Monday, November 23, 2009

The life is in the Word

May my cry come before you Lord; give me understanding according to Your word. May my supplication come before you; deliver me according to Your promise. May my lips overflow with praise, for you teach me Your decrees. May my tongue sing of Your word, for all Your commands are righteous. May Your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen Your precepts.(Psalm 119:169-173

God's word is so delightful. It is full of life and fills you with so much hope. I have found that no matter what situation I face, God's word has the answer. When I am feeling down or like I have no hope there is refuge in His word. If my body doesn't feel 100% His word lifts me up. When I feel like I have messed up over and over again and without anyone's help start to walk in condemnation, His word is right there to turn me in the right direction. When I don't want to talk to anyone about a situation He hears the sounds that come from my heart and answer them with His word.

I never want to stray or be far away from God's word and like David said in the Psalms, " My heart is set on keeping Your decrees to the very end." (Psalm119:112 NIV) It means more than life to me. It is my compass when I have no idea the direction I am heading. When I have no vision other than what's right in front of me, His word leads me.

Literally His word fills every void there is in my life and it will be the song I sing every day of my life.

I want to encourage you today not to let any book, any counsel, any conference, any therapy take the place of God's word in Your life. Seek His word first for in it is the very answer that you have searched all over for.

If you have neglected His word, run to it as quickly as you can. If you have devalued it, restore it to it's rightful place immediately. Whatever need there is in Your life right now, replace the thought of it with the word of God and see your needs met.

If your prayer life is lacking, get into His word.
If you feel hopeless, let His word become your hope.
Get to know Him through His word.
Let His word become your biggest resource.

I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in His people, and His incomparably great power for us who believe. (Ephesians 1: 17-19)



Terri Tiffany said...

It is always so nice to see you blogging:) I love your posts. SO many times I have gone days without reading His word, and when I do again--wow--I wonder why I waited. There is no substitute.

Yolanda said...


You are precious and I love you so much Sister. God is speaking along these very lines, I wish you could see my notes lying here this morning at my laptop after spending time with Him through His word and prayer.

His word is VITAL!

Love ya!!!

Crown of Beauty said...

Dear Vickie,
This is such a timely post, thank you! Everything you wrote here is so true...there is definitely no substitute for God's word. No book, no therapy, no ministry...

This is a crucial time to return to God's word.

I couldn't agree with you more.