The Five Minute Friday word is test.
Truly Evaluating Study Time
I can remember my school-year prayers. Desperate. I hadn't studied. I wasn't prepared. But somehow, Hope against hope, I wanted God to supernaturally help me to do well in a test. Or, make snow fall from the sky and close school for the day, in April.
I look back and see the silliness of that way of thinking. At the time, I was exercising faith.
When I started college, Bible college, I hadn't changed much. I remember a professor praying that the test would be a reflection of what we had learned. My heart sank sometimes with that prayer. Sometimes.
In studying the Bible as my main text, the rest test was not in the classroom. The test came in life. The Bible talks of loving a brother and of forgiveness. Those are real tests we face every day.
When we fail, there is grace.
And opportunity to go back the Book.
How are you preparing for the tests of life?
I know I am better prepared when I spend time in God's word and in prayer. When my temper gets the best of me, and I feel the stress rising, the “test results” are telling me to go back and study. Meditate and drink deep of the words of the Bible. Pray and rest in God.
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