Word! In His Word 9-24-2023

 Word! in His Word 9-24-23

Around this time of the year a lot of people start praying for what their word for the year is going to be but today I want you to think about what is your word for today.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105

The word of the Lord is right. For the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth. Psalm 33:4

If his Word is a lamp to your feet then you will see where to walk.  If it is a light unto your path you'll see a way ahead of you.

Our objective today is to study the Word of God.  The whole Bible is our word but sometimes when we're studying it we happen to see a certain scripture that stands out to us. In the beginning of my Christian walk, it was;

 ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart and not in your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.’ Proverbs 3:5-6

This was crucial for me back then ,and  actually I've had it come up several times in my life because as God wrote it on my heart he knew they were going to be times in my life when I did not know what to do and I had to just trust Him. There were times when both of my parents passed that I did not know what to do and He said trust Him and I did.

Now I wish it was that easy, but it's not. Sometimes when we want to trust God it is the most difficult thing for us to do. Trusting Him to provide food for us like I've told you before how God has provided food for me on my porch when I was single and living alone,  not making enough to make ends meet at all, barely paying my bills.. He always provided and I never will very seldom went hungry. He always provided a place where I could get food from my dad's house, or my friends  always invited me in and offered me food when I came to their doors for a visit. So, there was always something in my belly.

God has given me so many words throughout the years that I've been following Him. ‘Follow Me’ was one of them that has a residue of trust involved in it.

You know that game ‘trust me ‘we play it to explain to someone what it means to blindly trust because you cannot see out the back of your head no matter how many parents and teachers say they have eyes in the back of their head?  God really sees what's behind us. He also sees what's before us further than we can even look!

Our job, or purpose in this is to follow him blindly if necessary.

This reminds me of yesterday when my husband and I were walking up a street in Berkeley, California .I you've been there, you know that the streets are not really that even. You have to walk carefully and me being me I was walking extremely carefully. .Because of this I was walking a little bit slow while holding on to my husband's arm.  I heard some tapping behind us as there was, a couple people talking . My husband glanced back while we were walking and said let's move over and let them go by.  As they walked by I realized there was a woman who was blind using her stick, tapping it on the ground. That's what I heard, while she was talking with her husband. I noticed that she was perfectly content to be walking slowly behind us, but they thanked us and they continued on before us

This is my example of walking blindly ahead not knowing what's in front of you . She didn't know that there was a clumsy person  walking in front of her.  I'm going to take, that remark  back;  somebody who has happened to easily trip when I go to fast.

All that said, I know that God my heavenly father has given us each a word for today, it might be ‘Trust’ it might be ‘overcome’, it might be ‘believe ‘.Whatever word it is that God has given you I want you to think on these things.

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:7-9

What I know about this is that when the words of the page stand out to us we need take notice. We need to pray and ask God how we can use that scripture for . I mean you know you can read through the whole Bible, and it stands out to a certain extent. 

Sometimes,  at least for me ,  a certain scripture will feel as though it were just written on my heart. I see it  a little bit more clearly than other verses I am reading, and I can see how that can be applied to my life in the moment that I'm in. No, I'm not saying use it like a Horoscope! Asking God what should I get today what is today have for me but, what  I am saying is ask the Lord to guide you for today and then trust that He will do it.

Ask the Lord to give you direction in your Bible study today, if you are to study a word precisely or a full set of verses. Seek the Lord in all that you do, and especially in the Word.

So, today as he lights your path I trust that you will find I were to walk in a word to live in as you walk in his love,

Teresa Wilson

Pondering- In His Word (late edition) 9-20-2023


Pondering In His Word (late edition) 9-20-2023

O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up  You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You see me when I travel  and when I rest at home., You know everything I do. You know what I am going to say,  even before I say it, Lord. You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand! I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! Psalm 139 :1-7

As I was off doing what I call ‘galivanting around’ with my husband, we took the time to attend church at a random historic church in the town we were in. It was very different for me to attend it because I am used to the loud and exciting worship service that has a somewhat invisible agenda format. There is a specific order of things, but it is not handed out and we do not recite certain words as it says to. For the most part I would say it’s a more free style of worship.

This church was one that handed out a paper bulletin and had a certain time for us to say ‘amen’ or agree with the speaker, or to read scriptures in unison. Thought it seemed a bit regimented when it came down to the preacher preaching it was right on spot! God’s word will not come back void. I truly enjoyed the old hymns as well, though I was out of practice reading the words from all of the verses I found them thought provoking.

The Pastor shared his story of how God knew what he needed, back in his college days. It was awesome!

He was given a sweatshirt for a Christian Athletic club when he was not yet saved. Circumstances came up that caused him to be wandering worried about his academics and he ran into a person who read the shirt and invited him to come to their group meeting. Long story short the man got saved in one of their meetings! He is a pastor today so that should show you God changed his plan from being a professional athlete to a man who followed God’s plan for him.


He kept reminding me it was not about me! We were doing this trail to a special ship my husband always wanted to see and go on. We enjoyed it once we got to it, it was a dream come true for him. Me I whined a lot near the end, then once again remembered that I could do all things through Christ who gave me strength. So, I prayed “ Lord , give me that strength! I need your strength to do tis for my husband!”

He gave me a final  as we finished the trail! WOW!  It was very hard, we traveled more than the usual walk because we looked at the special lunch location and enjoyed some New England Clam Chowder in New England!  It was great too!

My reward? Not only did I gain the reminder that I could not get away from His presence but just as we were deciding not to walk to the bus or train station to get back to the place we were staying a Taxi drove up just by where we were! We had not seen many all day!  I believe God knew our thoughts and encouraged that man to drive up just when we needed it!

A small thing like that may seem inconsequential to you but it was a huge deal to me!  I was able to ride instead of walking on my very much tired legs! With several thoughts to ponder I thought of how great my God is to push me so far and know my limits just the same!

What do you think you cannot do today? What is God pushing you through so He can give you a blessing on the other end?

Think on these things!

In His love, and In His Word.

Teresa Wilson