Waking up, I turn to the table beside my bed to grab my iPad. I open my email app, then check on my website, and then check on FaceBook. Looks like a normal start to a Canadian morning, and I haven’t gotten out of bed yet. Honestly, allowing the pressures of the day (or the drama of the social internet) to set my mood is a horrible way for me to start my day. There is something that I must give attention to, it must be the first voice I hear, and it must hold my absolute respect, or I can lose absolutely everything. I absolutely need to engage the Bible first, and so do you.
With four young children there is always a mouth with a missing tooth in my house. It reminds me of when I was a kid, writing notes to the Tooth Fairy. For me, a quarter for a tooth just wasn’t enough, so I was leaving notes asking for bigger bills to buy large Star Wars toy sets, G.I.Joe toy sets, bikes… you name it. Honestly, what was the Tooth Fairy thinking leaving a quarter?! Yet, with every tooth I received the same yield, a single quarter under my pillow. It’s like the Tooth Fairy couldn’t read, or was too busy for my notes. My belief in the Tooth Fairy let me down because she has no power. Actually, faith or belief (whichever word you’d prefer to use) has no power, either. There is only one source of power that truly has the ability to help us, and it’s vitally important we know the truth, rather than a fairytale, so that we can get connected with it.
The Bible can make you, but it can also break you. It can be used to grow a healthy heart filled with love for God and others, and it can also be used to degenerate a heart by filling it with anger and feelings of hostility toward God and others. There is a lot riding on how a person chooses to use the Bible.