It was such a change from earlier that day to be standing on the volleyball court, feeling the mud ooze around my feet, and knowing that there were no more verses required to be memorized before the end of the day. It was the evening after the local Bible Bee competition, and what could be better for celebrating the completion of three intense months than a game of volleyball with the family?
The week after the competition we plunged back into our schoolwork. However, I found it incredibly difficult to make time in my schedule for reading, memorizing, and studying Scripture. I was surprised at how much discipline it takes! These past few weeks I have begun to realize the importance of being faithful on a daily basis. Even though I don’t have as much time to spend in God’s Word, this doesn’t mean that I should not spend any time at all. Whether it be in the morning, evening, or both, the time is there. This came as a great refreshment for me. So, don’t stop now, continue on, and be not weary in well doing!
Like a rocket, the Bible Bee has launched us above the pull of earth’s gravity, and now by God’s grace we can easily reach far beyond. For me, the contest may be over, but the Bible Bee is not! The temporary goal of the local competition has been reached but the living relationship with God is something I continue to grow in every day.
“And these words,
which I command thee this day,
shall be in thine heart”
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