Although I’ve read and studied the Bible for many decades, I still find buried gems of encouragement and guidance in God’s Word. Too often, though, I close my Bible feeling my devotion time was ho-hum because the words seemed repetitive and nothing new caught my attention.
Recently, while reading Liturgy of the Ordinary by Tish Harrison Warren, a passage caught my attention. She said, “The kind of spiritual life and disciplines needed to sustain the Christian life are quiet, repetitive, and ordinary. I often want to skip the boring daily stuff to get to the thrill of an edgy faith.”
I must confess, I want to skip the daily boring stuff of Bible reading and get to the thrill of uncovering new insights. But, I don’t need to discover a dazzling gem in the Word of God each day. It’s good to read again Psalm 23, the Beatitudes or the Love chapter (I Corinthians 13). Some days, it’s good to just look through our Bibles and read again the underlined passages.
God’s Word – whether a new insight, or a familiar passage – never loses its value.
Martha Hawn VanCise©2017 www.signpostsonhightrails.com
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