Monday, January 01, 2018

Don’t just flirt with God’s Word, marry it!

On this day of resolutions and firsts, there can be no better decision to develop our relationship with the Word of God. I love the phrase that John Piper uses in a sermon back in 1982.
Satan devotes himself 168 hours a week trying to deceive you and fill your mind with junk. 
He has seen to it that you are surrounded almost entirely by a Christless culture whose mood, and entertainment, and advertising, and recreation, and politics are shot through with lies about what you should feel and think and do. Do you think that in this atmosphere you can maintain a vigorous, powerful, free, renewed mind with a ten-minute glance at God’s book once a day? 
The reason there are church people who are basically secular like everyone else except with a religious veneer is that they devote 99% of their time to absorbing the trajectories of the world and 1% of their time to absorbing the trajectories of God’s word. 
 If you want to bring forth the will of God in your life like a mother brings forth a child, you must marry the Bible. For some of you, it is a stranger that you greet on the way to work but never have over for a relaxed evening of conversation, and seldom invite along to spend significant time with you on vacation. Do not, then, be surprised if you are ill-equipped to read the trajectories of God’s will for your own life.
John Piper (“He Will Send His Angel Before You”)

If nothing else this year determine to immerse yourselves in The Bible this year. It will solve an identity crisis far more effectively and finally that any diet or workout programme. Here are 5 things you can do to develop your relationship with God's Word.

Read it, Listen to it, Memorise it, Study it and most of all Apply it!

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