All or None
I still clearly remember the God-woven moment of my youth in which I realized that it was for me all or none of God’s word for all my life. It was either none of it true—a collection of weird stories and earthly wisdom— or else it is a living and powerful, mysterious and beautiful call that is richer, truer… and Jesus is more for me than I could possibly imagine.
Some weeks later I heard my pastor say, “Fill your heart and head with the word of God, and the lure of the world will lose its hold on you.” Three decades later, those words are still written on the inside-front binder of my Bible—marking a primary way God has formed, guided, encouraged, confronted, and steadied me over the years. How have you seen God’s word at work in forming you?
O Lord, how your word forms, shapes, and guides us. We release our hearts and minds to this—to be centered and steadied by you here. AMEN.