1. It will help you know God better
Being a Christian is about being friends with Jesus. Its a real relationship just like the one you have with your best friend. Now in all relationships we talk and we listen to each other. And this is what reading the Bible and praying is all about.
When we read the Bible, we are listening to what God has to say to us (except it is written down like in a letter). In the Bible, God has made sure he has told us everything we need to know in order to be the best of friends with him. So when you pray and read, you are really having a good old conversation with God and that is definitely something worth doing every day!
2. It will help you grow in relationship with other Christians
Finding a friend you can talk to about God's word can be a great encouragement. If you're both reading every day, you can push each other to continue when the other person is feeling less enthusiastic. If you go to a church, you might be able to find an older wise Christian person to read with. They may even be able to meet with you to read and pray. Or maybe you can meet with a friend at school.
As you sit together and chat about what you have read during the week, it provides a great opportunity to reflect and pray for each other as you strive to live for Jesus.
3. It will change your life
When the Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy, he shared with him the power of the Bible to change hearts. He said ...
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