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Message from My Heart Today…
Mary taught us to take time to sit at the feet of Jesus…to soak in His Word…to listen for His voice.
God wants us in His Word because He has much to say about it in the Scriptures. Below are some precious truths and promises from the Lord about His Word.
Man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord. Deuteronomy 8:3
Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 6:6-9; 11:18-19
How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to Your Word. Psalm 119:9
Your Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105
The unfolding of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. Psalm 119:130
As for God, His way is perfect; the Word of the Lord is flawless. 2 Sam. 22:31; Proverbs 30:5
My Word that goes out from My mouth: it will not return to Me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it out. Isaiah 55:11
The Lord said to me, ‘You have seen correctly, for I am watching to see that My Word is fulfilled. Jeremiah 1:12
When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight. Jeremiah 15:16
Is not My Word like fire, declares the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks rocks into pieces? Jeremiah 23:29
Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away. Matthew 24:35
For the Lord will execute His Word upon the earth, thoroughly and quickly. Romans 9:28 (NASB)
For the Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
Do not merely listen to the Word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. James 1:22
And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 2 Peter 1:19
And in Scripture the Lord also tells us that His Word is the key to transforming our hearts and minds and understanding His will.
Be very careful then how you live – not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Ephesians 5:15-18
Don’t live carelessly, unthinkingly. Make sure you understand what the Master wants. Ephesians 5:17 (Message)
***So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life – your sleeping, eating, going-to-work and walking around life – and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. Romans 12:1-2 (The Message)***
Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy. Ephesians 4:20-24 (NLT).
Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom. Colossians 3:16
Let’s pray this Prayer of Commitment together as we tuck these truths and promises deep into our hearts:
Heavenly Father, our source of Truth and Knowledge, penetrate our hearts as we seek You in Your Word. Wherever we are in our walk, meet us there and light a fire within us to be still and know that You are God. Create in us a hunger and thirst for Your Word. We commit to spend time at Your feet. As we do, Lord, fill us with a fresh Word. Teach us how to live according to Your Word. Give us the strength and courage to refuse to walk according to our flesh and the world. Empower us to walk according to the Spirit. Bring wise and believing women across our paths to walk our journey with us. Help us to humble ourselves to be not only hearers of Your Word but also doers of the Word. Open our hearts to fully receive Your Word and empower us to willingly obey it, even when it is hard. Shine Your Light before us so that we may know Your way. Direct our paths and make the crooked places straight. Fill us with Your Spirit. Empower us to choose the wise thing to do in every situation. Day by day make Your Presence known. Be active in our lives. Bless our obedience. Thank You, Lord, that You will never leave us or forsake us. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.
Blessings to you,