I’ve been playing with something for a while now. As I’ve re-found my niche for quite, devotional time with God, I’ve been trying to write a bit on a verse or two I read. Some time ago, I grabbed a small MiquelRius notebook, similar to these. It’s served well to be portable and useful for recording thoughts. The small pages reduce pressure: I don’t have to fill an 8.5X11 page full. And, because of that, my thoughts are usually very concentrated.
Today, I was reminded of how helpful my little notebook can be (I keep it, usually, in my briefcase). This morning, my readings took me through a stanza of Psalm 119, Colossians 4- 1 Thessalonians 2, and Proverbs 28. This morning, this verse struck me:
119:168 I keep your precepts and testimonies,
for all my ways are before you. (ESV Translation)
No matter what I’m doing, where I am, I need the reminder that my heart, my thoughts, my actions are always plain before God. I may fool those around me as I toy with sin. But the seriousness of sin is that it is an offense to God, and it is always visible to Him.
Further, to what extent is my heart like the Psalmist? Do I live like the verse offers? Not enough.
On a site usually about what I consume daily, I also need to feature my daily spiritual consumption as well. I find it encouraging to write, so that I can recall what I was doing, how God has encouraged me, worked in me. It’s a testimony to God’s faithfulness in my life. And a testimony to my need of His grace.
So, if you don’t have a regular routine, or need a change, try writing in response to the word. If it’s nothing more than a prayer back to God based on His word, that’s a great way to do it.
Solo Deo Gloria,