Today I would just like to take a few words to express what having a personal quiet time means to me. For years I thought reading my Proverb a day or my daily bread was enough. I was doing what I was supposed to be doing, I was reading my Bible daily. What a great Christian I was! Well I had the obedience part down, but sadly that was it.
Over the years I had a hit and miss where I would spend time actually studying God's word. Not until the spring of last year, when I pulled out a book I had for a couple of years, did the Bible rock my world. It was Living Beyond Yourself by Beth Moore. Now, I had always been a fan of hers, a groupie you might say. As I did that study and let the Word of God speak to me in a way I had never experienced before, my heart was overwhelmed.
That study jumpstarted something that had been dormant in my life for way to long. I was going through such a dry spell, finding wrong with everyone. When I did that study and let the Words change ME from the inside, Wow is all I can say.
There were days I couldn't hold it in, I just had to get it out and share what great treasure I had let stay hidden for so long. Since then I have craved my time in the word. I have to make myself stop so I can take care of my family. What had been at my finger tips for years, I was just taking advantage of. It amazes me how simply God put in there just how He wants us to live, and just how He wants us to treat others. How I have enjoyed reading His words that He thought so many years after they were written, that I needed to hear. Amazingly relevant today as they were the day they were pinned.
Today I would just encourage anyone that hasn't made the Bible personal, and a part of your daily life, to just give it a try. I promise you will be hooked. I laugh because i have become so invested in some of the lives of the people I read about. My heart ached for Leah, all she wanted was her husbands love. Overwhelmed by Jonathan and his love for David, knowing that he would take his place on the throne. Understanding the Psalms because I became so close to David. James, the brother of Jesus, his passion for us to walk in the way. It is not enough to wait for Sunday. The preacher and sunday school teacher can but give you just small portions, when a feast awaits you Monday-Saturday.
One of the reasons I started this blog, was that I could get out of my heart and into words, just what was going on in my heart. And even if no one reads the blog, it does me good just to get it out and put it into words.
I will leave you with 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.