Thursday, September 1, 2011

Eating the Word...

Ezekiel 3:1-3 ~ And he said to me, “Son of man, eat what is before you, eat this scroll; then go and speak to the people of Israel.” So I opened my mouth, and he gave me the scroll to eat.
Then he said to me, “Son of man, eat this scroll I am giving you and fill your stomach with it.” So I ate it, and it tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth.

The Word. It's our daily bread. Our sustenance. Our nourishment for life.

Read it. Study it. Chew slow enough to savor it. Digest it.

Then be filled. Be filled with all that is necessary to fulfill the calling He has for you.

Eating the Word, chewing on it, brings knowledge of the Creator. It's our lifeline to Him.

Feast on the Word through the life-giving water of the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit that imparts understanding of the Word.

How? How does one feast on the Truth when energy runs low and desire is lacking?

This Christ-follower knows how that feels. I, acknowledging my lack of desire to read the Word, prayed to Him for an insatiable hunger to know Him more intimately. And He gave it to me.

And when I felt that desire dwindling, the knees would bend in prayer once more, and my faithful Father would once again reach down into my heart and reestablish the root system of yearning for knowledge of Him.

But it was more than the desire to simply obtain knowledge. He gave the gift of a desire to really know Him.

Father - Continue to fill me with a deep-rooted desire to know You. I pray that I would see Your Word as my life-sustaining nourishment. I pray that I would never feel filled, but that I would always hunger for more of You, more of Your insight, more of Your wisdom, more of Your truth.

"Prone to wander, Lord I feel. Prone to leave this God I love; here's my heart, O take and seal it, seal it for thy courts above." ~ Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

1 comment:

A Primitive Homestead said...

Thanks for sharing. Blessings!