I have been carrying a small New Testament in my shirt pocket for quite some time now, and I try to remember to take it with me everywhere I go. Many times I am able to pull it out and look up a scripture that has come to my mind or if I am waiting somewhere I spend some time in reading.
Not only should all Christians get a small New Testament and take it with them everywhere, but Christian parents should train their children (those that are of age responsible enough to take proper care of it) to take a small New Testament with them everywhere they go. Parents must also not only have it with them, but they must train themselves to redeem the time (Col 4:5) by using it. In this, we must be an example and show the children that we are serious about the Word.
We must teach ourselves and the children that we must desire the Word – that we may grow (1Pet 2:2) and that faith comes by reading the Word of God (Rom 10:17). It is faith that will help us and them to overcome sin, the world, and the flesh (1Joh 5:4).
Here is a list of places that a small testament could be used.
–Waiting in a line up to purchaseyour products.
–Waiting for your spouse while they are in the store.
–In times of temptation take it out and drive the devil away.
–While your are pumping gas.
–Have your children take a reading break when on longer trips.
–When driving somewhere with the family play “find that Bible verse”.
–While waiting for church meeting to start (parents and children).
–During break on the job.
Questions to consider:
Do you feel currently like you read your Bible enough?
Have you ever said you would like to read your Bible more?
Do you love the Bible more than your necessary food?
Is this just a nice idea or are you going to go and do it?