A.W. Tozer said, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” I believe he’s right. What we believe about God will be reflected in how we live.
That is why one of the things our elders at MCC want to see in the church body as a whole, is a growing understanding of the Bible. What we think about God CAN be wrong if we ONLY rely on wonderful worship experiences. Our worship of God will help us grow in our knowledge of God and thinking rightly about Him IF it is connected to a better understanding of the Bible.
Psalm 1:1,2 speaks to this. It says that we will not live like ungodly people if our delight “is in the law of the LORD…” and if we meditate on it day and night.
It is difficult to meditate on something we do not know. Could you explain what you have learned from God’s word over the past year? I hope so. If not, there is no time like the present to start. If you’re not in a study with others – get in one and resist the urge to skip. Start reading your Bible. If you’re not sure where to start – start at the beginning. Keep notes in a journal or write on the margins of your Bible the things you learn about God.
Then – when you are going throughout the activities of your day or while you lay down to go to sleep – meditate on the things you are learning about God. Share those thoughts with others – it will be a blessing to them and reinforce those thoughts in your own mind.
Let’s be known as “a people of the Book” – meaning we know it and we live by it by putting the love and holiness of God into action in our daily lives individually and corporately.