Thursday, March 7, 2013

Living His Word

I have been reading through Deuteronomy as of late, and there is much in this book that has caused me to pause and ponder . . . while directed to Israel, I always find a great deal of personal application as well! One morning this week, these two verses especially spoke to my heart . . . .

You shall therefore impress these words of mine on your heart and on your soul; and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall teach them to your sons, talking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road and when you lie down and when you rise up.” 

Deuteronomy 11:18-19

Some of my personal thoughts that I wrote down after reading this passage were . . . “God’s Word is to be so filling our hearts, so filling our minds, that it pervades our daily life . . . through our actions, our words, our thoughts it is present . . . His living Word in us and working through us.”

Oh, what an aim to strive for!

6 comments:

  1. I've had these same thoughts "that it pervades our daily life". I often wonder how I would have been had I been living when Jesus was here ~ I think, constantly thinking about Him and going to listen to Him talk ~ part of my daily life. He is here with me now, I should be like as if He were here physically. Know what I mean? Just to sit at His feet, and listen. :-) This is one of my favorite verses.
    God bless,

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  2. One of my favorite passages and one that makes you stop and ponder the depth of meaning. :)

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  3. Yes, what a great passage! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it Sarah. What you pointed out is so true. I also liked what Anne said above - that's a great way to live, and look at our lives - like we would if we could see our Saviour standing in the room. After all, as Christians, Christ dwells in us, and we ought to listen and learn from His Word, and to the Holy Ghost within us! Great topic!

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  4. Thank you for sharing those thoughts, Mrs. Anne! And what a good reminder that He is right here with us now . . . and He can be just as much of our daily life as when He walked the earth. In fact, He can be even more so as now His Holy Spirit indwells our hearts, and He is our Savior!

    Oh, to have the heart that you shared . . . to sit at His feet and listen . . . truly being a “Mary” instead of a “Martha”.

    Thank you again for sharing as what you wrote was a blessing to me!

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  5. It is one of mine as well, Nabila, and yes, it does!

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  6. It is, Karen! And you’re welcome. :) Thank you for sharing all that you did as it was an encouragement to read! May that truly be our day to day mindset . . . . remembering that He is indwelling us, that He is listening, watching, and waiting for us to listen to Him through His Word and to follow in obedience where He leads. To remember Who it is that we are serving and seeking to please so that we "not lose heart and grow weary." Thank you again for sharing!

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Thanks so much for your comment! Each one is read and enjoyed. :)