Through our heartfelt pursuit of God within His Word, He will illuminate what He’s already said and what He’s already done to shed light on any darkness that tries to creep into our day.

Creep…Creep…Not So…
Seek…Seek What God speaks!
Darkness is negated with the light of God’s Word!

MY FAITH EXPRESSIONS

While I was doing a devotional on yesterday, I came across some Scriptures that if truth be told, are prompts to remind us that God has already provided us with a book filled with significant Words from His heart to ours. It is full to overflowing, bursting with nothing but truth.

As part of our life’s experiences, we have those days where we REALLY desire to hear a significant Word from the Lord. We desire an unequivocal Word from Him to bring about change and produce an immediate shift in our atmosphere, something that will bring light into the darkness that is attempting to creep in.

So, what do we have to do? We have to seek after the truth of His Word. “I’m listening. God speak to me.”

We must position ourselves to hear from God. We must be found seeking the healing and the comfort that we desire, through His Word. All that He wants us to know is already available to us.

Through our heartfelt pursuit of God within His Word, He will illuminate what He’s already said and what He’s already done to shed light on any darkness that tries to creep into our day.

Creep…Creep…Not So…
Seek…Seek What God speaks!
Darkness is negated with the light of God’s Word!

What is God’s Word to those who believe? It is a sure foundation. It is truth.

1 Kings 8:56 (NLT) says,
“Praise the Lord who has given rest to his people Israel, just as he promised. Not one word has failed of all the wonderful promises he gave through his servant Moses.

God used Moses to relay His Words to the people of Israel because they did not have a direct connection and pathway to God. In contrast, and as a great reward, through the death of God’s Son, Jesus Christ, we have been given uninterrupted access to God. We have been provided with the Word of God through the Bible and we can talk to Him through Jesus Christ, as the Holy Spirit also resides and intercedes on our behalf. We can take His wonderful promises and hold them as truth, because not one Word that He has uttered has or ever will fail. We can pray these Words to Him and remind Him of what He said, not because He has forgotten, but because it shows our faith and trust in His truth.

Psalms 119:89 (NLT) says,
Your eternal word, O Lord,
stands firm in heaven.

Psalms 119:151 (NLT) says,
But you are near, O Lord,
and all your commands are true.

Psalms 119:160 (NLT) says,
The very essence of your words is truth;
all your just regulations will stand forever.

We can do more than just trust in God’s eternal Word. We are able to rely on its stability, because it stands firm in heaven. We can know that God is always near and all of His commands are true. We can have confidence knowing that it will always be there as our hope and our guide.

God’s Word Provides Comfort

Joshua 1:9 (NLT) says,
This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Regardless of the on-going battles that we face, God is with us. He is right by our side during the good times and during the not so good times.

Psalms 23:4 (NLT) says,
Even when I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will not be afraid,
for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff
protect and comfort me.

We have that lasting protection and comfort that we can draw from in times of need.

Psalms 27:1 (NLT) says,
The Lord is my light and my salvation—
so why should I be afraid?
The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger,
so why should I tremble?

The light of the Lord can never be extinguished. When the Lord is present, it’s never truly lights out. When we send forth praises, we can watch the cloud that is blocking this marvelous light be shifted so that you and I can feel the heat of the presence of God over our lives. It warms our souls and even works to unthaw those frozen places within our hearts. Those issues that we have pushed to the back of our minds and hearts, and have neglected to seek the warmth of God to bring about healing, God’s Word works to change and soften those spots. That so-called “protective” covering or shield that we ourselves have put in those places that keeps us from moving forward, yet, feels as though we are safe, can be melted away so that we can find true safety in the arms of Christ.

God’s Word Provides Strength

Philippians 4:13 (NLT) says,
For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.

This is proof that we should not and do not have to try to do anything of our own strength. Our strength comes directly from the Lord.

Isaiah 40:29 (NLT) says,
He gives power to the weak
and strength to the powerless.

Psalms 119:28 (NLT) says,
I weep with sorrow;
encourage me by your word.

Even as we sit with tears rolling down our cheeks, or we feel the depths of sorrow within our hearts, His Word is a source of encouragement and strength.

Ephesians 6:10 (NLT) says,
A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.

He commands us to be strong in Him; in HIS MIGHTY POWER. We cannot do this on our own, but His power is the source that ignites the fire within and will cast a light across everything that comes to darken our view.

God’s Word Provides Peace

Colossians 3:15 (NLT) says,
And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.

Peace! It comes from Him. Give Him thanks for everything.

1 Peter 5:7 (NLT) says,
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.

We do not have to carry our burdens. Even when there is no one physically around us that we are able to turn to or trust with the issues of our heart, our God cares about us and He is listening for our shout.

“Lord, Help Me!”

Philippians 4:7 (NLT) says,
Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

Psalms 29:11 (NLT) says,
The Lord gives his people strength.
The Lord blesses them with peace.

“Lord, I need to experience Your peace! Let it be a familiar presence over my life.”

Anything that we are seeking can be found in God’s Word. It just takes a willingness to put forth the time and give everything over to Him. We have to fight. Victory is already ours, but we should be constantly progressing in our faith and growing in our knowledge of who God is. We have to want Him to lead our lives. He may not change the situation right away, but He will change us, because His Word produces change in all those who are willing to believe and receive what He has for them.

There is so much richness to be found in God’s Word. Let us open the pages and receive what He freely offers. I know you get tired and weary sometimes, but God will make available the strength that you need while you wait on Him.

Psalms 40:1-2 (NLT) says,
1 I waited patiently for the Lord to help me,
and he turned to me and heard my cry.
2 He lifted me out of the pit of despair,
out of the mud and the mire.
He set my feet on solid ground
and steadied me as I walked along.

Truth be told, when we seek God through His Word, He hears our hearts cry!

God, I’m listening and I know You hear me.  

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