A thought, with all this technology calling out to me everyday it becomes obvious when my priorities get twisted. Recently, I was blessed with a ipad2 by my hubby, I was so excited. But then it started, pinterest, words with friends, hanging with friends, pandora, YouTube all were calling for my attention. And my Lord was getting very little attention. I started to feel a change inside of me that maybe I could shorten my bible devotion time for a little more research for school the Lord would understand. But as my day went by the Lord kept placing in my heart to put him front and center. At church tonight one of the pastors read a blog entry that really hit a nerve: Diary of a Bible found at http://www.bible-reading.com/diary.html and it reads:
Diary of a Bible
January: A busy time for me. Most of the family decided to read me through this year. They kept me busy for the first two weeks, but they have forgotten me now.
February: Clean-up time. I was dusted yesterday and put back in my place. My owner did use me for a few minutes last week. He had been in an argument and was looking up some references to prove he was right.
March: Had a busy day first of the month. My owner was elected president of the PTA and used me to prepare for a speech.
April: Grandpa visited us this month. He kept me on his lap for an hour reading 1 Cor. 13. He seems to think more of me than do some people in my own household.
May: I have a few green stains on my pages. Some spring flowers were pressed in my pages.
June: I look like a scrapbook. They have stuffed me full of newspaper clippings- one of the girls was married.
July: They put me in a suitcase today. I guess we are off on vacation. I wish I could stay home; I know I'll be closed up in this thing for at least two weeks.
August: Still in the suitcase.
September: Back home at last and in my old familiar place. I have a lot of company. Two women's magazine's and four comic books are stacked on top of me. I wish I could be read as much as they are.
October: They read me a little bit today. One of them is sick. Right now I am sitting in the center of the coffee table. I think that the Pastor is coming by for a visit.
November: Back in my old place. Somebody asked today if I were a scrapbook.
December: The family is busy getting ready for the holidays. I guess I'll be covered up under wrapping paper and packages again.... just as I am every Christmas.
"I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me." Psalm 119:93
And then the question was asked what does your Bible diary say about you?
After church I started working on my Bible study and a quote from Martin Luther struck another cord : " The Bible is alive, it speaks to me. It has feet, it runs after me. It has hands, it lays hold of me"
The word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of the soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart
I hope these words speak to you as they spoke so clearly to me. This world is passing and all that is in it I pray that I would hold on to the everlasting word of my Lord. Amen