Are you a coffee drinker? And when I ask that I realize that there are all different levels of coffee drinkers.
For instance, my husband drinks coffee. At McDonald’s he gets three creams and ten sugars in a small. And he might drink the whole cup. On Saturday morning at the coffee shop when we are visiting with each other and our neighbors, he might drink more than a cup. But at home, he might not drink any or he’ll only drink a few sips in the morning.
On the other hand, I have coffee during my quiet time. I drink coffee on the way to work and I drink coffee until about 11 am. Now I am a sipper and not a gulper so it doesn’t add up to a whole lot of coffee, but I definitely drink more than my sweetie. And if I drink it at night, it is usually a special situation where dessert is involved.
And then there are those who drink coffee from morning until night. Caffeine before bed is no issue. They like it with meals (I like it with sweets or breakfast) and as a refreshment. Are you a coffee drinker?
Are you a Bible reader? Sure you are! You read along with the Bible Study teacher and the pastor on Sunday morning. But do you read the Word daily? How much? If you have a quiet time, you may read a devotion that lists a scripture reference. Do you go to that reference and read? Do you meditate on what you’ve read or are you already moving on?
Or are you committed to daily time in the Word with a plan to get fed? You work through in-depth Bible studies by book, word or topic. You memorize scripture to hide His Word in your heart.
If you struggle knowing God’s will for your life or how to respond/behave in certain situations, God wants to teach you and His primary way of teaching is through His Word. And if you know Christ personally, He has given you the Holy Spirit to interpret it for you.
“But I don’t have time. . .” If that’s what you’re thinking, I challenge you to get before the Lord and ask Him what you’re involved in that you can give up. How many hours per week do you spend on fitness for your body? Isn’t your spiritual health more important? Are your children involved in multiple activities each week? Chances are one is plenty. Pray for God’s guidance on this. Your entire family may be too busy. How many church activities are you leading? Which ones have you been doing without being called by the Lord to do them? How much time do you spend on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or other social networking sites?
If you’re looking for a place to start, get into Psalm 119 to learn all about the benefits of learning and following God’s Word. When God’s people get interested in God’s word, we will have revival!