do, but God does.

Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

Hebrews 4:13 (NIV)

There are over 7.9 billion people in the world right now, and the number is soaring. If each person has an average of 35,000 decisions they make in a single day then that’s 276,500,000,000,000,000 decisions that God knows everything about. That’s a staggering amount for just a single day!

Instead of asking you about all of those 35,000+ decisions you’ve either made today or will be making, I’d like to ask you two questions. Do you read the Bible? Why or why not?

Hebrews 4:13 tells us nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Hebrews 4:12 gives us this intelligence.

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

Hebrews 4:12 (NIV)

“It judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Therefore, if we read the Bible, which is the living and active word of God, the thoughts and attitudes of our hearts can be revealed to us. If we’re listening and paying attention. This is why there can be many applications to Scripture. However, there is only one interpretation. Furthermore, this is why, sometimes, when we’re reading the Bible, things come to mind that have nothing contextually to do with the text we’re reading.

You can be reading something like Numbers 7:25 and think about that person you said that thing to.

His offering was one silver plate weighing a hundred and thirty shekels and one silver sprinkling bowl weighing seventy shekels, both according to the sanctuary shekel, each filled with the finest flour mixed with olive oil as a grain offering.

Numbers 7:25 (NIV)

You could also, when reading Numbers 7:25, think about that problem that’s been on your mind, and suddenly get a solution.

Sometimes people get hung up on what to read when they read the Bible, and some people think it’s not relevant. There are reading plans available for those who don’t know what to read. In addition, some Bible applications, such as YouVersion, have very helpful topic searches. Allow me to suggest something that might sound crazy to you. If you don’t know what to read in the Bible, just pick it up and read it. Whatever comes to mind. Read it. If nothing comes to mind, then start with Matthew for the New Testament, or Genesis for the Old.

You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV)

When we earnestly go to God in His word, He will reveal to us those things we did not know. And sometimes, those things we know but don’t want to acknowledge. This is why we need to read the Bible. When we read the Bible, we need to do so prayerfully, inviting the Holy Spirit to reveal to us the truth of God in his word.

Do you know God? God knows you, and He loves you. He sees you as significant because you are. No one is insignificant to Him. He’s with you today, right now, and He wants you to know Him. Jesus died for your sins and mine so we could be free of guilt, be freed from death, and live eternally with Him. Eternal salvation is just a prayer away.

Pray this prayer with me to accept the gift of salvation today:

Lord Jesus, forgive me for all my sins. I repent from my ways. Wash me in your blood and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I believe that you died on the cross, were buried, and on the third day, God the Father raised you from the dead. Right now, Lord Jesus, I open the door to my heart, and I receive you into my heart as my Lord and personal Savior. Amen.

If you prayed that prayer, then congratulations! You are on the first step of a brand new life. Allow me to be the first to welcome you to my family, the family of God. There are abundant resources available online for new Christians. You can visit here for more information on what to do next. You can also leave me a comment, and I’ll do my best to help you on the next step of this incredible journey.