Daily Archives: June 11, 2008

THANKFUL for HIS WORD!

This morning…as every morning–I begin my Bible Study while traveling. Yeah, I know. But—let me tell you with the life changes that have gone on…this is where I am less rushed. Before—at home, sometimes I would hurry through them to get ready for work. There is no hurrying this. I drive the same 42 miles every.single.morning. So God has ALL My time and attention.

I do it differently almost everyday. Most days I start out praying. Some, though begin with a song of praise. But today—started out with this: “Help me Lord. To be what You desire. Totally. Fulfill Your purpose in my life. Totally.”

I prayed a bit more and then pressed play on the devotional CD that belonged to Wanda by “Women of Faith”. As I drove, I was thinking on some issues I was praying about, but not fully listening to the CD. A short part of a song came on —followed by a verse—then a very distinctive and soothing woman’s voice came on with the message for my heart for today. Her voice spoke with untold experience in trusting the Father. She spoke with such authority—I felt the Holy Spirit immediately in my heart—filling up my truck—flooding my mind. After she shared a brief testimony, she shared these verses…. (I am going backwards one verse to give you what I read when I opened my Bible. (while driving. Yeah I know.)

Psalm 138:7-8 NIV (Her verse was 8!)
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You preserve my life; You stretch out Your hand against the anger of my foes, with Your right hand You save me. (vs. 8)The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me; Your love, O Lord, endures forever–do not abandon the works of Your hands. (emphasis mine)

Can I tell you what an incredible time I had? OOOO—if only you could have been there! Then I pulled out my little devotional that mother gave me for Christmas and read Psalm 63:3 “My lips will glorify You because Your faithful love is better than life.”

He has a purpose for our lives! Mine and YOURS! AND—are you ready for this—-His love endures—-and we are the work of HIS HANDS! HIS creation! His faithful love….His enduring love—-is far better than life!
He shares His love throughout His Word with us! He shares His desire to help us and bless us…and gives us the plan and direction for our lives in HIS WORD! All we have to do is read it!
Thank you Iris for pointing us in the direction of the WORD with thankful hearts! We have the privilege and honor of owning as many Bibles as our shelves will hold! Do we READ them? Do we APPLY them? Well? Hey, I had to ask myself that same question before I laid it out to you!
The answer? Found in your heart. (You know…the one that beats to the tune of His)