God’s Word is Enough

I’m an avid reader and I always have been. When I was a kid, I spent hours at the library each summer, reading anything I could get my hands on (nerd alert!). But as an adult, reading isn’t as much of a hobby as it is a developmental tool. I’m convinced great leaders read. Learning what to read and when is a science I’ve diligently tried to master.

For the last several years, I’ve read two books a month, often surpassing that mark if time allowed. But for the last eight weeks, I’ve felt God nudging me to put down books about Him and read books by Him. I’ve exclusively read the Scriptures for quite some time now. I’ve read no other books, magazines, etc during this time—a significant deviation for someone who’s always carrying a ministry or leadership book at all times.

I’ve always been a student of God’s Word. It’s been a long time since I’ve read the Bible exclusively. I’m digging it! I’m enjoying the richness of God’s instructions for me each day and I’ve been wowed by how they’re shaping my decisions. Every day is an adventure in figuring out what God wants me to do and then doing it. I’ve gained a welcomed clarity of thought since putting down other resources and focusing on the Scriptures, experiencing a sense of wonder with God that has refreshed my spirit and rejuvenated the mundane in my life.

I’m currently reading the New Living Translation. It’s my favorite translation. Try it. You’ll like it.

I’m on vacation this week. I brought along a book or two in case time allows for reading. I’m just not sure I’m ready to conclude my fast from books!