“O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.” -Psalms 119:97
I was privilege to speak to someone about Christ sometime ago and the person complained of how he was addicted to a particular habit and didn’t know how to get out of it. He made it sound so serious, like there was no way out of it. So, I made him realise that even though addictions are controlled by a “strong force”, the power of right choice will always supersede it (Deuteronomy 30:19).
While thinking about the scenario with him, I realised that we are all addicted to one thing or another. To some, their addictions are negative and harmful habits, while to some others they are profitable habits such as work, reading, art etc. However, all of these addictions come with an exception that if not properly handled will be harmful to you.
I know that at this point, you might be thinking of what you are addicted to. Before your thought goes far, take another look at what the riding Scripture says: oh how love I thy law! it is my meditation all day. The law is God’s Word. So, it implies that King David, who happens to be the writer of this verse, was addicted to something – God’s Word. Waoh! That’s a good addiction right?
This is the best habit to be addicted to. Reading the Word! No other addiction can be compared with it and there are no side effects, just a transition from one level of glory to another (2 Corinthians 3:18). Wouldn’t you love that! I love to be addicted to the Word. It is my earnest prayer that I wouldn’t go an hour without searching for what the Word has for me. It can also be your habit too.
God’s Word doesn’t just enlighten you; it builds your faith against all adversities and wiles of the devil. It keeps you strong as a rock. Such that, you don’t get moved by anything no matter whom it’s coming from. Yes, you might have had some encounters with God, but when you make His Word an addiction, your access to light which guarantees your unquestionable breakthroughs becomes unlimited. Receive grace to be a Word addict today in Jesus’ name!