Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | January 6, 2020

Another Great Read

“Always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth.” II Timothy 3:7 (NIV)

Read any great books lately? Too many unreads on my bookshelf. All great options – incredible authors. But digesting truth can’t be rushed. Taking my reading slow this year. Chewing on those words. Saturating my mind with God’s truth and savoring the nuggets that too many times I let fade away.

You see, normally I’m a quick read. Flip through those pages, even highlighting what I want to remember. Taking notes. Answering all the questions. Checking it off my list. And then moving on to the next best read.

What’s missing? Taking in….soaking up is great, but learning is only one part of the equation. Applying what we know and allowing truth to propel us into action – now that’s amazing. We can read, underline and have indepth discussions. We can have great intentions, but if learning doesn’t move us, change us and transform us to be more like Jesus then it’s just another good read.

Want discernment? Looking for insight as the days of 2020 unfold? Searching for wisdom? Maybe it’s time we take what we know and what we’re learning to the next level. Perhaps we need to step out in faith and embrace the truths that God has already revealed. Wouldn’t it be incredible to look back on 2020 confident we didn’t waste a moment of truth – we chose to dig deep, read intentionally and sought God’s guidance. We boldly applied lessons learned. We read great and savored much. Taking those highlights and underlines to heart. Amazed by the difference slowing down makes.

“Father, You have given us all we need to grow, flourish and shine – empower us to courageously obey what You have taught us.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life


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