For the past week I have been without my computer as without warning the electrical cord for my laptop refuse to work. As a few people stated I seemed like a person without their right hand since my laptop is my constant companion. I honestly felt as though I had lost a part of me and many times throughout the week my thoughts were consumed with the internet, writing, blogging and all the fun things that come with having a working computer.
I almost went into withdrawal :) but by Wednesday or so I had resigned to the fact that I would have to wait a bit to buy a new electrical cord as more important things were beckoning my finances.
So I started to enjoy the evenings more with my family as I didn't have the distraction of my laptop. I got a few more hours of sleep as there was nothing to keep me awake or even if I had fallen asleep earlier there was nothing drawing me like a magnet anytime I awoke during the night.
The whole thing however got me to thinking about; what if I didn't have my bible for a whole week. Now I have more than one bible, but what if I either didn't have my bible or what if I didn't have access to my bible for a whole week, how would I make it? How would I fare?
In thinking about that I saw the value of hiding God's word in my heart.
If I didn't have my bible to read Psalm 27 would I remember in time of trouble that 'the Lord is my light and my salvation - whom shall I fear?'
If I didnt have my bible to read Romans 8, would I remember when I felt guilty about failing God another time that "There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus?"
If I didn't have my bible to read Philipians 4, when my heart became overwhelmed would I remember that He said "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God?"
It can never be emphasize enough how much we need to hide God's Word in our heart. Everything and everyone else is secondary to Him. Without Him I don't want to imagine where I would be today.
God's word is our fuel, it's our compass, it's our very sustenance. He even said that we should not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from His mouth. So for me His Word is life.
I am happy to know that even after a few days I can adjust without my laptop, but I don't ever want to live without the Word of God.
The law from Your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold. Psalm 119:72