While others are doubting … Believe.
While others are playing … Plan.
While others are sleeping … Study.
While others are delaying … Decide.
While others are daydreaming … Prepare.
While others are procrastinating … Begin.
While others are wishing … Work.
While others are talking … Listen.
While others are pouting … Smile.
While are others are criticizing … Commend.
While others are quitting … Persist.
The Bible says, “No one has seen God at any time” (John 1:18). But as we grow
closer to God by reading the Bible every day, we can learn to recognize what
God looks like.
Take, for example, the story of a successful rancher in the 1800s named Ben,
who realized he was very lonely. So he put an ad in the newspaper that said,
“Wanted: A good woman willing to be a pen pal. Marriage is a possibility.”
He soon started receiving letters from a girl named Molly. Through their letter
writings, they fell in love. So Molly decided to take a train to meet him for
the very first time. The train pulled in and hundreds of young ladies came out.
Finally, Molly stepped out and Ben went right up to her and said, “Molly, it’s
Molly looked at him in disbelief. “How did you know it was me?” she asked.
“You’ve never even seen my picture.”
“I knew from the letters,” he said. “I’ve read them so many times that I had a
picture in my head of what you looked like. When you stepped off the train, I
knew it was you!”
Jesus tells us, “(I) am known by my own” (John 10:13). If you love the Word of
God and take the time to familiarize yourself with it, God will open the eyes
of your heart to Who He really is!
Prayer for the day:
Ask God to open your eyes to Who He is as you read His Word, so that you may
know Him personally and intimately.