What if…?

Posted on August 2, 2022 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

As Sunday’s sermon came to a close and I put my Bible away – this thought struck me:

What if I listened to every sermon and took notes as if there was going to be a test afterwards? I loved being a student in college, grad school and seminary. I would not have thought of going to class unprepared without a pen and notebook. I didn’t want to miss a single thing I might later see on a test. How can I be any less diligent in lessons of my soul?

In reality, we are often tested after a message on the very thing that was preached, maybe on the way home from church or later that week or month. Perhaps we need to take the time sitting under the pastoral teaching/preaching more seriously and have pen and pad in hand to take notes. I plan to start doing that – like I once did. How about you? How serious are you about the training of your soul?


Written by Rob Russomano: Rob Russomano is married to Terri and serves with her as full-time staff members. He is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and is available as a speaker of the grace of God with a message of Hope for church events. You can reach him at rrussomano@americaskeswick.org.

Think About This: “Unless and until we rest in God, we will never risk for God.” – Mark Buchanan

The Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 68-69Romans 3| You can download our 2022 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: “The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, But He loves him who follows righteousness. 10 Harsh discipline is for him who forsakes the way, And he who hates correction will die.” Proverbs 15:9-10

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