You know those moments when you hear a song or a devotional or even overhear a conversation, and you suddenly feel convicted? Yep! That was me this morning in the car.
I was driving Superhero Son and Darling Daughter to their sitter’s house to play with their friends. I was listening to Spirit FM and Linda’s Devotional came on. http://lindadevo.podomatic.com/entry/2013-06-19T06_19_42-07_00
It was all about the power of the Bible. Her message was not new to me. I fully understand that my Bible has great power. She said that we were never made to live without our Bibles and stressed the need to read it daily. I completely agree, but I haven’t been doing it!
I think I justified myself and my laziness by arguing that I was too busy finishing a devotional book, With Unveiled Face, due to be released in October. Wasn’t writing a devotional book enough? Clearly God thinks not!
As I listened to Linda reading scripture about the power of the Word of God, I felt so convicted. I knew I had to get busy with my own studying of the Bible. I know God has these great plans for me, my writing, and my teaching of youth in our church, but those plans can’t happen if I don’t keep studying.
So here is my new problem. Whenever I am ready to start over in my Bible study, I always feel overwhelmed. There is so much I don’t know or understand. I have read through the entire Bible, but that doesn’t mean I understood even the surface of each book. Thankfully the internet and my Bible app on my tablet have a wealth of starting points! I might even be able to argue the need to go buy a new journal just for this purpose!