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)


13 responses to “THANKFUL for HIS WORD!

  • Lynn

    Oh Angie,You are so beautiful. I just see you driving along, praying and singing. Girl, I do this too. I am sure other drivers think I am whacko… I don’t care.Girl, next Thursday I will be in NC for She Speaks. I can’t wait to wrap my arms around you and tell you how important you are to so many. I am one of them. Love you.

  • Cheryl

    Angie,Very good devotion. A lot to think about. BlessingsCheryl

  • LAURIE

    What a lovely TT this week. Yes we take for granted the opportunity that we have to read His Word, to freely have Bibles in our home but yet so many times they just collect dust. Sometimes I feel guilty for having a bookshelf of Bibles when others in other Countries have none! Help us all to appreciate and cherish the Word of God! – Blessings, Laurie

  • Nise'

    Amen Angie, beautiful post! And in that, “He has a purpose for our lives”, I find rest. He will reveal it, allow it to unfold, take care of bringing it to fruition and I don’t have to “figure” it all out!

  • eph2810

    Angie – you always come straight the point!!!! Yes, in order to receive His blessing from His Word, we need to read His Word…although I got up late this morning, I made sure that I spend at least a few minutes in His Word (just finished 2 Thessalonians)…When my day gets rough – I just have to remember key verses and His peace floods my soul…Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us this week.Be blessed today and always…PS: I had to shake me head–you reading while driving…*smile*

  • lori

    That is EXACTLY what I say every morning too!!I just LOVE your heart!!“Fulfill Your purpose in my life. Totally.”We have been having terrible storms and my days have just blended together this week…sooooooo….I was absent from Thankful Thursday…It’s not your eyes girl…they are just fine!!I loved what you wrote…We HAVE all we need to supply it…do we Apply it?? What a great question girlfriend!You got it! and you shared it and I am blessed!!hugs to you…no worries….lori!

  • Laurie Ann

    Way to hit the nail on the head, Angie. Wonderful devotion…Thank you for sharing your heart with us.

  • Cheryl

    I always love reading your post. I understand your words. “He has a purpose for our lives!” I just love it! Thanks for taking time to share your thoughts. God Bless~

  • sharon

    Wonderful TT. I love Women of Faith too.I love hearing that he has a purpose for my life – its something that helps me when I get confused and don’t know which way to turn – He has a purpose for my life and its good.Thanks so much! God bless you!!

  • Denise

    Hey girl,,,,,,,, I cannot believe that I have not been here and commented ! I love the picture of you in your car singing and praising the Lord…….. There is no better way to pass the time in a car than to talk to the Lord… I had a pastor once that would jump out and run around the car when he would get so excited in the Lord (always at a red light) hahahah Love your post……… I am thankful to the Lord for you….. and I have a request… asking for your prayers…. I have to go for a milogram (sp) on the 19th and then to a surgeon on the 24th This silly back wants to be worse…. sooooooooo I would just love to know that I have a few of my warriors praying!Love Ya!

  • Marsha

    Angie, Angie, Angie! We all love you and need you around for a long time to inspire us, THEREFORE…would you PLEASE not read your Bible and drive at the same time?!?! I fuss at my hubby all the time for reading his Blackberry while driving, too.Aside from your driving and reading habit, I LOVED this post! Wonderfully inspiring!

  • elaine @ peace for the journey

    Are you nearly worn out yet with preparations? E-mail me when you can. I’m gonna be dragging across the finish line next week in Charlotte and will need lots of support and caffeine to get me there.peace~elaine

  • Chris

    Angie,This verse and message is inspiring and PERFECT for my life right now. Thank you, but be careful while you drive. You mean too much to us!!!!

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