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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Falling in Love with God's Word

As I stated in my vision, my greatest desire is to help myself and my readers to fall in love with God and His Word. 

Often, as I’m reading through God’s Word, one verse or another will hit me between the eyes.  The following verses describe how & why that happens…

"There’s nothing like the written Word of God for showing you the way to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us."

"For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires."

"What a God! His road
stretches straight and smooth.

Every God-direction is road-tested.
Everyone who runs toward him

Makes it."

When I’m reminded of the usefulness, training, power, piercing ability, & truthfulness of God’s Word, I’m a little mind-boggled that I don’t make time every single day to take in deep draughts of it.  And then, I know why.  It is because we have a crafty enemy who has a thousand tricks up his sleeve to keep us from this Power.  Sometimes it takes sheer discipline and will to carve out the time.   When I do, I experience the free life, and it’s wonderful.

2 Timothy 3:15b-17 MSG, Hebrews 4:12 NLT, Psalm 18:30 MSG

Psalm 42:1-3 MSG, 1 Peter 5:8-9 NLT, James 1:25 MSG


  1. I used to live with a nagging guilt from not reading a certain amount of pages in the Bible per day or going to the extreme of feeling a satisfaction from how much I did read. I am sure some comes from my old religious thinking of being good enough for God. However, when the guilt and smug thinking try to crawl back into my brain I have to remember to choose "Grace." My missing a devotion time is not going to change God's love for me. To think any different would cheapen what Christ did to free me of the burdens of life. To read the Bible without the guilt takes the old religious 500 lb gorilla off my back and then I can as you have said, "When I do, I experience the free life, and it's wonderful."

    1. So very true, Annette! Grace, grace… in all we think and do. Pretty sure that's why Peter coaches us to "Grow in grace…" (2 Peter 3:18)

    2. There is nothing I love to do more than go out to our gazebo and spend time with the Lord and study His Word. As I marvel at His glorious Creation I am in a sense of awe that He left Heaven to come to us and
      sacrifice His life so we could enter into a relationship with Him that will last for eternity. Thanks,Sara for starting this blog! Love you!