God’s Word literally is breath and life. It says that the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. Wow, this is amazing to me! God’s Word became an actual living, breathing body through Jesus Christ. Here at Harvest, one of our core values is the Word of God, and understandably so. Psalm 119:105 says, “Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. “ God’s Word is what leads and guides me, what keeps me on his path. It is His Word spoken to me. From a young age I have had a hunger and a love for God’s Word. The older I get the more I believe that hunger and love for his Word has been birthed from a longing to have a deeper, more loving relationship with Him, with Jesus who was the Word made flesh. The son, Jesus, was the perfect representation of the Father’s heart towards me. So much of whom God is, His character, His heart towards us, and His promises, are written in His Word.
God’s Word is a place I run to in times of need, when I am desperate to hear from Him, when I need His comfort and His truth. I am always in need of God’s Word; in good times and in bad, it is a source of encouragement and strength to me. God is always faithful to show Himself to me. The beauty of God’s Word is that it is His truth, and when we hide it in our hearts it becomes a resource when we need it. God’s scripture runs through my head throughout the day. He will remind me of specific verses He wants me to meditate on. Having God’s Word hidden in our hearts is not about becoming righteous. I am righteous because of Jesus, not because of what I do. My value doesn’t come from how much of his Word I know. Rather, His Word being hidden in my heart is a priceless treasure that I have as a tool and weapon whenever needed. It is part of my relationship with Him. Remember, the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. To me, it is a very intimate part of my relationship with Him. I can tell a major difference in the way I respond to life when I am not meditating on God’s Word. In a sense, I forget who I am for a moment and revert to an old way of living. Psalms 119:32 says, “I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free.” When I remember God’s Word and walk in his truth it sets my heart free! It frees me to be who God created me to be, and that is a beautiful thing.
How sweet are your Words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! (Psalms 119:103) My prayer for us as women is that we would hunger for God’s Word, that it would be sweet to us. I pray God’s Word would be life and truth to our hearts and souls and that we would find great joy in reading and meditating on it. Thank you, God, for this incredible gift you have given us in your Word.
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