All flesh is like grass, and its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flowers fall off, but the word of the Lord abides forever.

1 Peter 1: 24, 25

We tend to spend a lot of time, energy, and focus a remarkable amount of attention on things which have a very short life and that don’t provide much in the way of real, lasting value. We develop our bodies and we even exercise our minds in ways that make them stronger; yet, most of that effort does nothing to gain us a clearer perspective on things that have eternal significance.

If we want to be involved in efforts that have a life span that exceeds the moment, and we desire to expend our energy on an activity that brings real benefit to ourselves and to others; then, the best investment that we can make is in time with God’s word. As we read His word, we gain understanding of the Lord’s viewpoint on our own life. As we talk to God about what He is saying, we become more intimate with Him, and He becomes more real to us. 

Time invested in God’s word, whether it is a single verse or a long passage, will always pay great rewards. If you choose to decorate your heart with the flowers of the Lord’s love, grace, and mercy, He will bless every day of your life with His eternal presence.