Thursday, March 29, 2012
Time in the Word Struggle - Part 6
You do what you do
And you feel what you feel
Because you think what you think.
"Set your mind on the things above,
not on the things that are on earth.
For you have died
and your life it hidden with Christ in God."
And now, Mindset.
Time in the word is accomplished only if you set your mind to it. Oh, you can read for ten minutes and check it off your to do list, but was that really time spent with the Lord? I want you to have intentional, personal, life-changing quiet times because you've spent time with the Lord and learned about Him.
You've drawn near to Him.
Too much of our emphasis is on crying out to the Lord for help. Yes, He wants to hear your petitions, but how different would our prayers be if they were immersed with the knowledge of the character of God? Do we find through the careful study of His Word that He is a God who is out of control? Surprised by life? Scrambling to try to help you? Or do we find that He is uninvolved? Careless? Uncaring?
Of course not - the more we know God, the more loved we will feel, the more secure we will find our lives and our futures, the more encompassed by His plan we will find ourselves.
But it's a matter of your will. If you don't think there is benefit to being in the Word, you won't do it. Go back and check your motivation. Remind yourself of the benefits of knowing God through His Word.
Okay, I'm done. It's your choice now.
May God's Word richly fill your heart, draw you closer to your Savior, change your life, affect those around you and bless you with all wisdom and understanding.