READ THE INSTRUCTIONS

by Tammy Phillips
July 14, 2021 

Instead, his delight is in the LORD’s instruction, and he meditates on it day and night.  (Psalm 1:2 CSB)

 Read the instructions.  Follow the directions.  These are requests of the most, simplest form.  As I have said before, God will use anything and everything to speak to us.   He used a child’s game earlier to talk to me about following directions.  Last night, He used the game of baseball to remind me that His way is perfect.  He also used the Wheel of Fortune’s bonus round puzzle  to remind me to “read the instructions,” and reiterated, follow the directions.  I could only laugh when the answer to the puzzle appeared.   I hear you God.

Have you ever tried to put anything together without reading the instructions? A basketball goal? A Lego structure?  A shelving unit from Ikea?  Have you ever tried to make a recipe without reading the directions? How about making homemade ice cream?  Ever taken medicine without reading the doctors orders? Why in the world would we try to do life without reading and following the instructions that our Creator left us?   Simply, this is what our Life Manual, the Bible, tells us…

“Give attention to reading.” (1 Timothy 4:13 NKJV)

“Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth. … 13 Take firm hold of instruction, do not let go; Keep her, for she [is] your life!” (Proverbs 4:5, 13 NKJV)

I enCOURAGE you to read His word, delight in His instruction and follow His direction.

All Scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17 NKJV)

 

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