How would your car run if you never gave it a tune-up or change the oil? The longer you neglect a car, the rougher it will run. Would you trust driving this car across the United States? More than likely, your car would break down along the way. To get the best engine performance from your vehicle, you must take the time to take care of it. Our spiritual lives are no different. If we do not read our Bibles daily, we cannot expect to have the spiritual “fuel” we need when we encounter trials. It’s ashame that people turn to their Bibles only in time of need. It’s like expecting a car to run properly when you haven’t taken care of it for a long time. It is much easier to endure hardships when you have been in the Word all along. God gives you exactly what you need, when you need it!
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Diary of a Bible
JANUARY: A busy time for me. Most of the family decided to read me through this year. They kept me busy for the first two weeks, but they have forgotten me now.
FEBRUARY: Clean-up time. I was dusted yesterday and put in my place. My owner did use me for a few minutes last week. He had been in an argument and was looking up some references to prove he was right.
MARCH: Had a busy day first of the month. My owner was elected president of the PTA & used me to prepare a speech.
APRIL: Grandpa visited us this month. He kept me on his lap for an hour reading from 1 Peter 5:5-7. He seems to think more of me than do some people in my own household.
MAY: I have a few green stains on my pages. Some spring flowers were pressed in my pages.
JUNE: I look like a scrapbook. They have stuffed me full of newspaper clippings – one of the girls got married.
JULY: They put me in a suitcase today. I guess we are off on vacation. I wish I could stay home; I know I’ll be closed up in this thing for at least two weeks.
AUGUST: Still in the suitcase.
SEPTEMBER: Back home at last and in my old familiar place. I have a lot of company. Two women’s magazines and four comic books are stacked on top of me. I wish I could be read as much as they are.
OCTOBER: They read me a little bit today. One of them is very sick. Right now I am sitting in the center of the coffee table. I think the Pastor is coming by for a visit.
NOVEMBER: Back in my old place. Somebody asked today if I were a scrapbook.
DECEMBER: The family is busy getting ready for the holidays. I guess I’ll be covered up under wrapping paper & packages again… just as I am every Christmas.
What would be in the Diary of your Bible?