Friday, November 5, 2010

Ezer Rising VI

So we’ve got it! We need to be in the Word every single day. If we’re a Christian, that’s our first essential. It teaches and equips us to do everything else we need to do. If you’re not a Christian, you’re fighting a losing battle. You cannot fight your way into heaven. Your name is either in the Lamb’s Book of Life, or it isn’t. That’s the easy part. Message me if you need to know more.

Now that we understand we need God’s Word daily, prepare yourself for the fact that Satan isn’t going to let that go uncontested. Whether he’s whispering in your ear about the million other things you need to do today, or your Bible is ‘conveniently’ out in the car because you took it to church last night, stand your ground. Lines like ‘I’m too sleepy’ or ‘I don’t understand what I read anyway’ are lies you’ve fallen for before that the enemy will keep using until they stop working.

Simply reading God’s Word – and allowing God to speak to you through it may be enough to get you on your feet and well on your way past discouragement. That’s not okay with Satan, either. He’s not going to give up. He wants you discouraged. He wants you doubting yourself, your salvation and your abilities to do anything for God. Without the reassurance you need from God Himself, it’s easy for Satan to lie to you and get away with it.

When are you going to stop harping on this, Helen? Well, most likely, never. Throughout our Christian walk, the temptation to make God wait on us may always be there in the backgrounds of our mind – or it may just pop up to try to sabotage us from time to time. Always, get back to the Word. If you’ve neglected it for a while now, begin again. God is the God of new beginnings.

What next? Come back for part VII….


  1. Helen wrote: Always, get back to the Word. If you’ve neglected it for a while now, begin again.

    How do you stay in the Word daily. Do you have a set devoptional time? Do you read chapter by chapter, do you use a Bible Study? Do you have a Bible Reading Plan? Or do you just pick up the Bible and start reading it? Do you think it is easier to have time set apart in one's daily schedule?

  2. Hi Deb! For me personally, it varies. I don't use a prescribed Bible study or reading plan. I most often read chapter by chapter, but I often pick up my Bible and start reading where I hadn't planned to read that day. Yes, I think it's easier to stay committed when I make prearranged time in my schedule - an appointment, or 'date' with my Bible. I also find that personally, it's easier for me to enjoy reading the Word - and allowing myself to 'get lost' (actually the route to being found) in the Word - when I position myself to have the least opportunity for interruption. For me, that generally includes leaving the house, but not always.
    How do you do it?