I’m in love with lip balm. I have some everywhere that I might need it. There are tubes in the car, in the kitchen, a few in my purse, in the bathroom, and a couple in my bedside table. Brian, my husband, told me years ago (and I know he’s right) that the more you use it the more you need it. This is true. I do love my lip balm in every brand and flavor. I have tried to cut the habit to let my lips breath or heal or whatever but I’m not able to go very long without wanting to apply more. This is true in other areas of our lives too. I know that when I’m in a Bible study and having to dive in and learn and answer questions, it makes me want more. The more I study, the more I want to study. I’m afraid to take a break between studies because I don’t want to lose the desire or break the healthy habit of being in the Word of God.
If I’m diving in and learning and being fed on a regular basis and I’m growing in my relationship with God, I only desire more of it. If I’m applying (see what I did there?) the Word of God in my life on a regular basis, I’m going to know when I need to apply more. My heart will desire it. I’ll need to get refreshed and filled up again. Just like my lips knowing when I need to apply more lip balm, my heart will know it’s time to get into the Bible and study.
Get in there and study the Bible. Read and learn. Pray and grow.
“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.” Psalm 1:1-3