The reality of Psalm 33:21 truly describes what has happened inside my head and my heart this past week.
REJOICING in Him.
It began when reading Ephesians chapter 1, then continued into chapter 2 - but I can't get any further than those two chapters right now because they overflow with so much life, so many promises, so much truth about who I am because of Who made me, why He made me, and Who He sent to redeem me.
Do you find there are seasons when you cannot get past a verse, a chapter, or a single book of His Word? Some years God will lead me back to the same passage over and over until I truly allow the written words to sink in and become vivid and real and life-changing. This always reminds me of Hebrews 4:12 which teaches us that the Word of God is alive and living.
This is also why I do not get concerned about whether I'm reading the KJV, the NIV or the Amplified (for example) - because HE will tell me what I need to 'hear' through His Holy Spirit because His Word is not just text on a page - it is alive and it speaks to me where I am today and tells me what He needs me to know, right there, right then.
During this week of increased rejoicing I've also felt impressed by the Lord to put aside Christian book studies for a season. He wants my eyes on His Word alone, my JOY to come from His Book and the revelations within. It's kind of cool, don't you think? A Bible study with God, just me and Him. Personal. Led by my Father who made me, who planned my life before He said "Let there be light".
Why don't you open His Word today and discover something wonderful too? He's going to sit beside you and show you glorious things, I promise.
You know, Christian book studies are good to be sure, but plan to spend more time in the Bible than in a book. After all, that's where most great men and women of God found their purpose and their hope...
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