June 22, 2005

Read your Bible...

...pray every day, and you'll grow, grow, grow.

Who remembers that song?

I can remember singing that in Sunday School as a kid, but I was thinking about this song today. I know that it seems so simplistic, but I think that there is great truth in this song.

I have noticed that when I miss Bible reading in a day, that is the day that I will have the most struggles. It is like I need it. Like I can't survive without it. This morning I was reading through I Peter chapter one, and for some reason, I focused in on vs. 13 which says, "Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled..." And then all day I had opportunities to put that verse into practice.

Specifically the first part, "... prepare your minds for action..." So much of what we struggle with is in the mind, and I was trying all day to prepare my mind for action. The King James version of this passage states it this way, "Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober..."

God knew what I needed today, and it makes me wonder how my day would have gone if I hadn't read this morning. But because I did, I was able to grow today.

I know that there are alot of students and former students that read this blog from time to time. If there is any small piece of advice that I could give you, it would be this: Read your Bible, Pray everyday. You can't survive without it.