November 1, 2011
Old Enough to Learn
Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth (Psalm 86:11 NIV).
Friend to Friend
The little girl bounced up and down, trying to see over the bank counter as her daddy made a deposit. She was about three feet tall and not quite big enough to get a clear view.
“How old are you?” the teller asked.
The little girl stood up straight and tall and said, “I’m four years old, and next year I’m going to be five, and then I’ll be old enough to learn!”
Of course we know she’d been learning her entire life. Being five just meant she could go to school.
Then God reminded me that sometimes His children put off learning about Him until…well, later. When the kids go off the school. When a big project is completed. When retirement rolls around. But the time for learning about God is now. All day God speaks to us through creation, other people, and our circumstances, but the primary way we learn about Him is through the pages of the Bible. He has written us an incredible love letter filled with precious promises, comforting commands, and godly guidelines just waiting to be discovered. The Hebrew word for “Bible” actually means, “The calling out of God.” He is calling out to us from the pages of our Bibles. And we’re never too young or too old to learn.
Because you’re reading this Girlfriends in God devotion, I’m thinking you have decided that now is the time to learn. We’re right there with you, locking arms with you in this journey to become a woman who listens to God day by day to discover the abundant life Jesus came to give.
Dear Lord, thank You for teaching me. Help me to become a diligent student of Your Word who uncovers treasures on every page of Scripture. Open my eyes to discover Your truths and my heart to apply them.
In Jesus’ name,
Now It’s Your Turn
Read Psalm 119 and mark or highlight everything David had to say about how much he loved God’s Word! This is a long passage. David really, really loved God’s Word. You might need to break it down into several days.
More from the Girlfriends
Do you find yourself longing to hear God’s voice – not as a once-in-a-lifetime experience but on a daily basis? If so, Sharon’s new 15-Minute Devotional book, Listening to God Day-by-Day,will help you do just that. It is an expanded version of the smaller book, Extraordinary Moments with God. In it you will find 100 devotions to help you become a woman who detects God’s still small voice in all of life. This is a warm, fun, tender look at recognizing some of the wonderful and unexpected ways God reaches out to us in the middle of our everyday life.
Originally published Tuesday, 01 November 2011.