Most of us are computer owners; if not, we have certainly used one. Moreover, mobile phones have become ubiquitous, those handy little devices that make life so convenient. If you’ve ever used a computer, chances are you’ve tapped the “enter” key on the keyboard. And at some point, you’ve probably clicked on buttons like “ok,” “send,” or “print.”
Have you ever paused to contemplate the significance of these actions? Have you truly appreciated the availability of these options? Consider this: the cursor will persistently blink until you press “enter,” and an email will remain unsent until you click on “send.”
These buttons, such as “enter,” “ok,” or “call,” convey a special message to the device you are using. They are sometimes referred to as the “execute” buttons because they direct the machine to execute the given command, like “save that document,” “send that email,” or “print that page.” But their purpose extends beyond that; they also yield a value or a result – the document is “saved,” the email is “sent,” or the page is “printed.”
In a similar vein, a computer can display a document without necessarily saving it. As Christians, we can hear things without truly “entering” or “saving” them. What lingers in our minds may not penetrate our hearts. Sermons preached and songs sung will have no impact on us unless we actively “enter” into them. If we fail to meditate on God and allow the Spirit of God to convict and transform the aspects of our lives that need changing, we will remain unchanged.
When you read or hear the Word of God, do you truly “enter” into it? It is only when you fully enter into the Word of God that you begin to experience the transformative returns in your life.
As we finish out the week, challenge yourself to enter into the Word of God, and check out this resource on how to study the Word!
Author: Jerry Opiyo