Friday, March 14, 2008

Commit Yourself to His word

For years now it has been my passion that my brothers and sisters in Christ would be in the word daily. So many buy into the lie that they have sinned too much to pick up His word and have fellowship with Him. That is junk. He wants us to return to Him. The bible says over and over to turn from your sins and turn to God. When we turn from something we are going to turn to something or someone. When you turn to Christ you will see His forgiveness, holiness, mercy, unfailing love and who He is from the bible. However, the longer you stay away from truth the deeper the hole you will dig and the more lies you will buy in to.

I loved this devo this morning by Greg Laurie:
Friday, March 14, 2008

What's on Your Mind?

" 'So commit yourselves completely to these words of mine. Tie them to your hands as a reminder, and wear them on your forehead. Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are away on a journey, when you are lying down and when you are getting up again.' "
Deuteronomy 11:18?19

People sometimes ask me to sign their Bibles, which is not something I like to do, because I didn't write it. But when someone insists, I usually write this inscription in his or her Bible: "Sin will keep you from this book and this book will keep you from sin."

I have found that sin will always keep you away from the Bible, because the devil wants to keep you out of God's Word. He doesn't care if you read magazines. He doesn't care if you watch television. He doesn't care if you read the latest novel on the bestseller list. He doesn't care if you watch movies. But the minute you pick up the Bible and crack it open, you had better believe that he will try to distract you with everything he has. He doesn't want you to read it.

On the other hand, if you follow what the Bible teaches, it will keep you from sin. That is why we need to know the Bible. That is why we need to study it. While it is a great idea to carry a Bible in your briefcase, pocket, or purse, the best place to carry it is in your heart. Know it well. Fill the memory banks God has given you with Scripture, because the devil will attack you in the realm of your mind. The best defense is a mind that is filled with God's Word.


BethAnne said...

That is so funny that my grandmother wrote that same inscription in my first Bible and I have written it in every Bible I have had since. When Lake was baptized, I bought him a new Bible and I have been thinking/praying about what to write in it, but I know that will be part of the inscription --- it is a great reminder to me everytime I open the word that I really need to be there.

Charity said...

That is a GREAT word. It is definitely something I will pass on to Landon.

BTW, how are you feeling?

Emily said...

This was so good and so true! This is something I have learned on a fieldtrip as Beth Moore likes to put it but things are changing so for that I give Him some praie!

Jenny said...

That is a great quote. You have a lovely site. I'm looking forward to dropping back by!


sammie said...

Jenny, Great music. Great post. Thanks! It is so cool to be in christian blog world and hear all the different ways Gods word is presented.

Fran said...

One of my most favorite scriptures right now!! Do you remember when Beth Moore finished up Wising Up and did that session on parenting??
She used this scripture as she referenced being real and authentic in every day life. They need to see us living it out daily.

You do that Jenny. So many do, so many don't. Its so important to pray for and reach out to young mommas and give them the Truth earlier than later.

Have a wonderful weekend. And, may sweet Jesus be alive in your heart today and in your home!


Michelle Bentham said...

The Winners are up at my blog... Thanks for posting. It has been such a blessing reading the stories shared. May God bless you as you continue to serve Him through your blog.