Friday, September 23, 2011
For years I read stuff. Starving for truth I decided that year I would read nothing but the Bible. No TV, newspapers, magazines--only the Bible. I devoted one year to filling myself with what I hungered for--God and His Word to me. It was the best year of my life.
So good, I decided to do the same for a second year.
What did this mean to my family? I told my friend this story. As I told her about the Baby born in my heart, I continued telling her about the baby born from my womb. Gentle, kind, and loving he rarely gave us trouble. An extraordinary son, for sure. I take no parenting credit. All I was doing was reading the Bible.
My friend responded, "Well look what his mother was doing for the first two years--the most formative years--of his life? Think about the tranquility that must have been in your home when you left the world behind and only sought God?"
Reading God's Word can change your life. At the end of those two years God called us into full-time ministry. I often wonder if I would have heard that call had I been reading the newspaper instead of the Bible.
We read so much junk. Please, read His Word and see the difference a regular devotional time with Him makes in your life and the lives of your family. Perhaps you'll take my challenge to read nothing but the Bible for a year. I guarantee more than a splash of serenity--a deluge is more like it.