I Have an Infatuation!
The word of God is described using several metaphors. It is a double edged sword, it is fire and it is a hammer that can break a rock in pieces. The Bible admonishes us to keep the Word of God always on our lips, and to meditate upon it day and night. Since we cannot meditate on something we do not know, we are required to literally devour our Bibles- eat, chew, digest the word of God. Let it live and breathe in you and watch God do wonders in your life. Without further ado, here is some scripture that is currently rocking my world:
Seest thou a man diligent in his work, he will stand before kings and not mean men. Proverbs 22:29
This proverb reminds us of the blessings of diligence. The Lord loves those who work hard to multiply the gifts and talents He has blessed them with. This is especially comforting to students as excellence in school work demands exceptional motivation. Hold fast friend! You will stand before kings, you will be the envy of nations, you will be a pacesetter and a pathfinder if you remain diligent in your work, Amen?!
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, since you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:58
For all those who labor tirelessly to spread the Gospel in these trying times, the Lord sees you. The Lord knows your struggle because His eyes search the earth that He may strengthen those whose hearts are completely set on Him. Always remember that He will be with you, and soon, you will enter into your rewards as a good and faithful servant!
There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job, and that man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil. Job 1:1
The story of Job is completely fascinating. He was so God fearing that even when he (Job) lost everything, he did not utter a word of reproach against the Lord. He simply accepted his fate, and proceeded to wait upon the Lord. If we desire a deeper level of fellowship with God, we must be willing to go through numerous tests because the Lord examines the righteous. God tested Abraham his friend, He tested the young Hebrew men in the book of Daniel by letting them be thrown in the fiery furnace, even Jesus was tempted. Just as you must pass an exam to be promoted in school, you must also pass the examinations of The Lord to enter into deeper fellowship with Him. Take heart and pass your test, because when you do, your latter days are guaranteed to be greater than your former!
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end, they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness Lamentations 3: 22-23
The book of Lamentations drips of the frustration and pain of a God who gives everything for a people who utterly despise his commandments. The words above are found in the midst of all the sadness and sorrow. We are reminded that God loads us daily with benefits. He gives us daily bread. God forgives and forgets. It doesn't matter who you were yesterday or what you have done in years past, turn to Jesus today and He will turn your life around.
Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou know not. Jeremiah 33:3
God makes a promise to us and reminds us of the benefits of seeking Him. When we search for God, we shall find Him, and our light shall break forth like the morning. Just like Isaac, we shall be the envy of all those around us because we become like a city that is set on a hill! We must never forget that God has sent us the Holy Spirit- the Paraclete and the helper, all we need do is call on Him!
God reveals Himself to us in the Bible, which we must read to gain all the knowledge we will ever need in life!
Well, there you have it! I am infatuated with scripture. Please share what verses in the Bible are currently speaking to your soul and let us explore the word of God together!
Jesus loves you LIKE CRAZY!
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