Monday, January 13, 2014

Refreshment You Cannot Live Without

From Saturday, January 11th

I read the preface to a book about spiritual warfare. It contained the story of the author caring for his wife at her last stages of Alzheimer’s disease. She was at the point where she knew no one and communicated nothing. The author was there watching as the husband read Psalm 91 over his very ill wife. As he read those words she came to herself and began saying, “Right! Right! Right!” God’s Word had been so indelibly imprinted on her heart and mind that even the end stages of Alzheimer’s could not steal those Truths from her.

It really caught my heart in my throat. This study of Scripture, our daily discussions of God’s wonderful Word, our talk about all that He is, all that He has, all that He does for us, with us and to us is no fairy tale. The Word of God will indeed literally take us all the way to heaven, no matter what trial we have to pass through on the way there.

You may not realize what the Word is doing to you and for you as you take it in daily, but you are being changed. Unlike rote memorization of simple human things, this study of God’s Word is life and has incredible substance. Disease cannot dim it, discouragement cannot cover it, heartache and hardship cannot devalue it. Every time you read a verse from God’s Word you are taking in necessary nourishment unlike anything else you will ever ingest. Left on a shelf it does nothing for you. But taken in as your daily bread it is amazing stuff. Those who drink and eat of it never thirst or go hungry again. Nothing in all creation can take it away from you.

Oh beloved, how precious are God’s thoughts about you. Even the hairs on your head are numbered. Every step you make is watched over. Every decision you make can be taken to the throne of God for help in making. The more you read the Word the stronger you get. The more you speak the Word over your life the straighter you will walk. The more you concentrate on God’s Word the clearer your vision will become.

God’s Word is your most necessary refreshment. By God’s Word you can revive your dreams, speak to your problems, pray for your loved ones, and agree with your Heavenly Father. Every time you believe God’s Word your faith is increased and your protection is increased as well. No foe can defeat you, no lie can confuse you, no distraction can call you away from God’s plan when you are saturated in His Word. Oh precious one, you may have to let other things go but do not neglect the Word. Find time to read it, meditate on it and build your life on its precepts to strengthen your life.

Don’t let the enemy steal another Truth from you another single day. If you are born again, if you have given your heart and life to Jesus, then You are a mighty child of Valor and Value. You are full of the Spirit of God. You are destined for heaven. You are born again for His purpose. He loves you and He’s for you and that’s why He breathed the Word into existence so you will remain steadfast all the days of your life, living in the Light of His Word.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 Every Scripture is God-breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, [and] for training in righteousness (in holy living, in conformity to God’s will in thought, purpose, and action), so that the man of God may be complete and proficient, well fitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work. Amplified

John 6:63 [Jesus said] It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.

Romans 5:14 For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

Psalm 119:104-105 From Your precepts I get understanding; Therefore I hate every false way. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

1 Thessalonians 2:13 For this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe.

Psalm 19:7-11 The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the Lord are true; they are righteous altogether. They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them Your servant is warned; In keeping them there is great reward.

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