Thursday, March 12, 2009

In love with The Word

I am so amazed at God and His word. I am absolutely thrilled when I read the scriptures. There is so much truth, so much reality, so much awareness. I feel when I read like I never want to stop. I just want to study every area of it, I want to sometimes just read it like a novel since there's so much drama in it. I tell you I just love the word of God.

Sometimes I get mad with myself that I wasted many years just skimming the surface of The Word, not really knowing who God is. I am just so thankful for His faithfulness. I am grateful that He promises if I seek Him, I will find Him.

And seeking Him is what I am doing, day and night.

I've struggled over the years with issues like insecurity, loneliness, abandonment, approval addiction and time and time again I would try to work on them, getting nowhere. I tried in my own strength over and over again to no avail. I had a rocky marriage for years and each time I would try to work things out and after a while, same thing again.

All this, until I got to the point where I started to allow the word to renew my mind. I looked into the mirror of the Word and saw myself as I really was. I was reading the word but not fully digesting it and so I wasn't allowing it to work in me.

After listening to teaching by Joyce Meyer some years ago on the battlefield of the mind, I started to get a glimpse of how things could be if I would allow God's word to penetrate the deeper recesses of my mind and heart.

I started to open up more and more and more and I tell you friends, it has been marvelous the things that He has done in me.

I have seen God do some wonderful things in my life and that of my family, but my greatest satisfaction is the personal change that has come about since I have become more intimate with Jesus.

He truly has become the lover of my soul. He reveals things to me, He speaks truths to my heart that I couldn't know otherwise. I am growing in His wisdom in ways I could never imagine before.

This Word of Life has become my life and my everything.

I sum up this post in the words of the Psalmist David, " I will never forget Your precepts, for by them You have preserved my life." Psalm 119:93

Thank you Jesus, for being the Living Word to me.

Blessings,
Vickie

13 comments:

Beth in NC said...

What a beautiful post Vickie! I loved when you said, "I looked into the mirror of the Word and saw myself as I really was. I was reading the word but not fully digesting it and so I wasn't allowing it to work in me."

You saw yourself in the mirror of the Word. I don't think I have ever thought of it like that.

I love God's Word too! I know what you mean.

Praise Him! \o/

Love,
Beth

Terri Tiffany said...

I have missed your blog posts. They are always so encouraging and point me where I should be going. Everything you said is soooo very true --why is it then that we don't always do it?

Yolanda said...

Vickie,

My heart beats with yours!!!!

Oh how the change has taken place and as Joyce Meyer states:

I'm not where I need to be, but thank God I'm not where I used to be, I'm OK and I'm on my way!

Lovingly,
Yolanda

Kelly said...

I love listening to Joyce Meyer and have several of her books and tapes. I usually watch her every morning on tv before work. She's been a great spiritual mentor to me over the years. Battlefield of the Mind is one of my favorite books of hers!

Chatty Kelly said...

I think all of us have a time when our faith become our own. God's timing is perfect, so I know you are right where he wants you to be! Keep it up.

Luanne said...

Don't worry about the wasted years--just cling to His Word now. It is truly our life, hey?

LauraLee Shaw said...

I love your authenticity~ I imagine that most of us have had wasted years. The important thing is that your eyes are fixed on Him now! Discouragement will still come, but He will supply your needs according to His glorious riches! Bless you, dear Sister!

Joy in The Truth said...

Hi, Vickie! You are a winner! Please check out my post of yesterday and be sure to leave me your information! :)

God bless you!
Sharon

Cheri said...

Vickie,

This was so beautiful and genuine. So pure. I don't know how to explain it, sort of like seeing into the heart of a relationship between lovers and feeling like you are peeping. Does that make any sense at all?

I used to listen to Joyce Meyers all the time. She is an anointed teacher.

I praise Him with you for the blessings He is pouring into your life with abundance!

Hugs,
Cheri Hardaway

Terri Tiffany said...

I miss your writings this past week. Hope all is ell!

Yolanda said...

Sister, tell me, what are you reading right now? I love hearing from you, you truly encourage me.

Much wisdom from you!!!

Love,
Yolanda

Amydeanne said...

hey, haven't seen you in a few days! just saying a little prayer for you and hope all is well!
God Bless!

Crown of Beauty said...

I loved the way you were so real, and so honest in this post. Your joy is contagious! I love the last verse you quoted from Psalm 119. With God's help I am planning to commit that whole psalm to memory for 2009!