I have found a quote that I have decided to make my favorite.
"It is the desire of my heart to love God. And there is no other place where I can learn to do this except in my ordinary, everyday life."
Elizabeth Elliot from "You Are Loved"
There are so many words out there, so many posted, published, spoken and even sung. How on earth could we even begin to take it all in at once? And God hears all of our prayers…consider the noise of all the voices being raised to God and He hears our prayers. He knows, He sees and He hears! I read the news in the paper, on the web and in the magazines. I read the blogs and the emails that are sent to me. I am reading a good book and doing a new Bible Study in His Word…
And I read His Word. His Word is alive, like no other word in any form. I can not tell you the number of times His Word has spoken aloud to my spirit and moved me. It has convicted me, comforted me and given me inspiration. I love that God sent this form of communication to us. It is the most personal, intimate form of relationship one can have with Him. Yet most of us, if we were honest, would admit that we neglect it when our lives get busy. We push it aside for something more time consuming. This is how we fall out of love with God, if we were ever really in love with Him in the first place. I have been enamored by Him at times in my walk, but I let other things and relationships get in between us. And now in the day to day living I am finding myself slowly returning to my first love. He draws me with love notes….His Word!
I visited a sister blogger today and she posed a question about flowers, the importance of giving and recieving them…it made me think of alot of things I could comment on but one I didn’t mention to her is that I see flowers as God’s way of wooing us. On a day when everything is hard, when the loneliness is overbearing and the noise of the world bears down, the sight of flowers make me smile because I know who made them. And He gave me the eyes to see them and I have to rejoice, because deep down I believe He sent them to me…my beloved! His Word is like flowers, colorful, fragrant and abundant for the picking.
"God make me to seek you in your Word! Make me thirsty for the living water flowing from it’s pages."
May this be your prayer, too!
Grace to you,