Jan 05, 2021 • Written by Rebecca Fulcer
Preparing for a Better Year: Proverbs 31
Starting a new year can feel empowering and refreshing, but also overwhelming.
What habits do I want to establish? What rhythms do I need to begin? What needs to be done differently in 2021?
Proverbs 31 Ministries author, Binu Samuel, shares the best tool women of God can use to prepare for a better year. She says:
"The Bible is our sword. Hebrews 4:12a tells us so: 'For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword …' (NIV).
The enemy knows the power our Bibles hold, so he does what he’s done for thousands of years. He attempts to cut off our defense system at the root.
Sure, the Bible has never been so accessible, but unfortunately, so are a million other things, and those other things fight hard for my attention … and usually win.
You see, Satan isn’t intimidated by the number of Bibles in my home. He doesn’t mind that I’ve downloaded it on my phone or read an occasional verse of the day. He doesn’t care that I have a sword if I never really use it.
Statistics indicate that individual Bible reading has taken a strong hit in the 2020 pandemic. We may be spending more time at home, but we are spending less time in the Word.
I know it’s not easy trying to juggle new norms with less outlets for relief, but if there ever were a time we need to be soaking in God’s Word, it’s now! When we open up our Bibles (or our Bible apps) and read His Word, breathing in the God-breathed Word, the Bible will do what it says it will do — cut between our soul and spirit, exposing our innermost thoughts."
To read Binu Samuel’s entire devotion from Proverbs 31 Ministries, click here.