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An Interesting Question

I listened to a message a couple of weeks ago that has stuck with me ever since. One of the youth pastors (Izzy Alvarez) at our church had the message and asked this question:

“What if we treated our Bibles like we do our cell phones?”

He asked more questions:

What if we checked our Bibles all day long like we do our phones?

What if we meditated on the Word throughout our day like we do on our phones (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, email, etc.)?

If we forget our phones, we turn the car around and go get it. We can’t go anywhere without it. We sleep with our phone right by us. We treasure our phones and feel lost without them.

Is this how we feel about the Word of God?

Do we put the armor of God (Ephesians 6) on every morning before we head out the door just like we put our phone in our purse or pocket to take with us?

Wow, the conviction fell. Not condemnation, but conviction.

We meditate on the things we treasure.

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. – Mathew 6:21

A few more verses to think about:

As for God, his way is perfect: The Lord’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him. – Psalm 18:30

The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. – Psalm 119:130

My favorite: Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever with me. – Psalm 119:98

My mentor said this: “God’s Word is the answer to ALL of life.”

I heard a speaker say that she loves God’s Word so much that she wants to “eat it.” A little odd, but I love it.

We cannot serve and love a God well that we don’t even know. We get to know him by reading and meditating on his Word, and then asking him want he wants to say to us. May our love grow until reading the Bible is not a chore or another religious obligation…it is life to us.

Let’s treat his transforming and eternal Word like we do our cell phones…or how about better.

Lord, may we grow to love your Word more and more every day! Forgive us where our focus has been misplaced. I’m so grateful for your mercy and grace. Amen.

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If you are an imperfect wife, mom, daughter, or friend, struggling to stay focused on God in the craziness and find joy in the heartache, then we have something in common. I am a recovering perfectionist and daughter of the King, slowly learning to fully trust the One who sees me just as I am, and is already pleased. I’m so glad you are here.

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