I’ve been thinking about THE WORD this week.
How LIVING it is.
How Amazing that THE ETERNAL KING wrote a love letter-instruction manual-sweet TRUTH to me.
“What is man that Thou art mindful of him?”
He remembers that we are such, yet speaks to us anyway.
It’s mind blowing!
I have many versions that I switch between . Some sit on the shelf collecting dust, some are highlighted so much that it looks like a rainbow has bled on the pages. Some are new…pages crispy and clinging together.
Others are “old”. Used much. Notes written in every possible space. I look forward to the day when I’ll need duct tape to hold the binding on.
It’s true, the whole “hidden Your words in my heart” thing.
I find that when I need HIS words most, they are there.
Whispered in the quiet…in the crazy…in the “what now?” …in the tears.
He’s amazing that way! Always present yet not intrusive.
I had a Youth Pastor once say that Jesus was a Gentleman…GENTLE yet Strong and Brave!
I had the honor of speaking to a new friend this morning.
Loving her through a heartache.
I realized hours later that I’d given her the wrong Scriptures as “homework”.
Yet, when I looked up and read the passage I did give her, HE WAS FAITHFUL YET AGAIN!
The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them.
Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.
It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
It rises at one end of the heavens
and makes its circuit to the other;
nothing is deprived of its warmth.
The law of the Lord is perfect,
refreshing the soul.
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
The precepts of the Lord are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is pure,
The decrees of the Lord are firm,
and all of them are righteous.
They are more precious than gold,
than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
than honey from the honeycomb.
By them your servant is warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.
But who can discern their own errors?
Forgive my hidden faults.
Keep your servant also from willful sins;
may they not rule over me.
Then I will be blameless,
innocent of great transgression.
May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. (Psalm 19)