I stepped into the grocery store. I needed to check that I had all the ingredients for a recipe on Pinterest, but without my phone I couldn't do that.
I always keep a running balance on the calculator on my phone, but without my phone I couldn't do that.
I thought of sending a picture of an item I found that I knew my daughter would be interested in, but without my phone I couldn't do that.
My store loyalty card is on my phone, but without my phone I couldn't use it.
I was going to check the time, but without my phone I couldn't do that either.
On and on it went until I was reunited with my Android several hours later. Wow! I use my phone a lot!
Sunday at church I heard my husband say, "You know Scripture; you memorize Scripture, but do you use Scripture?" Good question. It has made me really stop and consider whether I handle Scripture as often as I do my phone? We can think ourselves doing pretty well because we've had our devotions today and maybe even memorized a verse. We set our Bible on its shelf, and go our merry way, forgetting to take it with us so that we might use it all day long!
What would using the Bible look like? If we would USE Scripture each day, we would:
- Think (meditate on) Scripture:
- when we're afraid
- when we get "bad news"
- when we hear gossip
- when we have doubts about our abilities
- when we're tempted
- when we don't know what to do next
- when we can't go to sleep
- Say Scripture
- when we discipline our children
- when we give advice
- when we pray
- when tempted to sin
- when we seek to encourage
- when we witness
- when we defend our faith
- when we speak
How are you doing at using the Scripture you know?