Monday after a nice day off
It’s Monday after a nice, relaxed Sunday. I didn’t want to wake up today, but duty calls. The initial hit of reality after having two consecutive days off is rough. Yet it’s not the end of the world. After the alarm goes off and I get my wits about me I prepare for work. Where I work, it’s always uncertain the amount of hours that will be put in for the day, so you prepare for the long haul. 12 hour days are not uncommon.
The first thing I do to prepare for the day is read my Bible. I am currently back in Genesis, where Jacob spent 14 years of labor to get the girl he loves. That is some devotion. Makes me wonder how long I would have waited if I had to do something similar to get my wife. I mean I proposed to my wife only after a year of dating. Then we scheduled our wedding for the next year, which seemed like an eternity to me.
Father’s of Faith
After reading about Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, it’s no wonder why they are the founding fathers of faith. Each of these guys went through some great trials that I really don’t know I would have been able to do. Yet, they kept their faith in God and voila, they overcame their trials and thrived. There are so many great examples of faith in the Bible. Though I am not where these guys and gals are in their faith, it encourages me to trust God more the more I read and live.
If you have not read your bible in a while, today is the day to grab it and start up again. Or maybe you have never opened it before. There is a wealth of knowledge in it that is just waiting for you to grab hold of. You don’t have to kill yourself trying to take it all in at once. It was written in a way that speaks to you where you are, for whatever season of life you are in. I’ve read through the Bible several times in my life and from experience, I learn something new each time. They are the same words, but the way I understand now compared to when I started at 16 years of age has evolved over the years.
What I needed to hear and understand at age 16 was met when I started reading it. Now that I’m 32, I have reread it and it speaks volumes of new truths that I didn’t understand before but appreciate now. Where ever you are in life, which ever season, there is wisdom for you in the Bible.
“For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.” -Proverbs 1:7
I pray you able to read your Bible today and be blessed with His peace and wisdom. Feel free to comment below or email me if you need help getting started.
Y’all have a blessed one!