Saturday, October 6, 2007
The Best Kind of Food
My husband is composing music tonight. Later he will come in and watch some tv to relax.
My youngest son is watching tv already, and my oldest son is on the computer.
I'm reading blogs and then I'm going to browse through some children's books.
I'm thinking...I should be reading God's Word. For some reason it always gets put off.
Why do I put off the most important thing I could be doing?
And what about my children? Every day they are bombarded by the world's voice...and the world's opinions through tv, computer, I.pods, and etc. Do they hear God's voice?
What to do?
So I took a small step. I put an open Bible on the kitchen table.
A few things happened. Just small things. When I'm home for lunch, I find myself reading a few verses. Then, at dinner, after a prayer of thanks for the food, I read a few verses to the family.
I tell the family it's their spiritual food.
We haven't had any earth shattering conversations or conversions, and often the verses get derailed by interruptions. "Hey! He just took the biggest piece of cheese bread!" But I'm hoping seeds are being planted.
Sometimes I read just one proverb. Or three verses in Matthew.
And on some nights, it just doesn't work. Like tonight, my husband was unusually talkative about his day. I thought it best to let him talk. The Bible doesn't have to be forced. It will still be here tomorrow.
Now the Word of God is powerful...sharper than a two-edged sword. So I won't doubt.
I'll try not to be discouraged when the interruptions hit. The Word of God will do its work. It will seep into their lives.
...just as the media has.
But now, they have a sword to fight with. And a way to measure the opinions of the world. A contrast.
I pray they will begin to read God's Word on their own.
Psalm 119: 165 "Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble."