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I often have some days when I roll out of bed and don’t know what I am supposed to do, where I am supposed to be, and how I will survive another moment, another week.   Sometimes I feel defeated, discouraged, whipped and worn out…. all this before I even get out of bed. 

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But then I realize we have a weapon, a manual for everyday life that guides us with what we are supposed to do and how we are supposed to do it!  Thank goodness, right!  It is called the Bible, the Word of God.  And…although I have to honestly say, I don’t study it and read it clearly enough … I have the Bible right by my side for those sunny… and not so sunny days.  

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I love the Word of God and how it fills me up.  Nothing satisfies me…. no book, no funny movie, no magazine…. There is nothing like the Word of God.  God wrote the Bible so we could be more like Him and to BE ALL WE ARE MEANT TO BE.

The Bible meets all our needs and helps us physically, emotionally and spiritually with our daily living!

“The law of the Lord is perfect restoring the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure making wise the simple.   The precepts of the Lord are right and rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure enlightening the eyes.”  (Psalm 19: 7 – 8; NAS)

Reading the Word of God helps us do the right thing and restores our soul. 

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I challenge you to read through and contemplate Psalm 119.  This chapter conveys everything the Word of God does for us and how we are to use it daily for our “survival mode.”  Some of my favorite verses in Psalm 119 are:

“Thy word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against Thee.”  (Psalm 119: 11; NAS)

“Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”  (Psalm 119:105; NAS) 

The Bible shows us the way…. and gives us just enough light to walk the way we are supposed to! 

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Hebrews 4:12 proclaims, “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12 NAS) 

I am challenging myself to live my life the way I am supposed to – the way the Lord wants me to!   Spending time in personal Bible study, reflecting on God’s Word is good for the mind and spirit!

 “This Book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it.  For then you will make your way prosperous and then you will have good success.”  (Joshua 1:8; NKJV)

To me, this says it all!  I should be meditating on the Word day and night, praying the Word, and observing its Commandments. 

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I am so grateful the Lord created a guide, a manual for daily living for us – the Bible. As I “mature” and get older, I am learning that I need the Word of God more and more!  

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Is there a special Bible verse that speaks to your heart?

Wishing you a God-filled week of hope and inspiration!

Your Christian Sister,

~Clare

 

Author
Clare is a 57-year-old fun loving Italian-American self-proclaimed “Jersey Girl” who believes, “Life ain’t easy street. Life is one of those crazy little city streets, complete with potholes that could swallow your car.” With one foot planted in fun and the other planted firmly in her Christian faith, Clare enjoys making people laugh while helping them navigate life’s “crazy little city streets”. Clare has raised two girls (now grown young adults) with her husband, Michial, Clare is ready to take on the challenges of making new friends through her blog, Life Ain’t Easy Street. With an aim to entertain while addressing topics important to women, Clare’s focus on the positive power of good stories, good friends, inspiring women, and strong faith will have you looking forward to reading the next post. Clare is a freelance writer who lives a real life in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

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20 Comments

  • candy says:

    Thank you for this.

  • Karen Dowd-Hansen says:

    Perfect words for a Monday morning! Thank you for helping me to have a positive attitude about getting up and out to work 🙂

  • Thank you for this, Clare. This is perfect direction, especially for a Monday. I needed it! 🙂

  • Yes! God’s word is so powerful!

  • Pam says:

    Thank you Clare! I can relate! Good word. We all need to be reminded that God is the author and the finisher and He will help us to get through those days when we are just not feeling it! This bible verse speaks to me! Galatians 6:9 New International Version (NIV)
    Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. So, let us not give up when we are weary. Sometimes we are overwhelmed and feel like we don’t know where to start or what to do. But if we pray and ask God for His help He will be there. If we just start somewhere, God will help us!

    • Clare says:

      Thanks for the reminder that God is the author and finisher – so so true! Thanks for sharing that verse – so true. We do get weary and overwhelmed – lots of wonderful promises and hope in God word for us all, though!

  • Rhiannon says:

    Amen! The Word of God is so powerful and given to us to see the Fathers heart. It is a beautiful reflection of his nature and his desire for us. 😉

  • andi says:

    Thank God for His Holy Word! 🙂

  • Such a great reminder! Sometimes I get too busy to take the time to read, but when I MAKE the time to read God’s word it makes a big difference in my day 🙂

    • Clare says:

      Yes, I do the same thing, Sarah Jane, and really want to set aside early first thing in the morning…. I do… sometimes but want to get more consistent. Like you, I find it makes such a difference in my day when I read God’s Word!

  • Mary Collins says:

    Amen. I like Psalm 119 too. In fact, when I am feeling as you described in the first paragraph, I turn to Psalms. When I am at the bottom, they seem to be the only thing I can wrap my brain around.

  • Over the past few weeks I have been looking closely at how David really focussed on the Word of God, and it pulled him through all kinds of hell. On bad, long nights, we need to focus on that, rather than our troubles. As we move through the day, we need to focus on it as we get lost in what we’re doing and where we’re supposed to be.

    Keeping reading those Psalms. They are helping me enormously. You will find your spot. It took me some years, but one day, it all clicked into place. God will get you there in His perfect timing.

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