Day 5 of 30 Days of Devotion
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us" (John 1:1, 14a).
Jesus is the LIVING Word of God!
For many years, I have been faithful in spending time with Jesus in His word each morning. But recently, I've missed more than just a day once in a while . . . I've missed weeks in a row. I have two high school students (one whom I am now teaching to drive), a 22-month old toddler who is teething, other areas of service, and we are redecorating our home! Can you relate?
I think often about Jesus' visit with Mary and Martha as told in the book of Luke. Literally translated, "Martha was distracted with much service." Jesus' reply to her was "Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her" (Luke10:40-42).
What was Mary doing? She was sitting at the feet of Jesus, listening to Him. I've still been singing hymns and praise songs, and I've still been praying, but I know that when I spend time with my Lord in His word, I receive living water as He told the Samaritan woman, because He is the LIVING word of God. When I don't, I can still function pretty well through the day, but something's missing - there's a void. Believe it or not, when I spend time with Jesus, He supernaturally extends the hours in my day. And He invites all who are weary and burdened to come to Him, and He will give us rest.
I know I'll return to my daily Bible reading soon and be blessed! I'm also looking forward to being blessed at the ICHE convention in June. I'll be able to glean help with academics, but more importantly, I'll be refreshed by those speakers who will share the LIVING Word with us.
Join us in prayer:
Some of our attendees each year are single parents. These parents need an extra measure of strength as they raise their children and we pray that they would receive an extra measure of encouragement at the convention. Let us pray for them not only as they attend, but also in their efforts to care for their families this very day. If you would like this devotional to come directly to your e-mail, please send your e-address to the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.