By Cassie’s Corner
Knowing that God made me to do life according to His calling, I find rest and strength in His word. To be refueled for lifeʼs more tasking moments and having only short spurts of time to do a devotional can make it difficult to spend “enough” time studying each day. I was 20 years old when I truly dedicated my life to the Lord. I was a college student averaging 18 credits, a 25-32 hour a week employee, and volunteered as a leader at Generation Church. I was overwhelmed and overdone with little time to myself, let alone, any time to worship or read my Bible. I needed a remedy and quickly, so I had a conversation with God.
Not long after my simple prayer asking for help, I was shown something amazing; an old trick my friend called a Rabbit Trail. This Rabbit Trail was a special tool to help me dig in fast and retrieve specific verses to reference when I needed them. Amazingly, one verse led to a series of reference verses, that led to other verses and definitions and explorations. In these trails, I found my way of refueling in His word everyday. Even now, 15 years later as a stay at home mother and wife, I find myself crazy busy and short on time and often needing to journey down a Rabbit Trail now and then. I love my life and my family; however, I have learned that if my spiritual tank is empty then my virtue tank is bone dry and that just isnʼt good for anyone
. I try to pick a verse each day as a resource for when I need to refocus on Him and the tasks at hand. Then, when all is quiet, even for only a moment, I can read that verse, find a reference in my Study Bible, and all else fades away. My favorite thing about following these fuzzy, sometimes long trails is simply this; Godʼs word is our life bread. When we are entangled in the ups and downs of life as mothers, wives, college students or whatever other hats we wear, these trails can lead us to a deeper understanding of Godʼs love for us. A quick 15 minutes can reset our perspective and jump start our attitudes. My Bible is my one-stop shopping place; everything I need for everyday is right at my finger tips, waiting to be discovered. Here is an example of a Rabbit Trail:
Matthew 4:4 states, “It is written: ʻMan does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.ʼ” This leads to Luke 4:4, which essentially says the same thing. However, the verse in Luke brings us back to Deuteronomy 8:3, showing the connections between the Old and New Testaments, and how Godʼs word is the same yesterday, today, and forever
Jump into God’s word and get going on your own rabbit trail of refueling