I know. I didn't post the last two Wednesdays. Honestly, I was too lazy and couldn't think of anything to write about. My goal in writing a blog is to have interesting content which will uplift, inform or simply entertain you, the reader. Nothing came to me these last couple of weeks. Confession time: I should have done some devotional writing which would have gotten me into the Scripture but I just didn't.
I seem to be stiff-arming God lately. I don't want to read or study or even pray. I don't want to write or do other things I should be doing like clearing the clutter in my house. I'm succumbing to the temptation to do as little as possible and only read all day. It might be partly due to the cold, cold, cold weather BUT, God doesn't accept excuses.
So, what to do now? I guess that's pretty simple; pray, read, meditate, write, obey. That last one is the key to everything. Christ said that the one who does the will of the Father are his mother, brothers and sister. It's in Mark 3:33-35, Matt 12:48-50.
Do a cross reference on these verses and you'll find that obeying the will of God is the way you show God that you love him. John 14:24-24 “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word. My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.a 24 The one who doesn’t love Me will not keep My words. The word that you hear is not Mine but is from the Father who sent Me."
Keep My word. That's Jesus talking. In order to obediently keep His word we have to know His word. In order to know His word we must be IN THE WORD. That's the kicker. I enjoy reading and reading my Bible is much harder than reading for pleasure. As I said before, I'm lazy. I pick up the pleasure reading rather than do the harder reading. The question is... which is more beneficial to me? By choosing to read Scripture I am obeying my God and King.
So now I'm off to do the hard reading. Since I'm working on a book set during the time of Christ I'm working on the Gospels. So at the moment it's New Testament reading. Don't forget the Old Testament. Jesus wrote it too. He lived by it. He knew it and taught it. He came to fulfill the law not to destroy it. Matt 5:17
If you have been in your Bible regularly Huzzahs for you. If you're like me jump on the bandwagon with me. We'll both benefit and demonstrate to God that we love him.
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I have two grown sons, one of which is married to a wonderful young woman. They gave us the most wonderful granddaughter ever in November of 2010. I'm not the least bit prejudice. :)