From Pastor Tim Johnson:

Another full Sunday with a great baby dedication (Rylee Shear), two more good- byes (Abby Dezwarte and Juman Sous) and some great testimonials on the Colorado Missions Trip.

It’s easy to get busy around RVC, and we praise God for that. But we cannot allow our business to get in the way of deep reflection in God’s word.

Last Sunday Peter quoted from Joshua 1:8: This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

That is a great word, and Psalm 1 is also about reflecting on God’s word. If you read through Psalm 1, and compare it to Joshua 1:8, you’ll see a parallel idea, which is this: the more we dig into God’s word, the better our lives will be.

We all want a successful life, but too often we think we are too busy to drink in God’s word daily. Well that’s not what Scripture says. These two references indicate just the opposite.

If you are too busy for God’s word, you might find yourself dog-paddling through life instead of living a peaceful, content, and yes, successful life that “yields its fruit in its season” (Psalm 1:3).

So, when Paul exhorted Timothy to immerse himself in God’s teachings (1 Timothy 4:15) and to devote himself to the public reading of Scripture, (1 Timothy 4:13) he was trying to help Timothy lead a successful ministry and life.

Are you convinced that devoting your life to God’s word, and immersing yourself in His teaching is for your good? Then start today. Cut TV in half and give God’s word a chance. You’ll like what you find!

Let’s go for it!
Pastor Tim


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