Get the Best Information to Live Your Best Life
By Rick Warren
“People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4 NLT).
If you want to have a healthy mind, you must feed your mind with truth.
We all know the importance of nutrition. Good food and good calories make you stronger and healthier and give you more energy. Bad calories and junk food harm your body. A similar principle is true in your thought life: You must feed your mind not with junk or poison but with truth.
One time I had the privilege of lecturing at Oxford University, and while I was there, I was invited to attend a meeting of Oxford Analytica — a group you’ve never heard of but one that has enormous influence in the world. Every day at about 6 a.m. the leading scholars of Oxford gather in a room to get reports from all around the world about what’s happened in the previous 24 hours, from crop prices rising in China to more unrest in the Middle East. Then they make the decision about what needs to be said about it. By 11 a.m. a report has been given to groups that pay big bucks for this information, such as the CIA and major corporations.
Oxford Analytica is founded on the idea that the best leaders make the best decision when they have the best information. Even if you are a good leader, if you don’t have the best information, you’re more likely to make a bad decision.
You need the best information to live the best life that God wants you to live. That information is right there in the Word of God.
The Bible says in Matthew 4:4, “People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God”(NLT).
God wants you to have the best information so that you can make the best decisions and receive God’s best for your life. You do that by feeding on the Word of God throughout your day, every day.
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What is the most important part of your morning routine?
How do you incorporate learning and memorizing God’s Word into your daily routine? If that isn’t part of your routine yet, how can you begin this habit?
What are some ways you can feed on God’s Word together as a family or with a group of close friends?
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