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GROWING IN CHRIST

"Loving the Word of God"

Date published: 01/10/2010

Jeremiah 15:16 “When Your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart's delight, for I bear Your name, O LORD God Almighty.” (NIV)

The last couple of weeks I have been struck with the thought of how in love people are with their cell phones, I-Phones, Blackberries, and other communication devices. While in a large auditorium waiting for the Christmas program, I turned around and saw hundreds of lighted phones being used. I seldom go out to eat with more than two people where someone during the meal is not texting, checking information, or receiving calls. Two months ago I saw a table of four that had three people on their cell phones while the remaining person was daydreaming. When people are not doing anything, they are quite often on their cell phones. I wonder what would happen if people loved the Word of God as much as their cell phones? What if you spent as much time in the Word as you spend on your cell phones? Job 23:12 says, “I have not departed from the commands of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my daily bread.” What if you kept the Bible with you at all times like you do your cell phones? (I know some of you can access the Bible on your cell phones!) What if you sought information and answers in the Word instead of your cell phones?  2 Timothy 3:16-17 says, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” How would your life be affected if you constantly spent your free time reading, searching, and studying the Word instead of playing with your cell phones? If your lifestyle began to revolve around the Word instead of your cell phones, how much more opportunity might God have to communicate, love, touch, calm, strengthen, teach, inform, or maybe just transform your life as never before. Reach for your Bible first thing when you wake up tomorrow morning. Fill your lulls during the day by taking the opportunity to seek and hear God. Frequently turn to God and His Word when you need help, answers, or information. Allow Him to be your Source!

 Philippians 1:9-11 “And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ — to the glory and praise of God.” (NIV)