It’s early Wednesday morning and I honestly don’t know what day it is. I’m in the Indianapolis area speaking this week and have spoked to four groups in two days and this afternoon I’ll be speaking to another. I’m kind of exhausted.
But the greatest privilege I have is to share the power of Christ and the power of His word – did you know His word has power?
I taught at bible study method to a group of women this week called “The Love Affair That’s Not With My Husband” – I taught it last summer in my home (you can read about it here). It’s a simple way to study any type of scripture, finding God’s character and perspective that we can apply to our personal lives. It’s a simple format I’ve informally used that’s brought God’s word alive and made it personal to me.
Because God’s personal.
I hope to share some video from the workshop in upcoming weeks (a new skill I need to learn).
If you aren’t in God’s word on a consistent basis, I encourage you to just start. Set a goal that’s simple and works for you. It doesn’t have to be what other people do, it doesn’t have to be early in the morning or even daily. But it needs to be consistent. Make it fit into your lifestyle and season of life now.
When my kids were young and I was at home full-time, my devotional time was during nap time.
When I worked full time, those times were in my classroom at my desk just ten minutes before the busyness of the day got started.
Now, working part time, those times are during the mornings I don’t have to rush off to work. Though it’s not everyday, it’s consistent and leaves me longing for the time I can have a date with God.
God’s word is important in our lives because it’s His word to us. It’s the fullness of who Jesus is – because He is the Word (John 1). It’s how Jesus meets us where we’re at through His words, the stories of people like you and I. It’s how we get to know Him, God Almighty and The Holy Spirit.
So don’t wait for the perfect time to spend in God’s word – just take time – any time – to find out more about the lover of your soul.
He does love you – read more about that great love in 1 John, just to start.
And if you’re interested in learning about a simple, personal and intimate way to study the bible, I’d love to share it with your women’s group, small group bible study or church group – just contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Father, please call us to you through the powerful and intimate words in your book. Thank you for your word, that it gives life, hope, and power to our lives. Equip each of us with the time, the commitment and hunger to spend consistent time with you. Draw us to you. Thank you that you meet us just where we are. Amen.
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