A compass defines true north. No matter how skilled or unskilled you are at determining your direction, your compass will show the way.
God’s truth in the Bible is your compass. Are you using your compass to make the right course adjustments?
This is one thing I love about the Bible. Since it is God’s breath, and God promises never to leave or forsake you, you know that God is going to patient and faithful when you drift off course, take detours, or get lost.
So you don’t have to be afraid of God’s Word telling you to change your ways, to give up control, to talk about Jesus more often, to be humble.
He’s not punishing you. He’s training you through his Word, which “is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16,17).
James Clear, author of the book Atomic Habits, writes a blog that gets 2 million visits per month, and consults with Fortune 500 companies, the NFL, the NBA and Major League Baseball.
In an interview on the show “CBS This Morning,” he explained why he chose the title Atomic Habits for his book about building good habits and breaking bad ones.
He talked about an airplane taking off from LA for New York, and if the nose of the plane is shifted just an unnoticeable few feet at takeoff, the plane will end up in Washington D.C. instead of New York. That slight adjustment makes a huge difference.
So, what if you made a 1% adjustment to your Bible reading, just a small improvement that makes a big difference? You’ll end up at a different place. A better place!
PRAYER: Dear God, teach me, rebuke me, correct me, and train me in righteousness. I don’t want to be just comfortable. I want to live with character, and fully believe that Jesus Christ is present in me. Make me more like him. Amen.
FURTHER MEDITATION: What does a 1% improvement in your Bible reading look like this week?