Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Lovin' it

I really love this series we've been doing on Sunday mornings called TXT. The point behind the series is pretty simple: I want people to read their Bibles. I have been completely blown away with people's response. It quite possibly could be the most response I've every gotten from a series. KEEP READING!!!

I know it sounds simple, but I think that reading the Bible is one of the most important disciplines a disciple of Jesus can do. Going hand-in-hand, however, is doing what it says. Which leads me to a verse I read this AM out of Joshua 22:5. The Eastern Tribes had just finished their tour of duty helping clear the land west of the Jordan for their fellow Israelites and were now permitted to go back home. Before they left Joshua gave them this instruction: Be very careful to obey all the commands and the instructions that Moses gave to you. Love the Lord your God, walk in His ways, obey His commands, hold firmly to Him, and serve Him with all your heart and all your soul.

What if that verse characterized our lives? What if, when people talked about us, they said things that were in that verse? What if we could be known as people who love the Lord our God, who walk in His ways, who obey his commands, who hold firmly to Him, and who serve Him with all our hearts and all our souls?

It's about hearing from God and doing what He says.


At 8:23 AM, January 20, 2009 , Anonymous Jaimee said...

The series has sparked alot of conversation between Allen and me regarding reading our Bibles... IN the past we have chosen to just take mens opinions and teachings of the Bible and blindly follow them (we were reading, but we were reading proof text style). It is so exciting to read on our own, without alot of pressure to read man made doctrine into it... I think the most important reason to read the Bible is to get to learn what God's voice sounds like... so you'll recognize when He speaks to you today.


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