I am in a Bible study that meets every week, with my sister, my two grown daughters, and some friends from church. We don’t do a prepared Bible study together; we basically ask the Lord to teach us what He wants us to learn. He always leads us in the way that we need to go. We have all been Christians for some time, so the direction the Lord took our study this week surprised us.
It was the study of daily time spent in the Word of God and seeking the face of the Lord, how that practice, expression of love, and discipline acts as guardrails in our lives to keep us in the way of the Lord. Of course, we all know how important this is. The first time of the day devoted to the Lord is our daily service of worship expressed by obedience to the command to love the Lord with all our heart, soul, and might, and to meditate on His word day and night. But it is so easy to let the busy-ness of our lives to take over and erode into that time. This week the Lord said to us, Guard that time as your most precious treasure. This week, the Lord said to us, I love you, and I miss you. Come meet with Me again.