Daily Delight

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Do we crave time with Christ?
Do we then crave more? 

As disciples of Jesus Christ, we are called to put on the full armor of God (Ephesians 6). Paul addresses in his letter to the Ephesians the different armor we are to wear as believers. Yet, only one of these things is used as an offensive tool, the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God (Ephesians 6:17). Scripture is the only tool available to propel us further. 

Scripture, the Bible, yes, this book is the book that is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that all God’s people may be thoroughly equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17). This is the single most powerful tangible thing we have; yet, it is the book many of us use as a bedside coaster or something to decorate the mantle with. 

Why is it easy to put scripture on the back burner? 

The reading of scripture requires something of us: time and attention.

It is easy to open up our phones first thing in the morning and read the daily verse or skim the short little paragraph devotional.

It is easy to send up rifle shot prayers to God throughout the day of thanksgiving and little requests for blessings.

It is easy to turn on the Christian tunes, read the blogs, and wear the t-shirts. 

But He desires us to be in a relationship with Him to where we are continually coming to Him throughout the day saying, “more please.” Not more of His blessings, but more of His truth, more of Him. 

The more time we spend reading scripture the more we crave. We begin to recognize the direction it gives to our daily walk and without it we become wandering sheep.
We must know our shepherd. 

My prayer is that I am in a constant state of desiring Christ. I do not want to become complacent. I want to be constantly kneeling at the throne asking, “More, please.” 


About the Author

Emily Watson≫ ≫Emily is a student at Oklahoma State University eagerly seeking the Creator and Savior of her soul. She is an avid lover of mornings, the golden hour, fresh flowers, coffee with cream, books, and quality time. You will often find her with a camera around her neck and a willingness to engage with others. The Lord continues to show her more and more of His glory and grace through the man made lens, which then spurs on her writing. You can see more of Emily’s photography and devotional writings at ewatsphotography.com.


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