College Devotionals - Week 12

As we had a staff meeting in my office recently, Keith commented, "You never know what kind of music you're going to hear in Tommy's office."  It's true. Somedays it's country, other days Christmas music, and here recently classical music.  I like a variety.

It's good to have variety in life.  It keeps us fresh and alert.  But variety also helps to keep us in touch with those who may be different from us.  One of the things I love about Lexington Avenue Baptist Church is our diversity.  We are not all the same.  We each approach theology and the spiritual life a little bit differently.

In college you are immersed in such diversity--not only about the theological but about life in general.  That diversity can help enrich your faith and deepen it.  You may not agree with all the thoughts and ideas you will be confronted it.  But I think you will discover a fuller and deeper faith in the process.

In his letter to Timothy, Paul wrote, Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.  (2 Timothy 2:15 NIV)

Have a great week in the Lord.

God's blessings and peace,


February 8, 2008