Written The Eve of New Years’ Eve 2014 for devotion time
Good evening! I hope everyone had a wonderful day. Well, tomorrow is it, the last day of 2014. What has been, has been… what is, is for now.. what is to come, only the Lord knows!
How sweet are Thy Words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth
Tonight I was preparing some of the food for a dinner we are hosting tomorrow night, naturally, “taste testing” is required!
I was in the kitchen (unsupervised), while Jonathan and Charles were in the den, neck-high in bowl games.
Finally, there was a lapse in football, so my guys decided they were hungry and wanted to know what I would like to eat! Well, I didn’t exactly ‘fess up, to sampling my goods, so I just agreed to whatever they decided to go get and bring back.
They returned and went straight back to watching sports again, as I went in there with them, using the “girly”, “I don’t want to watch football”, as an excuse to take a majority of my dinner back to refrigerate for later.
I was so full, nothing else appealed to me.
Looking at our verse for tonight, thinking about the Sweet Words of our Lord and Savior, let’s jump in and devour what He has to say for us! Let’s just eat up every tasty morsel He gives us in Scripture, to the point that we are so full of Truth, we have no desire nor room for anything else!
Precious God and Father
We give thanks today for Your Word
For the Love Letter You have written us, O God
You did not just throw us out here on this planet
Into the vastness of the universe
We are not some random group of cells just happening to take form
We are Your creation
Fearfully and wonderfully made
Thank You that You are mindful of us!
That You sent Your Son to sacrifice His life for ours
Fill us, please, with Your Words
Please help us take Scripture to heart and into our minds
Release the Truth into our souls, to our marrow, let it course through our veins
Let it, please, be such a part of who we are
We are as aware of It as or own heartbeat
To a point we could not, nor would we want to
Function without It!
Please let us allow the Scriptures to sustain us
To nourish our very being
Lord, we do not want to have an appetite for what the world has to offer, it is poisonous and empty. It’s ways lead to death.
Please let us hunger and thirst for Your Word, alone! We want to crave Its incredible sweetness! How delightful is each Morsel, every nugget of Truth!
Your Word is crispy, crunchy, ooey, gooey, smooth and tender! The texture is magnificent and the temperature perfect!
We give You praise for the buffet of spiritual blessing! May we thankfully delight in the feast our Father provides!
Please let us mature and graduate from the milk to the meat of Your Word, as we yearn to grow in our knowledge and understanding of our Precious Lord.
Our Father, let us realize the Word is right there, available to us, always, as is the Spirit Who will help us when we seek understanding.
Let us not starve ourselves when we have all we need within reach.
We so appreciate the opportunity we have to study, learn and discuss our faith openly, without fear of penalty, punishment or death
Almighty God, open our eyes to the importance of NOT squandering these rights
They are privileges, not entitlements!
Please, too, we ask
Be with our sisters and brothers who face persecution
Please give them peace and strength as they persevere, bringing You glory
We ask for the ones who do not know You, that You would make Yourself real to them, O God
We cannot, nor do we want to, understand what facing this world today would be like without a relationship with the Eternal Lord
In the Name of Jesus
“Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus”
“You Are My All In All”