Thought for the Day #339
STORING GODíS WORD
18 "You shall therefore impress these words of mine on your heart and on your soul; and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. 19 And you shall teach them to your sons, talking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road and when you lie down and when you rise up.
Christians are always seeking ways to become close to God in intimate fellowship. Hundreds of books have been written upon the subject. Many sermons have been preached about growing close to the Lord...
Thereís no mystery about such relationship with the heavenly Father. All we need to do is to read his Word. He has plainly described the secret of walking uprightly in his righteousness and very intimately in his fellowship. Itís a simple truth. So simple that most miss Godís recipe for living an overcoming life.
God gave very direct and explicit
instruction to the children of
We are to instill His word in our children. We are to teach the ways of Almighty God, His laws and statutes, to every child. All within our household are to learn of Him. Godís word is to become the foundational structure for all that we and our children accomplish in our daily life. All that we do should be based upon His righteous standards.
We must read His word, dwell upon it in thought and meditation, digest it for spiritual nourishment and respond to the knowledge and wisdom that it provides. His word is to become so predominate in our life that we can remember his ways and walk in his righteousness, every moment.
His Word became flesh and dwelt
among us. He is the bread and the water of life. Our joy and peace is
established through the covenant of His word. His word is the sustaining
strength to all who will abide in ďnew birthĒ through Jesus Christ, according
Oh Lord, my God. I must confess that I do not spend much time establishing your Word in my mind and Spirit. My responsibilities in life overwhelm me. I have neglected to read and pray as I should. Forgive me, oh God. Cleanse me from all my unrighteousness. Help me to discipline myself to constantly read and pray. I want to become saturated with your truth and sustained by your word. I pray in Jesusí name. Amen