Identify: Get Word Rich

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.” (Colossians 3:16)

Do you have a strategy? A plan? A system? What are you doing to let the word of Christ live inside of you “richly”? How are you going to get it off the pages of the Book and into the hallways of your heart and mind?

identify_350I’m not asking in order to pressure you or make you feel guilty. Honest. I’m asking because you’re smart and creative and this is a challenge you can totally conquer. Some people read the Bible on their iPhones. Others listen to audio podcasts. Others memorize chunks of it and then mull them over when they’re just lying there in the dark at night.

What will you do?

The verse gives two starting places: First, join a club. That is, get in a group that is all about teaching each other the word all the time. You teach some. I’ll teach some. We’ll always be getting richer. Second, use music. Of course! Nothing sticks in your head (forever) like a song. Sing the Word in all kinds of different ways.

What will make you more like Jesus than having his Word in you?

Think: What are some of the best techniques you have found for getting the Bible in you? What are some new things you could try?

Pray: Ask God to help you to let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly.

Do: Ask three Christians you really respect what they do best to get the Word of Christ in them.