I have played sports most of my life. The one factor that is important, regardless of the sport, is how you take your grip. In golf, archery, football, and baseball the grip is important. The grip is the anchor that allows everything else to happen naturally. In our spiritual lives, the grip is also important. The Bible is the spiritual food that allows us to grow spiritually. Whether or not we can get a grip on the Bible determines our spiritual maturity rate. (Acts 20:32 Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.) If you hear the Word of God and then you read it every day, you’ve got a better grip. Satan can’t pull it away from you as quickly. If you hear it and read it and study it, then you’ve got a stronger grip. No one will be able to take it away from you. And you’ll find yourself growing toward spiritual maturity and receiving the blessings that come with it. Pastor Don [image: image.png]