Welcome to something new I am doing on the site. This will be a learning process for me as I go along and I hope you can join me. I will pick a devotional on www.bible.com (feel free to go there and pick the same reading plan) and be posting the verse(s), devotional, and my own personal commentary. Feel free to leave your own commentary in the comments as I would love to read your guys thoughts. Also, I will have music that may or may not apply to the devotional. It is always good to have a song of praise for the Lord!
This devotional is titled “Beating Burnout: Finding Hope And Health”. It is 3 days long. I use the ESV bible but feel free to use the version of your choosing.
Joshua 1:8 “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”
Studying scripture is fundamental to our spiritual health. The Bible is God’s Word and His instructions to us. The Holy Spirit illuminates scripture for us. In scripture, we are taught about God’s character and reminded of God’s faithfulness in the past. We are instructed on how to live holy lives of love, and we are convicted of our shortcomings.
I have personally struggled with consistent Bible study. My life seems to get too busy, and I honestly sometimes just blow it off because I’m running around “doing things for God.” And during the seasons when I am lazy and neglect time in God’s Word, I realize how simple it is to justify sin in my life. I lose focus on truth.
During the times when we faithfully meditate on God’s Word, it’s amazing how scripture overflows from our minds and is applied constantly throughout our day.
We’re always meditating on something, whether it is scripture, a blog, or a conversation we’re mulling over. The key is to shift our focus to scripture and truth as we go about our day. Try keeping God’s Word on your mind for a day and watch how your perspective changes.
I am completely on board and know exactly what this devotional is talking about. Half of the reason I am doing these devotionals are to make myself get consistently into God’s word. Whenever I stop getting into His word and praying, I lose focus on Him and live for myself. Sin just comes more and more naturally at that point. Its twisted fingers get all up inside of you. You can’t feel the chains it has on your soul until you are free from them. As a single male adult, I find myself reflecting a bit too much on females which keeps my focus off of God. I pray that I can keep my eyes on Him.
What do you think? Leave your own commentary in the comments.
Go back to Day 1 >>> HERE
Move on to Day 3 >>> HERE
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