Tuesday, January 26, 2016

God's Word Will Never Become Obsolete...Not Ever

Psalm 119:97&98(MSG)
Oh, how I love all You've revealed; I reverently ponder it all the day long. Your commands give me an edge on my enemies; they never become obsolete.

What perfect verses for my thoughts today. I've been considering how the Lord blesses us tremendously through the reflection of His words. I started writing this blog in 2010 with a burden on my heart to share the lesson I had learned about how short our precious time here on earth actually is. We truly are given....Only~A~Little~While. 

My desire to write began after a routine mammogram at which time I received a "call back" for a suspicious area. As it turned out, all was well, but for a brief time, I felt a hint of my mortality. It pushed me to God in a more tangible way than I had ever experienced before. My reflection of God's purpose for my life were at the forefront of my mind during that season. 

Since that time, I have had the revelation that this blog is not so much about my words.....but the Lord's words. The Bible has given me focus for my writing and a daily direction. I have found a rhythm for life through the encouragement I find in the Bible. This many years later, I have an even greater conviction that God's words are what makes the difference in our lives. His promises give us direction, courage, conviction, strength, hope, and salvation. The word of the Lord will never become obsolete. Not ever.

This blog is a result of God's working in my life. The most recent invitation to be a part of the Bible Gateway Blogger Grid (BG2), along with my other Book Reviewing associations, is a new and exciting tool to assist me (and you) in our desire to know the word of God on a deeper level. Bible Gateway is a multi-faceted ministry with a website (BibleGateway.com) that has an enormous plethora of resources to assist Bible readers. I'm going to enjoy discovering more about the word of God through this new connection and I invite you to check it out with me! I have downloaded the mobile app to my phone and am already using it. It's very user friendly and has personal features such as: font size, Bible version choice, & Bible translation options. 
Ok...so it's still winter!! Snow really can be fun.
I'm sure that the East Coast wouldn't agree with that
right about now...but seriously...we have to take
time to play, right?

I am very excited for 2016! As my pastor always says, "The best is yet to come!" I believe that with all of my heart. My goal for this year is to finish pondering Psalm 119 in it's entirety. I have certainly made progress! I cut myself a little slack because, after all, it is the longest Psalm/chapter in the Bible! I also find it extremely interesting that my somewhat random chapter choice has as it's main objective to teach us that the Word of God should have a very high priority in our life. Pretty cool, I think. So....off I go!

Your word is an incredible gift to us. John 1:1 tells me that You are actually the Word. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." It is Your words that give us life. May we continue to dig deeply into Your word and find grace, hope, joy, and salvation for each new day. Let Your love permeate our lives!
In the wonderful name of Christ~