Today is day fifteen of my thirty day challenge. Every day has definitely not been an "ideal" time in the Word. Kids = unpredictability + interruptions. Can you relate? But I have committed to trying to get up before my kids and have spent time in the Word everyday. Everyday I am making an effort to make my time with the Lord the priority of my day.
A few weeks ago our pastor preached from 2 Timothy 3. He challenged us to let the Word of God make you complete. Complete. That is how I feel when I am in the Word. Not like I have arrived or my life is perfect or easy. But complete in that God's Word satisfies my deepest needs. I am a work in progress for sure. But I am thankful that I serve a God who more than makes up for the countless ways I am deficient. And because of that I am compelled to look to Jesus each day and stand firm on His promises as I spend time in the Word. He makes me complete.
How about you?
Are you making your time with the Lord the priority of your days this summer?
Are you allowing God's Word to satisfy your deepest needs?
Are you allowing Him alone to complete you?
I wrote these notes from the same sermon:
Hang onto God's Word
Prayerfully feed on God's Word.
It will equip us to make a dramatic difference in a perilous world.
I want to make a dramatic difference for the Lord...in my family and in this world. I know that the only way that is possible is by being connected to Him. And the only way to stay connected to the Lord is by prayerfully spending time in His Word everyday.
Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another--showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God's way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 (The Message)
I would love to hear how you are spending your quiet times too. Please share!
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And just one picture of my boys from Father's Day.
The boys think their daddy is pretty great...and so do I!