observe everything I command you….(Dt 12:14).
The Lord instructed Israel to observe everything He commanded them. However, in order to do this, they must know and understand His ways. They must be so connected to the Word of God that it becomes one of their greatest joys and deepest delights.
I often wonder how much of God’s heart we have lost because we do not know His word. Truly, it is one of the deepest treasures we could ever hold within our hands. It is life and peace to the wanderer and it is joy for the heart that seeks rest.
How then, can we follow God without knowing His word, hungering and thirsting for it as our very life breathe? We can certainly try to live the Christian life, but we will only be running at a slow pace without the sustenance and power of the Father leading us as we grow and change.
There’s something about His word that has become my daily joy and delight. I long to know it, but I know I have so much further to go when it comes to making it my passion. I have not even begun to scratch the surface of how great it is for my life.
Dear Christian, just as the devout Jews of Jesus day made the word of God a daily practice I would implore you to drink from it in the same life-giving way. They memorized, meditated and studied Scripture as if their very lives depended on it. I wonder if we a desperate in the same way for His word? I know I’ve got a long way to go when it comes to having the same kind of passion. I get easily distracted by small things or things that wrongfully have my heart instead of feasting on the word of God. I need a changed heart and I’m asking God to change me so that I might long more for Him.
Oh Lord, change me. I long to know your word in a way that brings power into my life. The power that breaks chains, strongholds, and addictions. God, grow me to be more like Jesus. Help me to choose your word as the source in which I feast upon instead of my idols, I pray, in Jesus name, Amen.