Taking the plunge reminds me of the days when my children were younger and they would spend hours upon hours in the pool. All morning they would beg, “Can we get in now?”. I rushed around the house trying to get one more load of laundry done before we headed out. Once by the pool, the time would fly by and suddenly it was 5:00 and I was herding them out so I could get dinner rolling.
Little children don’t have to be coerced to play in a pool; they want to!
That’s the attitude we need to have when it comes to spending time with Jesus. He said in Matthew 18:3: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”
Little children are excited about learning and trying new things! When one boy tries a flip, all the other boys will too!
We can be excited about learning and trying new things when it comes to plunging into God’s word. Sometimes, all it takes it changing up the pattern we are set in.
Maybe it’s reading a quick devotion before the day starts. You could try getting up 15 minutes earlier and begin working through a Bible Study.
You might be a gal who always studies God’s word alone. The Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies might just be a great way to help you dive in with others!
Have you ever tried studying God’s word with your children? Reading them a devotion each morning before they head to school has been a great way for me to invest in my girls each day.
Today, I’m giving away two tools for plunging into God’s word. For you, a copy of Tara Furman’s study, “Intimacy with God: Establishing a Vibrant Quiet Time and Prayer Time.” For you to give away to a teen girl you know, I’m giving away a signed copy of “Devotions for a Revolutionary Year: 365 Days of Jesus’ Radical Love for You”. To enter to possibly win, share your favorite tool for plunging into God’s word in the comments section below or at www.LynnCowell.com. If you’re on the go, just say, “I’m in!” I will announce the winner Wednesday on my Wednesday Wisdom Tip!