Prioritizing God's Word

I have come to believe that the success or failure of every woman who hopes to build her children into a godly legacy depends to a great degree on whether or not she is spending time in the presence of the Lord and filling her mind with His Word. In this fallen world of Satan's domain, where we are constantly bombarded with worldly ideals and cultural ideas, we cannot hope to be guided into all truth unless we are daily instructed by the Giver of truth. To my mind, it is pretty certain that whether or not a woman invests time with the Lord will ultimately determine what she has to give to her children, husband, and others.

Through the Word of God, we are able to become skillful builders of our children's souls. May we come often to be enriched by the priceless treasures and jewels in God's Word so that our hearts will overflow with life to fill the treasure chests of our children. May our walk be step-by-step with Him, with His wisdom, and with His assurance. Because of our faithfulness to His Word, may our children be rich with His love, wisdom, and guidance for the rest of their lives.

God of Truth, Logic, Wisdom, and direction,

Make me sensitive and responsive to Your Word and to Your voice. Help me to establish my life on the foundation of Your Word so that when the storms of life come my way, I may stand fast and secure. Help me to develop deep convictions in my children's souls that are based on the principles of the Bible, so that my children will have a wealth of truth to help them in making decisions.

Give me fresh insight and new understanding of how to apply Your Word to the everyday issues of my life. Help me to establish a lifelong habit of spending time with You. Thank You for making Yourself always available to me.

I so appreciate having Your presence in my life. Amen.

"How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night" (Psalm 1:1-2, emphasis added).

According to these verses, what distinguishes those who are influenced by culture and the standards of the world and those who are led by God? Are there any changes you need to make in your life to ensure that you have time to study God's Word?