There are Many Books That Provide Information, but There’s Only One That Creates Transformation
“If my voice were never heard, what would my life proclaim?”
👆🏽That’s the question that surfaced this morning as I read Psalm 19.
David begins by declaring how the heavens proclaim the glory of God & the skies display His craftsmanship.
What caught my attention, however, were the next 2 verses:
2 Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known.
3 They speak without a sound or word
their voice is never heard.
Isn't verse 3 good? I love rhymers 🤗
The sun, moon & stars need not give word to their message…their very presence simply declares the glory of their Creator!
We, however, are made in His image AND we are given voice to make Him known. The problem surfaces when our words don’t match His Word.😳
I love words & the underbelly of that gift is that I can just as easily use them to hurt as I can to help 😑
Jesus talks about words in Matthew 15, quoting Isaiah when He says, “These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.”
It’s easy to proclaim our love for God, but unbridled words in the hear of a moment reveal what’s hidden in our hearts.
I think this is one of the whys behind my desire to sit & soak in HIS Word every morning. I’m aware of the temptation to wield words for my advantage & the pull to speak words that make me known more than my Maker! It takes a continual soaking in His Word to keep my heart pure.
David tells us of the benefits of this! He writes that the instructions, decrees, commandments & commands of the Lord are:
✨Perfect👉🏽reviving the soul
✨Trustworthy👉🏽making wise the simple
✨Right👉🏽bringing joy to the heart
✨Clear👉🏽giving insight for living
I dare say we all desire that our words match His Word, but it cannot happen without spending time WITH The Word!
Father, there are many books that can inform, but there’s only one that will transform!
Your Word reveals the hidden places in our hearts that need healing. It revives our soul, brings us joy & gives us wisdom to follow Your Way!
May the words of our mouths & the meditations of our hearts be pleasing to You, oh God! May we become Kingdom Carriers of Your Word! Speak through us & wield our words to make You known!
January 23rd One Year Bible Readings