Biblepalooza – A Mental Refill

March 12, 2014

Building Faith

Be careful what you think,
because your thoughts run your life.

Don’t use your mouth to tell lies;
don’t ever say things that are not true.

Keep your eyes focused on what is right,
and look straight ahead to what is good.

Be careful what you do,
and always do what is right.

Don’t turn off the road of goodness;
keep away from evil paths. – Proverbs 4:23-27 NCV

I’ve told you about Biblepalooza before. I look forward to it, and I spend a lot of time mentally preparing for the event. As a reader, I practice and re-familiarize myself with the text that is planned. I can’t say enough good about sitting for several hours and letting my mind be washed in God’s word.

In the passage above, Solomon cautions us on how we think, act and do. Biblepalooza sessions are one way to practice that – It’s like a mental refill of things to think about!

The Things We Think About

Earl Nightingale’s The Strangest Secret in the World was thought to be rather groundbreaking when it was released in 1961. His basic message was “we are what we think about.” Whatever we put into our minds returns in abundance through our actions. Spending time with God’s word is exactly how to become what God wants us to be. If we are what we think about, then thinking about God is how we do justice to being created in his image.

Paul reminds us to fill our minds with whatever is good, true and honorable – so many suggestions for what to think about! (Philippians 4:8) What better way to obey such a command than to spend it reading the Bible?

Brothers and sisters will spend several hours in a room together. The only sounds will be the words of God. Look for a way to do something similar.

Even if it isn’t a formal event like Biblepalooza, find excuses to read your Bible.

Start small if you have to. But start.

About Butch Adams

Butch Adams is currently serving as a deacon at the White Rock church of Christ. He has also served as an elder at the Dale Ridge church of Christ near Roanoke, Virginia. In both of these duties, he concentrated his attention in the area of education - both in outreach to seekers through the Internet and inside the congregations for ongoing Bible scholarship. He also writes the blog at My Daily Pause and Facebook

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