Dwelling in life
One night I dreamed my sweet husband and I were driving in the mountains. When we turned a corner, people were in the middle of the street where they had fallen on ice and snow. Slipping and sliding, the people could not find their footing.
The dream reminds me of what is happening in our world. People are slipping and sliding, stumbling and falling, because they are not standing firm on (and in) the word of God. A secure footing can’t be found without God’s word, and God’s guidance can’t be received without knowing The Word – Jesus Christ.
Throughout the Bible, this statement is made, “The word of the Lord came to…” God’s word came to people to guide, warn, and bring encouragement and hope. God continues speaking, yet I wonder how many will listen. Would we know the word of the Lord if it came to us? Reading the word of the Lord, the Bible, helps us to hear and know The Word.
Jesus, the Word, became flesh and dwelt among us. For those who invite Him into their lives, He dwells within them. As we dwell in the life given through Jesus Christ, we become united in His Spirit. Jesus said His sheep hear His voice, they know Him, and they follow Him (John 10:27). How cool is that?
Jesus, The Word, dwells in us and His Holy Spirit brings guidance, comfort, and encouragement. Jesus is the Life, and with a relationship with Him we dwell in His life. As we read God’s word, we are reading The Word, and are given insight and wisdom not found in this world.
God’s word is filled with power, active and alive, bringing living water renewal to thirsty souls. Stand firm in these slippery times by reading the Bible. God’s word brings you healing, hope, joy, wisdom, encouragement, perfect peace, setting free and bringing light to guide your feet and a lamp for your path. Renew your mind with scripture, fill your thoughts with God’s word, study and meditate on the verses. God’s word is an indispensable weapon in the fight against demonic forces and the lies of the enemy.
Every time you read God’s word; the truth will dwell deeper in your life as you dwell deeper in the One who brings life.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word. Thank You for Jesus and thank You for the Bible. Thank You that when I give my life to Jesus, I am blessed to dwell in His eternal life.
Father, help me to meditate on Your word throughout the day and night. Your promise is that I will be blessed, happy, fortunate, soul-prosperous, and enviable when I delight in and desire Your precepts, instructions, and teachings. As I meditate on Your Word and observe what You have written, You will help me deal wisely and have good success.
Help me ponder and study Your word, because then I will be like a tree firmly planted and tended by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper and come to maturity.
God’s Timeless Truth
“Every Scripture is God-breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, [and] for training in righteousness (in holy living, in conformity to God’s will in thought, purpose, and action), So that the man of God may be complete and proficient, well fitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work.” ~ 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (AMPC)
“This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success.” ~ Joshua 1:8 (AMPC)
“For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.” ~ Hebrews 4:12 (AMPC)
“Blessed (happy, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who … his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God) he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night. And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity].” ~ Psalm 1:1-3 (AMPC)
From, Time with The Timeless One by Lisa Buffaloe, https://amzn.to/3HD6yAw
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Yes, yes and yes!! Life is more meaningful when Jesus is in the center of it. I was blind and now I see. Thank you, Jesus! Love you, sweet Lisa. Blessings. ((hugs))
Rejoicing with you, sweet Tess! We are so blessed to have life in the life of our Savior. Love you, sweet friend! BIG blessings and hugs to you! ((((((hugs)))))) XOXO