A Word every day to get you on your way!
Here is the Daily Dose for Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:11
I am not sure any of us have enough closet space. No matter how much space you have you always seem to need more. So things begin to spill over into other areas of our homes until we figure out a system for storing everything. In my parent’s home, we had a rotational system. We kept the clothes for the current season in the closet and the clothes for the offseason were neatly folded and stored in large boxes in closets around our home. Each of those large boxes contained clothes, mothballs and everything else needed to protect clothes while they were not in use. But one of those boxes was special to me.
My special box wasn’t special because it contained my clothes, as a matter of fact, it didn’t. That box was special to me because in the back of that box, hidden away, was another smaller box wrapped in newspaper. Inside that box wasn’t clothing or accessories, it was full of my keepsakes. There was a ticket from my first concert. There was my first love letter from my first crush. There was also $17, which was big money at the time. IN short, this small box had hidden away the things that were most important to me to make sure that I would know where they were if I needed them. They were locked away, protected and yet still available to me when I needed them.
Friends, we all have a place where we keep the important things in life. Perhaps it is a safe in the basement, or a sock drawer or perhaps a safe deposit box, no matter the location, it is somewhere we trust to keep the important things in life. Where do you keep the word of God? I don’t mean your Bible, I mean the word of God. Where do you keep the lifegiving words that you may need when you are in trouble, struggling, thankful, or looking for wisdom? You won’t always be able to get to a bible or a smartphone so you will need to keep them closer. I suggest you hide them in your heart. That way they will always be close, always be available and you can have them on demand.