Keep His Word In Thy HeartCrystal Calhoun
KEEP HIS WORD IN THY HEART
“Thank you Lord for providing me with the strength, the courage, and the determination to keep us going on this journey and for protecting my family from disease, hunger, and all the beasts of the land, Amen. Now I’ll be reading in First John 3:15, you all just listen.”
This is somewhat how I picture a short portion of a conversation between a family on The Trail when they are about to have devotion together. A close relationship with the Lord was something valued, desired, and necessary to carry you through life. This is something I feel is very important, and we are losing it at an alarmingly fast rate in today’s society.
The word of God is a crucial piece of nourishment that we need in our lives on a daily basis. We are forgetting that and choosing to put other things, which we deem “more important,” at the forefront of our lives. It’s a common flaw that we always seem to revert back to as time goes on and we begin to trust more and more in our own might, and lean less and less on the wisdom and instruction of our Heavenly Father. When we forget God we’ve lost ourselves, and though we may not realize it at the time, we are slowly drifting into a dark and empty place. I cannot stress the importance of knowing the Lord and making a place for Him in your heart. Those people on the Trail had business to take care of during the day, such as gathering wood, cooking, finding food, helping those in need, and making repairs on wagons and other things. However, even with work and family on their minds, God still had a place.
Maybe it’s in our human nature to cry out when things are bad, and after we’ve received salvation from our trouble turn our backs and forget how we got there. Many a nation has risen and fallen because they became Godless, including the children of Israel.
So remember as you go about your day walking, reading, doing chores, or simply just sitting down enjoying the day, to give God a few minutes of your day. If the X-factor can have an hour, you can at least give Him ten minutes.
Pray. Be Thankful. Love. Keep HIs Word in Your Heart!