What if we asked you to run a lap around the track without breathing in?
Or what if we asked you to fast for three days before a big race?
The chances of success (or survival, for that matter) would be slim.
If this physical reality is true, how much more, then, would the spiritual be?
Today, many believers expect to have spiritual endurance to run the race God has marked out for them (Hebrews 12:1-2) without taking in any of God’s word on a consistent basis.
If you don’t breathe in you can’t breathe out. If you don’t consume you can’t produce.
This is why our main objective as believers in the marketplace has been to devour God’s word. We know we have work to do (and so do you!), but we cannot accomplish it apart from feeding ourselves the truths of Scripture.
“His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence” (2 Peter 1:3)
To take it a step further, have you ever wondered how pilots fly so accurately in the rain or through the night? This baffled us until we learned that they don’t use their line of sight to fly the plane – they simply trust the instrument panel in front of them. The panel tells them left from right and up from down. On a dark, cloudy night, the pilots are functionally blind without the panel. Yet when they rely on the instrument panel and trust its direction flight becomes possible, even on the darkest of nights.
Much of our lives can feel dark and unsure, especially in business, but we have a panel right in front of us that will direct us in the way we should go.
Psalm 119:105 says God’s word is “a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path.” We can’t imagine building and growing multiple businesses without the light of God’s word in hand.
Lessons like going the second mile, giving more than we take in pay, being faithful in the little things, and letting cash (not debt) direct our decisions.
Even more, God’s word has set the foundation for all that we do! Marriage, parenting, budgeting, taking care of our bodies, business partnerships, etc. Left to ourselves we’d be like a runner without breath or a pilot without a panel.
So pick up the Word today and make it a part of your daily routine. Check out our app if you need a schedule, and join thousands who have chosen this path too!