Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Deep Soak

I told some friends a few weeks ago that I often feel the need to "hurry up and learn." I want to hurry up and know things, hurry up and have wisdom, hurry up and understand. But spiritual maturity doesn't happen like this. True growth occurs from a deep soak. It takes time. It happens slowly, methodically. We learn a little, we apply a little, we mess up a little, we repent, and then find we've learned a little more in the process. Spiritual maturity is a slow, deep soak in the waters of God's Word. Sometimes we will be encouraged by a quick, refreshing dip. But we cannot rush the long-lasting effects of the deep soak.

        Lord make us diligent to read Your Word every day.                                                                                 

 Help us to reflect on what we've read and learn to apply it to our lives.  

Remind us to meditate on Your Word throughout the day as we go about our regular routines.

Show us ways to carry Scripture with us...

so we have it no matter where we go.

Help us to use technology wisely, in ways that will draw us closer to You and allow the Truth of Your Word to saturate our mind even in our "down time".   

"For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things." (Psalm 107:9)

May we be so saturated in God's Word that our lives literally drip with the Gospel! 

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