Many Christian’s lives are like the proverbial DVD clock. They have a power source from which to draw, but like the unset, blinking clock that flashes on 12:00, their Christian walk is stuck in neutral. There is no progress — no purpose.
The key to progress and purpose is found in reading the instructions. The only way to know the proper course of action is to discover what the Expert Designer says about each step in the process.
God has given us an unabridged instruction manual: the Bible. The only way to navigate life in a pleasing way to God is to “live by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”(Matthew 4:4)
Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the Word of God is alive and powerful, it is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between the joint and marrow. It exposes the innermost thoughts and desires.”
It is the Word that keeps us real. It is the Word that calls us out when we are pretending to be what we are not. It is the Word that bumps us out of the “flashy, holy neutral” we find ourselves in.
We were never meant to be useless. We were never meant to be nothing. We find our identity in what God says about us. We find out what God says about us in His Holy Book.
You were not created for a life of flashing insignificance. You were called to a purpose, to a wonderful plan that involves knowing God and making Him known. Let’s move past the flash to the function.