This morning has been such a blessing. I take such joy from God’s Word. I have adjusted to the “new normal” God has afforded me to help me grow to know Him better and place all trust and hope in Him.
I read K – Love and Tozer and MacArthur and the passages that they lead me to were amazing. Through His Word, I am reminded of His majesty and power and His love and compassion, and the justice that is His alone.
It is so easy to take a verse and look at it and find joy in that single verse. God’s Word never comes back empty, but to limit ourselves to that daily verse or single passage so limits our view of God. They lift me up but I need more than a taste. I need the full cup…
I was overwhelmed this morning by this realization of how MUCH I need Jesus; not just as savior, but also as sovereign Lord of my life. He is not a burden or a hindrance of any kind but instead by knowing Him I am given a freedom that this world cannot offer. I read
This morning I read Psalm 62:1
“For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation.”
What a joy to be reminded of this… in the world around us it is so easy to be distracted, especially with the state of the world, but in this quiet morning time as I read this passage I was reminded of what was important. The next verse reminded me from where my true security comes. It comes from God… “He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.”
But how would I know this if not for His Word? Utmost, by Oswald Chambers, reminded me of my freedom in Christ Jesus. He referenced John 8:36 ” So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”
As I read the verses before and after this passage I was reminded of the Truth of His Word. The verse comes from a section titled “The Truth Will Set You Free” It begins with John 8:31-32 “So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, ” If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
What a wonderful promise!
MacArthur reminded me with Matthew 11:27 “All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”
All of what I know of Him comes from His Word. I am drawn to John 1:1-5 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
As I consider this I am really at a loss for words. Our God is an awesome God and so loved us that He gave His Son to take on the sin of the world and die that I might live. It is so humbling… It is so overwhelming, but in the same breath, it is such a wonderful gift.
And no one says it better than Paul in Ephesians 2:8-10 (ESV) “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”
The Joy that fills me is that Jesus did this for me. He gave me a desire to know and copy His example and He gave me a means to do that in His Holy and precious Word. How can I ignore It? How can I not be drawn to It for understanding…
I give thanks to the Lord for this gracious gift. I thank Him for access to Him through, prayer, meditation, and access to His Word for answers and understanding… to knowing Him.
MacArthur posed a question today that I want to share… I will say it gave me pause…. Ask Yourself- “What did Christ reveal to you about Himself that led you to place your faith in Him? What has He revealed of Himself to you in recent days—fresh glimpses into His character, His nature, and His dealings with man?”
For me, it is so many things… but always through prayerful study of His Word… in it I find comfort… Today the comfort of Matthew 11:25-30 and so much more from His Word… God is good, faithful and true! I give him praise.