Monday, May 14, 2007

Walking Daily in the Word of God

"Be still, and know that I am God." (Psalm 46:10)
Before you open God's Word, stop all other activities and remove distractions. Give the Lord your full attention. Be still, and consciously enter into the presence of the Savior. Look unto the Lord Jesus. Do not rush into His presence, but enter reverently and lovingly.
"Give attendance to reading." (1 Timothy 4:13)
Read the Word of God thoughtfully and carefully. Plan to read the Scriptures with some sequence. Read a passage thoroughly. It is better to read a short passage well than to read a long portion with little comprehension.
"Thou shalt meditate therein day and night." (Joshua 1:8)
After reading a passage, ask this question, "What is God saying?" Think about what you just read. Meditate on God's Word. Notice key words and phrases, and seek to find God's emphasis. You will likely re-read some portions of Scripture as you meditate on God's message to you.
"Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables." (Habakkuk 2:2)
As God by His Spirit speaks to you, take the time to write down the truths you are discovering in His Word. Perhaps you have found a promise to claim or a command to heed. Perhaps God has shown you a sin that needs to be confessed or a stumbling block to avoid. In your own words, make a record of what God is saying. Expressing your thoughts in words will help you to remember what you have learned about God.
"Men ought always to pray, an d not to faint." (Luke 18:1)
When you are abiding in the Lord and in His Word, you are ready to meet Him in prayer. Our Savior not only longs to speak to us, He also longs to hear us speak to Him. Pray specifically about the things He has revealed to you in His Word.
"Observe to do according to all that is written therein." (Joshua 1:8)
God's revelation to us demands a response. His Word is to be acted upon. The purpose of knowing the Scriptures is not to obtain knowledge, but to glorify God by living in obedience to His will. When the Lord speaks to you through his Word, obey His commands, and obey immediately.
"...The same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also." (2 Timothy 2:2)
The Holy Spirit will continue to teach us His Word if we are willing to pass it along to others. Deliberately share with others the treasures you have found in the Scriptures. Be a living testimony of the power of the Word of God.
And now a quick announcement on behalf of Shane! He has blogged some quiz results lately and is anxiously awaiting your opinions. Please visit him and leave a comment! A link to his blog is listed on my right side bar as Battle King Shane. Thanks from his mom.


Pat said...

Funny how one Book has all the attributes we need and desire!!

jennifer said...

Fantastic ....I like this post very much!

Daughter of the King said...

Pam this was so so good....
Very timely....Did you come up with this....

Can I use it on my blog?


Penless Thoughts said...

Good advice for prayer and study time! The Bible truly is God manual to live by for us.

Jungle Mom said...

Love it! Easy to follow and to the point, the way I need things to be!!

Tina said...

that was good Pam, thanks


Pam, This was great. It was a real blessing to me. Thank you for sharing it with us all. connie from Texas

Now, I will go check out Shane's blog

Pat said...

Missed you yesterday!! Saw your handsome some, though!! Did not get a chance to tak to him.

I knew you would be in the Word and focusing on the Lord, though!!
And, you WERE!!

Thanks for sharing!!

HsKubes said...

Thank you for sharing this.
It was a blessing to read!

~ Christina

Beemoosie said...

Great post!
And you are so right...blanket straight from Mexico! DH and I went to Playa del Carmen for our Honeymoon 9 years ago!

Julie's Jewels said...

This is excellent Sis!! I'm going to check out Shane's blog now.

Just Mom said...

This is a great way to do daily devotions. Thanks for sharing your wisdom.

Penless Thoughts said...

Hi Pam - Just saw your comment on my blog and had to come say Hi again. I don't mind looking like a Grandma at all.....I are one. I don't want to look "Grandma-ish" . Maybe I should have said "matronly". I told my girls if anyone sees me like that we need to do something radical!! :o)

You sure looked stylish in the recent photos you posted!

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Great Post. We need reminders now and again.

Abouna said...

Pam, Just thought I would let you know the Breaking News that has just come over Fox News:

Rev. Jerry Fallwell, the founder of Liberty University in Lynchburg, VI has gone to be with the Lord.

The Country has lost a truly strong voice for morality, and his passing will have a great effect upon us all.

Anonymous said...

let's not forget:

If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother...all the men of the city shall stone him with stones, that he die.... (Deut. 21:18, 21).

...and yet liberals would try to take away our God-given warrant to beat, and if necessary, stone our rebellious children to death.

Tancredo in '08!

Webutante said...

This is a wonderful post Pam and bears repeating often. We just can't be in the Word enough and then meditate and pray on it daily, hourly, and minutely!

Tiany said...

Amen!! This was wonderful, I might have to link to your post! (if thats ok) Thanks for sharing that, simple, true and to the point!