Sunday, August 23, 2015

Wearying eyes...



I'm praying for the truth of this verse to be made more real to me than ever before.
Surrounded by a world gone mad, God's Word must be where I search for answers, where I wrap myself in Hope, and where I weary my eyes.

King David's words in Psalm 119:123 have profoundly challenged me of late -  
"My eyes fail from seeking Your salvation". 

David knew the Word of God, he studied it and drank in every promise and truth with his eyes as well as his heart. I cannot imagine my eyes being so weary from reading the Word of God, yet they weary from reading emails, sewing, browsing books and flicking through magazines.

So that's where I am today. 
In His Word more than yesterday, but hopefully not as much as tomorrow.
May He give me (us) such a love for the Bible that all other distractions fade.
And I know this won't be easy, but I also know it's possible.

I hope my testimony one day will be, "My eyes fail from the constant reading of your perfect Word, Lord."

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8 comments:

BlueDog said...

Thank you for this reminder! It is my desire as well, but how often I fail and need encouragement to get back up and try again.

Createology said...

I have just been remarking to my husband how very scary this world of ours seems to be. Reading your words of wisdom helps bring focus back to the good we have each day. Thank you dear. Serene Sunday...

Águeda said...

A veces el mundo da mucho miedo y solo se puede hallar consuelo en Su Palabra. Gracias por el versículo. Bless you.

Margaret Beegen said...

God has surely put these words of wisdom on your heart to share with us! Thank you, Jenny, for reminding us that we need to make as much time and more for studying God's word.

desertskyquilts said...

I find the more I read, the more I want to read. I used to have a goal of 15 minutes a day, but as I quit reading and began studying and pondering instead, I pay no attention to the clock at all, and am sometimes surprised to find how much time has gone by. When I do this first, the rest of the day seems smoother, but even if I do it last, I benefit from having spent time with the Holy Spirit's nurturing presence. Your words today are a happy reminder that there is always more available to me than I take advantage of. Thanks, Jenny!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenny~~~Thank you so much for directing me back to where I know I should be. I am so blessed to have you as an "internet" friend!

XOXO,
Linda Petersen

Sharon - creativity and family said...

Another thought provoking verse Jenny. I have thought a lot lately about the verse, Draw near unto God and he will draw nigh unto you. xx

M. E. Stephens said...

Thank you for this wonderful reminder! I needed this to start out this new week.

Speaking of the madness of our world, I also like this verse in Ps. 119:
Psalms 119:128 Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.
Of course, we won't know what His word says if we don't read it!