Soak in God's Word
“When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, O LORD God Almighty.”
Paul tells us that Christ is living in us. The power of God is actually in us! It strengthens us for living his way. It helps us to minister to people as we focus our minds on what he desires. It flows into our bodies as we allow the Holy Spirit to control our minds. This power works to transform us from being “getters” into being givers.
In order for the Holy Spirit to control us, we need to soak our minds in the Word of God. There is no substitute for this, no shortcut. We need to immerse ourselves in the Word of God until it is engraved on our hearts. We are told in our verse for today that Jeremiah “ate” God’s Word. That means he digested it! He meditated on it, assimilated it into his innermost being, and delighted in the taste of it.
The Spirit’s control
is a result of delighting in God’s Word and allowing the richness and power of it to sink into our very being. God’s Word can fill us with power and enlightenment, giving us a taste of heaven. The message for us here is to make sure that we are taking the time to actually “soak” our hearts in the richness of God’s Word. This takes intentionality, but it is more than worth it!
Soak your heart in God’s Word every day and you will
experience the truth of Christ, the power of God, and understanding that will help you know what that means for you in your everyday life.
In what ways are you discovering the delight of God's Word? In what ways are you focusing your mind on God’s truth? As you soak your heart in God’s Word, what truth is God impressing upon your heart about your every day decisions?
in the Word of God.
“Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. Your commands are always with me and make me wiser than my enemies. I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes. I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts. I have kept my feet from every evil path so that I might obey your word. I have not departed from your laws, for you yourself have taught me. How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path.” Psalm 119:97-104
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