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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Is there a special Bible verse that speaks to your heart?
Wishing you a God-filled week of hope and inspiration!
Your Christian Sister,