Saturday, August 31, 2019

Unwrapping God's Word for Ourselves

"Listen carefully, my dear child, to everything that I teach you,
and pay attention to all that I have to say.
Fill your thoughts with my words until they penetrate deep into your spirit.
Then, as you unwrap my words, 
they will impart true life and radiant health into the very core of your being.
So above all, guard the affections of your heart, for they affect all that you are.
Pay attention to the welfare of your innermost being, 
for from there flows the wellspring of life.
Proverbs 4:20-23 TPT

I love to listen to inspirational podcasts. Just today as I went on my walk and did some chores I listened to some of my favorites. I also love to read good Bible based books. I have two large bookshelves filled with mostly non-fiction Christian books in my home office. I love good, biblical preaching, teaching and Bible study. Ephesians 4:11 says that God gave to the church apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers to bring us as believers into maturity and equip us to do the work of the ministry. These gifts, operating through human servants, are essential gifts to us as part of Christ's church. But, even if we listen to God's Word in and through all of these ways, as good and even as essential as they may be, we will not have a renewed mind and a strong and healthy spirit until we learn to listen to God through His Word for ourselvesWhen was the last time you opened your Bible and said, "Here I am God, I'm listening. What do you want to teach me today?"  (Join me for the rest of this post on Sunday, September 1st at Woman to Woman Ministries, where each Sunday I share a bit of Sunday Soul Food!)

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  1. My go to is mostly the Bible, but this Summer I have been amiss at the daily reading that I use to do every morning. But, I have not abandoned it entirely. I've heard some that I know say that it is too hard to read, but I found when I started to read it entirely in 2013 and finished it slowly, that digging in and Bible journaling helped to make sense. Now going back through, and finding things I missed. I think you cannot read it too many times. Hope you've had a good Summer. Loved your crab-apple arrangement. I would never have thought to do that. ~hugs~


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