Thursday, February 16, 2017

{ Digging into HIS Word }

Have I already shared this with y'all, because I'm getting to THAT age where I can remember things I wish I couldn't but often can't remember what I ate for breakfast, if it wasn't for the fact that I pretty much eat the same thing every day? 
if I have, please forgive.
If not.....
well, maybe you forgot, too!

I read the Bible through last year and it got to where I would rely on that for my daily Bible reading.  That was so not a good thing for me and I knew it, but it became a crutch.  I'd tell myself that I was reading my Bible, so there was that, but often what I was reading was about things that I didn't feel I could apply to myself, or I'd hurriedly read through so I could mark that off my "to do" list. 
Look, I'm just being honest here.  
At the end of last year, I felt in my spirit that God wanted MORE from me, which is one of the reasons why I feel He gave me that word to focus on in 2017.  As I've turned  back to reading my Bible and digging into His Word, He has spoken to me MORE and MORE each day. Often I get excited to see what He's got in store for me that day.....
and sometimes there's a little dread because of what He is going to point out that I have tried to sweep under the rug and not deal with. 
Again, I'm just being honest.

Well, this morning, I got negativity pointed out to me and here are a couple of things I jotted down in my journal that I gleaned from my study.....

Being negative usually means something is wrong in my heart.

Maybe whatever I'm being negative about is an area where my faith is lacking. 

So, I'm asking the Lord today to pinch my heart 
(how do you like that term?).....
in other words convict me when I become negative.....
to make me MORE aware of my "stinking thinking"!

Oh, how I LOVE digging into the Word of God!

Image result for romans 15:4 niv

If I haven't visited you in a few days, please forgive.
Where do the hours go in the day?
That's another area God is dealing me with.....
how I spend my time.

Mercy, He's got a BIG job dealing with this old gal!

HOPE everybody has a Terrific Thursday.....
and don't forget that tomorrow is our Friday Foto Friends link-up!


  1. Oh Ms. Deb, don't I find myself in the places that you feel God is pointing out to you?! May I be as honest as you...and not try to sweep things under the rug, pretending to have dealt with it when in reality it needs to be confessed and dealt with that God can begin the healing in that spot in my heart. Wonderful post, my friend.

  2. Another good message! I read through the bible several years ago, from the first page to the last. I found myself doing the same thing...hurrying through just because I had to if I was going to read the bible in it's entirety. Didn't think I would ever get through Judges-Nehemiah....and getting through the prophets was a slow go for sure. Mostly because some of it was hard to understand. Although I did fall in love with Isaiah during this time. The New Testament was awesome and I moved right through at a good pace. But mercy...the NT is all about our Lord and Savior and the Good News of His Word.

  3. Negativity can cripple me at times especially facing the unknown. Thank you for this post. I have read the Bible all the way through but it felt like a duty and obligation and I haven't followed a Bible reading program since. I've started a couple since then but I prefer to read one book at a time and look deeply into it. The trouble for me is getting myself to get unbusy enough to sit down and do it!

  4. This applies to me at times, in my Scripture Writing Plan. Sometimes I think I will give it up, but then God will reveal something to me the next day and learn from Him all over again. I cant quit....none of us can. Thank you for your post today and a good reminder.

  5. ohohohohohoh....{{I'm going back into my this applies to me as well))

    Smiles---your not alone, friend, nope. sure not.


Kind words are like honey—
sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
Proverbs 16:24