Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15 (NIV)
That is exactly what I want to be. What’s that? I want to be a workman that correctly handles your word. That is a very good desire. Why do you want to be a workman that knows how to correctly handle my word? I know that the only way to live a life that is pleasing to you is to hear and obey your word. If I love you, I will obey your commandments. If I want to want to have a secure foundation for my life, I need to put your word into practice. These are all part of being a workman that correctly handles your word. That’s right.
What effort are you willing to make to become a workman that correctly handles my word? I will set aside a daily time to meet with you in your word. I will listen attentively to all that you have to say to me. I will immerse myself in your word. I will meditate on your word day and night. I will study your word. I will memorize your word. I will hide your word in my heart, so I will not sin against you. I will allow you to change my heart, transform my mind and guide my life with your word. That is very good.
How will you allow me to use you as a workman that correctly handles my word? It is my prayer that your word working in and through my life will make me a bright and bold witness for you in the world. So, I will not keep your word as a secret. I will teach your word. I will pray your word. I will share your word with others so that they can come to know you. I know that your word will give me hope and meaning and purpose. How so? I will allow your word to guide me to where you want me to go. I will allow your word to give me what you want me to do. I will allow your word working in me to bear fruit for your kingdom so that glory can be brought to your name. That will be very good.
What can you be sure of as a workman who correctly handles my word? I will never regret following and obeying your word. I will never be embarrassed because I put your word into practice. I will live a life that will be filled with joy because I have correctly handled your word. There is no better way that I can possibly spend my time than becoming a workman who correctly handled your word. I will life a life with no regrets because I will have known you and done your will. That’s right. That will be very good.
Lord, I will immerse myself in your word. I will let your word dwell in me richly. I will mediate on your word day and night. I will allow your word to change my heart, transform my mind and guide my life. Help me to be a workman who rightly handles your word. Amen
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