Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Is reading God’s word a way to serve him? Absolutely. Setting time aside for God each day is an important part of our relationship with him. When you love someone you go out of your way to show them that adoration. You make it a priority to spend time just with them, or at least you should. When you are in a relationship it is important to show the other person that you are in fact devoted to them. We should love God more than anyone else. He should be the one person each day that we have to spend time with. Reading God’s word is the perfect way to walk and talk with Him. And the more you read His word, the more you’ll know. The more you know, the more you’ll grow. His word will become so deeply embedded in your heart that when it’s time to make a decision, or when something tries to tempt you, you will have the strength to do the right thing. His word will guide us through life’s ups and downs while constantly steering us closer to Him. I like rules and procedures. Knowing that there is a certain way to do something makes me feel calm. I love having things lined out clearly for me, and I certainly don’t like confusion or not having a plan. I am absolutely the opposite of spontaneous. That is just one reason I am so thankful to have God’s word as life’s road map. I would absolutely be lost without it. There are so many decisions to make each day, and by having a solid foundation in Christ we are more apt to make the correct choice. Romans 10:17 states, “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” If we do not faithfully immerse ourselves in God’s word then we will never fully experience the magnitude of his grace, mercy, hope, strength, guidance, and love. By hanging out with God each morning we are serving him through love and obedience, and I know without a doubt that He will honor that. He will be our light on a sometimes dark path.
Dear God, thank you for writing a road map for my life. I truly don’t know what I would do without it. Help me to stay focused on waking up and spending time with You. When I would rather sleep, when I think I am too tired, motivate me to get up and get going. With Your word in my heart I know I can conquer the day with grace, hope, and love. Amen.