I can get just as caught up as the next person in the hustle and bustle of life. Without intent and practice, I can lose my eternal perspective and begin to believe the world about what is important.
Get more. Be more. Save more. More. More. More. That’s definitely what I hear the world cheer.
“More” is a lie of the enemy. It is the robber of joy. The thief of contentment. I have learned that joy and peace do not come from “more,” joy and peace come from enough.
Practice being thankful for your “enough” today and be amazed at how it combats the lie that “more” is your answer.
In a world of fast fixes, 2-minute burritos and instant coffee (blasphemy!), I fear we are trading quick and easy for deeply transforming time with the Lord.
Can I just encourage you today to not be afraid to dig deep into God’s Word? Don’t be cheated out of the soul nourishing words of life that come from time in Bible study.
You can understand it. You really can. Don’t miss out. Dig into God’s Word. And find the joy that comes when God opens up the pages of His story to breathe life into your soul. Your heart longs for more. You know it does. Praying for you today that you will choose to dig deep.
P.S. This really isn’t a mysterious process. Send me a Facebook message if you want me to walk you through how to go about studying God’s Word for yourself. I’m no expert, but it doesn’t require an expert! You might be surprised that things you’ve been taught by well-meaning people aren’t what God teaches. It’s why you have to dig deep for yourself.
“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?” -Jesus (Luke 6:46)
Think about how life would change if we believed God’s Word.
Yeah, yeah. I know. You DO believe the Bible, right?
Not so fast. I think many of us attempt to understand it intellectually. Maybe we even believe it generally. But let’s be honest–if it’s not changing our lives, then we don’t really believe it to be true.
How we behave is the greatest indicator of what we believe. Not our words. Our actions.
So, what does your behavior say about what you believe?
Sweet friends, it isn’t enough to know what God’s Word says. And it definitely isn’t enough just to say we believe it. We have to LIVE like we believe it!