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So Shall My Word Be

April 6, 2018

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So Shall My Word Be

There is no small number  of Christians  that never crack their Bible open.     They seem to feel  that  reading the Bible  is a FORMIDABLE undertaking.     “Yeew!” is the only response  they can meekly eek out.     They seem to be  under the impression  that God’s word  is only for the “theologian”,  who has studied years and years  —  and is capable  of reading Greek,  Hebrew,  and Latin.

Nothing is further  from the truth.     The Bible is God’s word  to us  —  His own dear children.     God deeply cares  for each and every one  of us.     He knows our feelings,  our needs,  and our every little thought.     We know how parents  like to talk  to their little children.     They explain things  to them.     They show things  with demonstrations.     They try to speak simply  in ways their child  can understand.

God does the same  for us.     We know  our little children  don’t grasp every single thing  we say to them.     But,  that does not matter.     They get the gist  of it  —  and as they listen some more,  they gain more understanding.     Over time,  they add two and two together,  and gain  even greater understandings.     Little children do not give up  on listening  to their parents  just because they didn’t understand something.

Children just think  about what was said,  and when more information is added  later on,  they are pleased  with their learning.     They just learn  at a comfortable rate,  while enjoying new concepts  and the pleasures  of  “growing up”  with their daddy and mommy.

Just as we tell little children,  “You’ll understand better  as you grow bigger,”  so God tells us  that as we keep listening  to His word,  we will understand better.     Here is how God explains this  to us  in Isaiah 55:10-11,

For as the rain  and the snow  come down  from heaven,   
And do not return there  without watering  the earth,   
And making it bear  and sprout,   
And furnishing seed  to the sower  and bread  to the eater;   
So shall My word be  which goes forth  from My mouth;   
It shall not return  to Me  empty,   
Without accomplishing  what I desire,   
And without succeeding  in the matter  for which I sent it.

God’s word  is like the gentle rain  that waters the dry,  parched earth  of our hearts.     We need  to let God’s word  water our hearts  and give us the ability  to grow good things  in our lives  —  things like the salvation  of a saved soul,  a godly love for others,  a kind and caring heart,  faith,  hope,  truth,  gentleness,  peace,  honesty,  a true righteousness,  and every other good thing.

As we let God’s word  water our hearts  every day,  our lives will change  from desert wastelands  to beautiful,  fruitful gardens.      It’s something special  God works  in our lives  when we let Him.     God has promised  that receiving His word  every day  will truly help us.     It is God’s word  that waters us  and it is God’s power  that causes the growth  of all sorts of goodness  in our lives.

Let us quietly enjoy listening  to our heavenly Father speak  to us  in His word  every day.     Daily  study a small portion  of the Bible  and think about  what our Lord  is lovingly wanting  to teach us.     Gradually,  over time,  we will become  more and more “grown up”  in the loving ways  of our LORD.     Little by little,  we will see  and understand  the utter wisdom  in everything God does  for us daily.

No one on earth  is ever fully “grown up”  in God’s word.     When we get to heaven  and see God  for what He is  in all His glory,  then we will be “grown up”  and our praises  to the Lord  will be greater  than we ever can imagine.     As we draw close  to our heavenly Father  here on earth,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  You have done  so many wondrous things  —  and yet,  you even care  about every one  of us.     That’s awesome!”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

 

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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