"Give ear to my words, O Lord, Consider my meditation. Give heed to the voice of my cry. My King and my God. For to You I will pray. My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord. In the morning I will direct it to You, and I will look up." Psalm 5:1-3
You know that in the Bible it says that God's word is alive! And I believe it! On this very day that I was reading and kind of skipping around in my Bible, I was feeling blue. I have been hit hard again with the empty nest syndrome or as I like to call it " The empty nest blues" and these scriptures that I found were perfect for me! It is so comforting to know that David, who was known as having a heart was after God's own heart, would get down too and he asked God to give ear, listen to his cries and consider his meditation. God was faithful and did listen to David and God did comfort David and he comforts me.
"But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy because You defend them. Let those also who love Your name be joyful in You. For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous with favor. You will surround him as with a shield." Psalm 5:11-12
God's telling me to rejoice, put my trust in Him and shout for Joy because he will defend me. He calls me to be joyful in Him. God promises that He will bless the righteous with favor and surround me as with a shield! Wow, what a beautiful picture!
"I will praise You, O Lord with my WHOLE heart!!! I will tell of all of Your marvelous works! I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most high!"
Being joyful and glad is a choice. The scripture above states "I WILL be glad", not I will try to be glad or I wish I could be glad, but I can't. Nope, it states, "I WILL be glad!" Joy is a fruit of the spirit. God wants us to have His joy. We get His joy by worshiping and praising Him, reading His words, being thankful, trying our best to abide by His laws and to try and live like Christ, asking for forgiveness and being forgiven. It's a simple formula, but we tend to make it harder than it needs to be or we tend to want to forget a step.
"The words of the Lord are pure words, Like silver tried in a furnace of earth. Purified seven times." Psalm 13:6
God's words are PURE WORDS! I am so thankful that He gave us His words!
"I will love you O, Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I will call upon the Lord who is worth to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies." Psalm 18:1-3
Thank you Father in Heaven for giving us the Bible, Your Words, to read. Thank you for all you do in our lives. We worship an awesome God who is worthy to be praised!
Ladies, if you are not getting your daily spiritual nutrition from reading the Bible every day and spending uninterrupted, devoted prayer to God, I highly recommend that you start now. It is vital to your walk with God and with your relationships in your life with your husband, children, family, friends and co-workers, etc. In our crazy world of uncertainty today, it is critical that you are well equipped, stocked up, and you are clothed in the armor of God to go out and face it all.
"For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart." Hebrews 4:12