Life has been hectic lately in the Haverkamp house, and I notice that when I get busy, the first thing to go is my time in the Word; sad, but true.
After reading the book Radical by David Platt, I decided that this nonchalant regard for the Word of God must change. The Word MUST take precedence over email. The Word MUST take precedence over Facebook. The Word MUST take precedence over MSNBC. The Word MUST take precedence over really good Christian books and really cool cooking sites like Pioneerwoman.com. Platt says it this way;
“God has chosen by his matchless grace to give us revelation of himself in his Word. It is the only Book that he has promised to bless by his Spirit to transform you and me into the image of Jesus Christ. It is the only Book that he has promised to use to bring our hearts, our minds, and our lives in alignment with him…When you or I open the Bible, we are beholding the very words of God—words that have supernatural power to redeem, renew, refresh, and restore our lives to what he created them to be.”
What a powerful tool we hold in our hands! The Word has the power to change our very lives! Vanity Fair may give you ten easy steps to achieve attractiveness, increase your intellect, and optimize last night’s left-overs, but The Word of God contains the keys to inner beauty, true insight, and the rich delicacies of His blessings.
So…here’s the challenge: For one month, let the Word of God be the first thing that your eyes see in the morning. Instead of rushing to get your fix of the morning paper, new email, or other people’s blogs, delight in the fact that the God of the Universe wants to speak to you. Sit with Him and drink it in…pure Gold.
Brent and I are taking the challenge. Who’s with us?
“If we want to know the glory of God, if we want to experience the beauty of God, and if we want to be used by the hand of God, then we must live in the Word of God.”—Radical
Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light for my path.