I am absolutely stealing this from another blog--one of my favorite blogs of all, in fact--but I really wanted to pass it on. It is such a good reminder of why I need to be in the word every single day--even when life is crazy and hectic in the midst of Holidays and preparing for a new baby and general grumpiness:) (this is when I especially need to be in the word, I suppose).
“Man does not live by bread alone,” God declares in Deuteronomy 8:3, “but by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.”
Just as we can’t survive without physical food, neither can we thrive without spiritual food. We cannot live without God’s Word. As our bodies require daily physical nourishment, so our souls need daily spiritual nourishment.Our morning bowl of cereal won’t sustain us for three weeks. Neither can our souls subsist on one dose of God’s Word.
As D.L Moody explains:
“A man can no more take in a supply of grace for the future than he can eat enough for the next six months, or take sufficient air into his lungs at one time to sustain life for a week. We must draw upon God’s boundless store of grace from day to day as we need it.”
We can’t truly live unless we sit and listen. So let’s daily “take in a supply of grace” through God’s Word and prayer.
thank you, Girl Talk!!