There are all kinds of self-help books on the market today. Books like, Stephen Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” or Eckart Tolle’s book, “The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment.
But for the Christian, what is our “go-to guide?”
As Christians we have a goal that reaches beyond this life and extends into the realms of heaven itself. And one way to measure our spiritual progress is determined by what we choose to use as our spiritual “go-to guide.” And that “guide” should be our Bibles.
The Bible should be regarded by us as something extremely valuable, and something that we esteem highly.
Whenever a decision needs to be made, we should “go-to” the Bible. When troubles arise we should “go-to” the Bible. When comfort is needed we should “go-to” the Bible. When questions arise we should “go-to” the Bible.
Every deed we do, every decision we make, should all be done according to our “go-to guide” our Bibles. Because when it comes to our spiritual health the Word of God is our “go-to guide.”
Psalm 119:105 (ESV) – “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
The Word of God alone shows us where we presently stand in our relationship to God and it also reveals whether we are walking toward God or away from Him. If we find ourselves standing or walking in darkness, are we willing to do whatever it takes to correct it and realign ourselves in the light of His word?
I pray that all of us will make every effort, every day to evaluate our spiritual progress using God’s “go-to guide” for our spiritual health. Because, living Christian lives involves the whole person, – body, soul and spirit!
Grace and peace,