“And these are the ones sown on
rocky ground: the ones who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it
with joy. And they have no root in themselves, but endure for a while; then,
when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately they
fall away.” Mark
A mom was startled when she
heard her little girl fall out of bed in the middle of the night. She ran into her daughter’s room and asked
her, “Honey, what happened? What made
you fall out of bed?” The little girl
replied, “Well, I think I fell asleep too close to the place where I got in.”
Many Christians do
that. They become saved, but continue to
live too close to the place where they entered their life with Christ. They struggle
with the same sins over and over, they remain confused about life, and they never
have their questions answered. Why? Because they have not rooted themselves in
The steps to being rooted in
God’s Word are not hard, but they do require commitment! First, read your Bible every day. The important thing is not how much you read,
but that you allow it into your heart and mind.
Second, hear the Word of
God. You can hear it in church on Sunday
morning. You can hear it on the radio,
on the internet, on the television, or on your phone. There is no shortage of ways to hear God’s
Word taught and preached.
Then, meditate on God’s
Word. Think about it. The word in the Bible for “meditate”
literally means to chew on it! Get all
you can from it. Let it become part of
you, so that you start thinking and acting through the filter of God’s
If you do these
things, you will find yourself growing in faith and maturity!
Have a great day, and keep moving forward!
Posted on 12/02/2014
by Dr. Stephen Rummage filed under