The Lord sets the prisoners free; the Lord opens the eyes of the blind. The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down; the Lord loves the righteous. The Lord watches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin. Psalm 146:8-9
Maybe in the midst of the Corona Virus crisis we have lost hope as a nation because we have looked in all the wrong places. People joke about binge watching Netflix and YouTube; but when was the last time you heard anyone say, “Let’s binge read the Bible this week”? Or “Last night we binged on prayer till midnight.”? We are waiting on checks in the mail from the government, wishing the cruise ships could sail again and cheering on our favorite sports team. But our empty ships and stadiums; and empty public treasury, have yet to turn us as a nation to God who alone is the only true source of hope.
This is the first Sunday of the New Year and the first week of 2021. Why not turn off Netflix, football and the cooking channel and dedicate it as a kind of first fruits offering to binging on Jesus? He is our best hope and our helper forever!
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What a GREAT idea….Bing
What a GREAT idea….Binge on Jesus!
Binge praying + Binge Bible Reading =. Confession of sin.
My church once held a “Solomon Assembly”. It was three nights of revival meetings, but with no preaching. We sang songs of praise, read Biblical passages about returning to God, and spent much time in fervent prayer (alone and together). So many great things came out of that meeting, Pete! I’ve never felt closer in my walk with God.
They had something like that in the Brazilian church where we served they called a vigilia. There was praise, lots of specific prayer and very short devotional messages from various people. We typically started at 10 and went till 1-2 and afterward some of us would have a meal together. Very precious memories there.
That’s neat! I meant to spell solemn, not Solomon, but I suppose both work! Wisdom was indeed the end result.
Amen. Bingeing on the Bible sounds much more healthy to me!
No hangover, no regrets and no calories!
I’ve been to events like that – whole weekends of focusing on God – and they were glorious. But it’s been awhile. Maybe it’s time to do it again – and stop waiting for someone else to initiate… 🤔