Our family watched a movie called Play the Flute last night.
I’ve seen it before, but it was the first time our son had seen it.
When it was over we discussed it and something he said stuck with me.
“It’s about having faith in the Word of God.”
He went on to say he knew others who didn’t have that faith.
We discussed the importance of God’s Word as well as the costly price just to have it in our language.
I told him about William Tyndale and his passion for the Word.
As our conversation drew to a close, my heart was challenged.
Do I revere God’s Word as I should?
Am I passionate about it?
Have I given it the time and attention which something so profound deserves?
I feel there’s room for improvement.
Not only do I want to study, memorize, and meditate upon God’s Word, I want to apply it.
I want to seek answers from God’s Word, looking to Him for my plans, the standards I set, the measure I use.
If someone was to ask me if I believe the Bible, I’d respond quickly with a harty “Yes!”.
However, I know, I don’t always respond to God’s Word with that same quick “Yes!”.
I want to, but I’m still learning how to surrender myself before God in all things.
Trusting God completely with our children, that He is using all things in their lives for good.
When suffering in one form or another, giving God praise and seeking His will for the circumstance.
Am I willing to surrender everything before God, including my physical abilities?
In my heart I have assurance that the Bible is God’s Word and I can rest in its truths to guide and direct.
And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
Luke 9:23 KJV
I’m still learning how to put these truths into practice; still learning how to die to my flesh.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your Word. Thank You for the wonderful gift of Your scriptures. Lord, thank You for showing me the error of my ways, where I need to have faith in Your Word and walk bearing my cross with joy. Lord Jesus, thank you for your patience with me, a slow learner. Please continue to hone my heart and help me see the areas that I need to surrender to You. Lord, thank You for Your truth and the many people who have given so much to translate the Bible throughout the Earth. Lord, thank You for teaching me to love Your Word and to hide it in my heart. I’m so grateful for Your promises and the blessings which come from applying the scriptures. Lord Jesus, I am picking up my cross today and following You, for there is no other way to Heaven and a fruitful life here on Earth. Thank You! Amen.