His "Word is the lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105
Is this really true?
Is His Word what guides my every moment, directs my every step, protects every word that comes out of my mouth?
I've been thinking about His Word lately. I LOVE the Word of God. I really do. But to be honest I sometimes find myself holding my closed Bible in my hand and asking the Lord to write his Word on my heart. It's there, in my hands, but it's closed. And I can hear that voice in my head saying, God can't write those words on your heart if you jut continue to hold a closed Bible. I think that sometimes I think if only I hold my Bible long enough the words will just seep into my skin and magically consume my mind and my thoughts and my life. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but my current plan of trying to soak up God's Word through osmosis isn't really working out. :)
So this morning I pulled out some of my verse cards and I got to work.
The first card that I pulled out... was sweet incense to my soul!!!
"Let the WORD of Christ RICHLY DWELL within you, with all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with THANKFULNESS in your hearts to God! Whatever you do in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father." Colossians 3:16-17
I pondered and chewed on that one for a little while. That verse is the exact desire of my heart... I couldn't have said it any better than that.
Then I moved onto this one...
"Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way that I should go, for to you I lift up my soul." Psalm 143:8
What's so awesome to me is that His Word helps me to learn how to pray specifically. Sometimes I desire things from Him but I can't seem to come up with the right words to ask him. Then I'll find a verse that perfectly states what I am desiring. And what better way to talk to God than with the very words that He himself has written?
I want to be Christlike towards everyone that I come in contact with. How can I specifically do that? What does being Christlike really look like? Well, it looks like a lot of things, and Romans 12 is just one a many places in His Word that I can pray specifically knowing that the Lord will surely grow those qualities in me because he specifically commands them in His Word.
"Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality." Roman 12:11-13
And if He specifically commands them in His Word, then 1 Peter 1 tells me that He is faithful to give me everything I need for life and godliness, so surely He will place those qualities in my my heart, in my mouth and in my life!
"His word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot." Jeremiah 20:9
Lord! Make this true of my life!!!!
I can know His Word. I can know His heart. I can be the kind of woman that I desire to be for His glory. I just need to actually open up His Word and not just hold the book close to my body in hopes that it will magically become a part of my life. Man, am I thankful for His Word!