WEEK ONE, DAY THREE, COMMON ENGLISH BIBLE COMPANION
THEME: READ THE BIBLE
DAY THREE TITLE: FINDING YOUR WAY IN THE BIBLE
SCRIPTURE: PSALM 119:105
SCRIPTURE SNIPPET: …”a light for my journey.”
THOUGHTS: When we understand that God is light and that God’s word is a light that keeps God shining in our lives, then we will use God’s word to fuel us for each day’s challenges and opportunities. It may take a lifetime to realize the importance of God’s word in our living. We may understand it on one level and even claim its truth, but never use it. We want to just inheritantly understand all there is to life and blaze full force into it rather than take time to look at the manual. As a mother, I have often wished that there had been a manual for me to refer to at certain times along the way to make sure that I was and am being a mother correctly. Chances are that had there been such a manual I would not have had time or taken time to do the research. But time and enough life has led me to understand that we don’t need manuals about elements of our life, all we need is God’s word. God’s word continues to enrich our understanding of who God is, and who we are, and who we are as we relate to God. As we relate to God, we are ever more able to live more effectively for God. And as we are able to live more effectively for God in one moment, that “faith moment” assists us to meet life’s next challenge. Some seasons of life are challenging for longer periods of time and it is exhausting in and of itself to read up and pray up – but the more and more we can read up and pray up ahead of these challenges, the more hopeful and peaceful we can be in the midst of them. God does give us a manual for every single thing that will pop up in our living – His Word. It shines light into our darkness and give us direction for each step we must take and even for when we simply need to be still and disengage and rest in our Father. Lord help us to use this powerful tool of your word daily through Your Holy Spirit to do good in this world for Your sake. Amen.
DIP: As we relate to God, we are ever more able to live more effectively for God. And as we are able to live more effectively for God in one moment, that “faith moment” assists us to meet life’s next challenge.