Your Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.
The secret to success for every Legacy Builder, and for every single believer, is to love the Word of God. And by this, I don’t simply mean that we have a warm fuzzy feeling on the inside about the things Jesus said. I am referring to an honest-to-goodness, authentic relationship with the Word...where we actually read the Bible every day and meditate on it day and night!
For a person to call himself a Christian, but to never spend time in the Word is like someone packed up to go on a long journey without any kind of a map. He’d set off, excited for the trip, but very soon after departure, he’d have no idea where he was or even how to get from point A to point B. And if opposition came against him, he’d not know how to navigate through the difficulties well. In the end, he would never get to his desired destination!
As Legacy Builders, we must make a choice to love and to obey God’s Word. It is the Truth that will guide us through ANY circumstance: in marriage, in parenting, in business, in relationships, in our emotions, in our finances, in everything. It is only through God’s Word that we can come to know God and His Son Jesus. And really, it’s the only way we will come to know our true selves. The Word works as a mirror in our lives, reflecting our gifts and talents as well as teaching us the motives of everything we do. It is only through the Word that we grow into the kind of mature Christians that will be able to impact the world around us.
I encourage you to dive deeply into God’s Word today. Don’t simply read a few verses out of obligation...ask God to help you to love His Word. He will put a fire into your heart that will give you the power and the desire to read and to meditate on His Word daily. You’ll never be the same again!