Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Resolution #3 - Read My Bible Each Day

He'll keep the light on for you.


Psalm 119:1-6 Happy are people of integrity, who follow the law of the LORD. 2 Happy are those who obey his decrees and search for him with all their hearts. 3 They do not compromise with evil, and they walk only in his paths.

4 You have charged us to keep your commandments carefully. 5 Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect your principles! 6 Then I will not be disgraced when I compare my life with your commands.

Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path.

Digging the word each day is the best way to keep the straight and narrow road lit up so that we do not stumble. It would be crazy to walk through the deep forest that we encounter in life without a flashlight to keep us on the trail, God has given us the light that we need in his word.

You don't have to be a scholar and it doesn't require a lot of effort or study, just a few moments with God's word, listening to him as he guides our steps for another day. What it does require is a determination to do it each day, after all the devil is going to hit you with everything that he can find so that you will put it off for another day.

When the Word of God changes our lives and makes us more like Jesus, that's when we realize what the real purpose of life is, what true joy is, and what it means for God to change the world through us. -Rick Warren

When you first start it may not be pleasant but eventually the time you spend with God in his word each day will become the highlight of your day. A great way to start the habit and get past the devil's plan to discourage you is to use the "40 Days In The Word", subscribe to a devotional email, use a paper Bible or download free software it doesn't really matter, just do it!