MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 2011 "The words that I speak to you are...life." Jn 6:63 NKJV Don't just read this devotional, interact with it. To get the most out of each day: (1) Find an insight and reflect on it, a nugget of truth you ponder throughout the day. Paul told Timothy, "Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this" (2Ti 2:7 NIV). The more you reflect, the more God will reveal. (2) Find a verse and memorize it. This verse should encapsulate a truth you've just read. If you want to improve the quality of your life, memorizing Scripture is one of the most important habits you can begin. Write the verse down and read it every chance you get. Like a seed planted, it will produce life in you. Jesus said, "The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life." (3) Find a question and personalize it. This question should help you to think about what you've read and how it applies to you personally. The question is not just, "What is God saying?" but, "What is He saying to me?" By writing down your thoughts you can find the answer to that question. (4) Find a principle and act on it. Information only turns to transformation when you do something about what you've read. James writes: "But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it-he will be blessed in what he does" (Jas 1:25 NIV). Your life is worth taking time to think about! So when you read this devotional, do these four things.
Published on Monday, January 17, 2011 @ 6:09 AM CDT