Life moves fast right? Life is often GO, GO, GO, so everything in our life revolves around GO, GO, GO.
I've found this to be true even in my personal devotion life at times. Let's face it, if we've grown up in a "church" environment or currently spend time in a church we've all heard how vital it is to be in the Word everyday, and how crucial it is to spend personal time in scripture. Totally true, but when life is on the GO, and there are places to be, people to see, our devotion life can easily conform to the GO, GO, GO mentality of life...
I don't know about you, but that doesn't do me much good.?
So, lately I've been approaching scriptures differently, as I explained in this earlier post about my reading through Isaiah. While it has felt fulfilling to come away from God's Word with fresh insight, God's Word really is become a source of rest for me. Sure life moves on, but lately I have been running to the Word for rest a midst the business. Rather than reading scripture because that's what a good "Christian" does, I am seeing a restful need for God's Holy Words. It is becoming a source of hiding in the midst of all that is going on, and it is so refreshing.
I came across this verse the other morning in Jeremiah 6:16 which says, "Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls." "Ancient Paths" can best be defined as "past truth revealed." To the people in Jerusalem, Jeremiah was saying, "look at all God has done through past generations..etc." For us today, the past truth revealed is God's Holy Word. When we look to His Word, and walk in faith-driven obedience we find our rest! God has given us His Word not so we can read it out of duty, but that we might find delight in it, and run to it to find rest in Him!
How is your time in God's Word? Do you find yourself skimming through it each day out of duty, or do you run to it as a resting place?