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Reflecting on what I am thankful for, the resounding theme this week seems to be God’s Word. I know, that might seem a bit cliche. What follower of Christ isn’t thankful for the written word of our Heavenly Father.
However, the awesomeness of the Scriptures has really been pressed upon my heart this week.
God ’s Word is sufficient to meet every need of the human soul as David verifies frequently in his psalms. Psalm 1 9:7-14 is the most comprehensive statement regarding the sufficiency of Scripture. It is an inspired statement about Scripture as a qualified guide for every situation. Scripture is comprehensive,containing everything necessary for one’s spiritual life. Scripture is surer than human experience that one may look to in proving God’s power and presence.Scripture contain s divine principles that are the best guide for character and conduct. Scripture is lucid rather than mystifying so that it enlightens the eyes.Scripture is void of any flaws and therefore lasts forever. Scripture is true regarding all things that matter, making it capable of producing comprehensive righteousness. Because it meets every need in life, Scripture is infinitely more precious than anything this world has to offer.
John MacArthur; The Sufficiency of Scripture
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
Looking back on the past several days, I see a direct correlation with my attitudes and actions and how much time I spend in His precious Word.
So, I’ve made an appointment with God. Not that I NEED one to talk with Him everyday. No. He’ll listen no matter what time it is. He always has time.
And I talk to Him throughout my day. Yes, He hears my whispers of frustration, my moments of joy, my screams of impatience. He hears me. He listens.
When is it my turn?
When do I listen?
Thus my appointment.
So, together we meet in the early morning hours. 5:30am early.
It’s hard. I’m tired. My flesh wants to indulge in the warmth of the covers, the softness of my pillow and the comfort of the warm body of my sweet man next to me.
Hot Tea. Open Bible. Laptop nearby, for journaling what He shows me. I am there.
Sometimes it is interrupted by the pitter-patter of little feet that should still be tucked gently in their bed. So, we listen together.
“The Lord GOD has given Me
The tongue of the learned,
That I should know how to speak
A word in season to him who is weary.
He awakens Me morning by morning,
He awakens My ear
To hear as the learned.
The Lord GOD has opened My ear;
And I was not rebellious,
Nor did I turn away.”