Take the word with you

Today I’d like to offer a very practical, super-simple, down-to-earth, easy-peasy, knock-it-out-of-the-park idea:

Take your Bible with you.

Let me explain.

Followers of Jesus think the Bible is very important. It’s the primary place where we learn about God’s will and wisdom for our lives. Many of us hold the conviction—as I hope you do—that the more you get into God’s word, the more God’s word gets into you.

But some of the people I talk to get into a rut. Or they get tired. Or lazy. Or busy. Or distracted. They start each day two steps behind and end the day exhausted. We know we should read our Bibles every day… but struggle.

I get it.

That’s why you should take your Bible with you as you go about your day. Maybe it’s a smaller Bible that you have, or just a New Testament. Maybe it’s the free app on your phone from YouVersion.

Recently I was in the doctor’s waiting room. So I pulled out my Bible. Maybe you have a few extra minutes over the lunch hour. Instead of going online and getting frustrated because of the thoughtless and insane things people say and post, why not open your Bible for a few minutes? Maybe it’s while waiting for the bus, or for your kid to finish swimming lessons…

Psalm 119:105 says, “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” But not if we keep it shut.

Take the word with you.

By Matthew Ruttan

–This Sunday at Westminster in Barrie is Part 2 in the Armageddon series: ‘Why will the world end, and how?’
–Bible quotes are from the NIV.

–“Up!” is published 5 days a week (Monday-Friday) and returns on November 25.

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