Deuteronomy 33:3 Yea, he loved the people; all his saints are in thy hand: and they sat down at thy feet; every one shall receive of thy words.
Jeremiah 15:16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.
I am so thankful for the Bible. It is an incredible Book, full of prophecy both fulfilled and yet to come, full of wisdom and history and life-changing Words. Reading it builds my faith, strengthens my character, brings me to repentance, teaches me to praise. I have found (on a quite regular basis, alas!) that my lack of zeal in reading it and studying it simply and shamefully exposes my heart in the importance I give God’s words, and in the woefully inadequate amount of gratitude I have for them.
I regret as a young woman not knowing the Lord, and with it not spending time in study of the Word. It is difficult at best to carve out time even with the best of intention with a husband and half a dozen children needing my attention. But, like any knitting project, picking at it bit by bit, even for small amounts of time during the day, adds up.
We must eshew the things that suck away what little free time we do have if they cause us to slumber from drinking of the Word. If we are more anxious and eager to check our email (or Facebook) accounts than to read the Bible, then let us be pricked, Oh God! If we are more willing to tap out our own words to others (talk talk talk) than to savor and spend time in prayer to our Father (and listen listen listen), then our view of ourselves is sorely in need of mending.
A King James Bible, a concordance, a notebook and pencil. And our hearts. With humility comes understanding and wisdom and strength for the day. If you’ve been a little thirsty lately, I just wanted to remind us all where the living water really is. Drink from it today.