HOLY CONVERSATION!

HOLY CONVERSATION

“I have hidden your word in my heart, that i might not sin against you.” Psalm 119:11, NLT

“I’ve banked your promises in the vault of my heart, so I won’t sin myself bankrupt.” Psalm 119:11, The Message

God’s word is treasure worth laying up, and there is no laying it up safe but in our hearts, and those whose hearts are fed with the bread of life, should with their lips feed many. We feast on God’s Word, meditate on it’s meaning and direction, cry out for wisdom, insight and understanding for we know that it is our sword that defeats the foe but also it is a delicate, powerful tool to heal others.

How do you feel when you have worked hard to put enough money in a savings account in your bank to “fall back on” in hard times? There is a security in knowing you have banked for an emergency, to help someone, or to simply enjoy a vacation someday.

To bank the word of God in our hearts, joyfully and expectantly, carries even greater meaning. When sin attacks, we are ready and delighted to pull God’s Word out of the “bank” of our hearts to protect us. When someone needs encouragement, we go to the “bank” and there is God’s Word that washes over a tormented soul, or heals like a precious oil over the hearts of needy people.

But the Psalmist is most delighted in hiding the word in his heart, banking it for protection from a bankrupted life that only sin can cause. His love for the Word of God and his dedication to remember it and live by it is a theme that is repeated over and over (vv. 11, 15-16, 24, 34, 44, 47, 55, 60, etc.) as we shall see.

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These are the lessons for us in this great psalm. The Word of God is sufficient to make us wise, train us in righteousness, and equip us for every good work (2 Timothy 3:15-17). The Scriptures are a reflection of God’s nature and from them we learn that we can trust His character and His plan and purposes for mankind, even when those plans include affliction and persecution. Blessed indeed are we if our delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law we meditate day and night (Psalm 1:2).

And I’m singing…
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.

When I feel afraid,
And think I’ve lost my way.
Still, You’re there right beside me.
Nothing will I fear
As long as You are near;
Please be near me to the end.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.

I will not forget
Your love for me and yet,
My heart forever is wandering.
Jesus be my guide,
And hold me to Your side,
And I will love you to the end.

Nothing will I fear
As long as You are near;
Please be near me to the end.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.
And a light unto my path.
You’re the light unto my path.

By Amy Grant

Dear Heavenly Father, this song is my prayer, that Your Word would indeed by my guide, my light as well as my delight so that Your Presence is felt and so that others my know You more through me. Your Word. I speak to you in prayer. You answer back through Your Word. Thank you for this Holy conversation. 
In Jesus Name, Amen

About randscallawayffm

Randy and Susan co founded Finding Focus Ministries in 2006. Their goal as former full time pastors, is to serve and provide spiritual encouragement and focus to those on the "front lines" of ministry. Extensive experience being on both sides of ministry, paid and volunteer, on the mission fields of other countries as well as the United States, helps them bring a different perspective to those who need it most. Need a lift? Call us 260 229 2276.
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3 Responses to HOLY CONVERSATION!

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  2. I love this. Thank you for writing!

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