I haven’t always been good about taking some quiet, daily devotional time for myself. And on the rare occasion where I’d be inspired and gung-ho to dive into my Bible and “read every last bit of it” I would always stop short… way short. Somehow I’d get lost in all the words. Get confused. Lose my own attention span. Be thinking of 1,000 other things I needed to do, or a few other things that were more fun to read.
Since I’ve lowered my standards a bit (I don’t have to read the whole Bible to get something out of it!) and simplified my devotion time (I’m currently using the easy-to-read-and-understand-and-short devotions from Our Daily Bread) and since I’ve purposed to make time for devotions first thing in the morning, I’ve had greater success. I’ve been rewarded. Here is this morning’s reward; clear as a bell… right there in black and white.
God gave us eternal life,
and this life is in his Son.
Whoever possesses the Son
whoever does not possess the Son of God
does not possess life.
1 John 5:11, 12
Ahhh, the exciting, refreshing, simple, eternal truth! What a great way to start the day!
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