Wandering... In His Word 10-16-17

Some days I just like to wander around in the Word of God following my ‘rabbit trails’ of notes and highlights.

On days like this I find a ton of encouragement, not matter what I am going through or about to walk in; His Word is always right on time!

This morning started with Deuteronomy 30, and continued to Psalm 37 in my mind as the Word talked of the promise to Israel about receiving the land of their ancestors.

This encouraged me because I believe that God has given me a similar promise. As I read through the daily scripture on my Bible App. I found it also talked of my responsibility to be fruitful and to walk in His direction. Now this is very paraphrased as you will find when you read the scriptures below but to me it was so clear to my life.

When we wander in the Word we will find life applications that meet our own specific needs; how is this so?

The Holy Spirit will bring to light that which we are in need of knowing at the very time we need it.
Look at Acts 2. The folks from the upper room came out to the streets speaking in different languages than what they would have known. There were people visiting that town from many nations and languages who heard them in their own languages. This met the needs to each of those people instead of just to the people from the towns and areas that the dialects the apostles would have been speaking in.  Some say this is because they were speaking in ‘tongues’ and the languages were actually the tongues, or dialects that the people spoke in and that that is why they understood. However, many people think that the ears of the hearers were touched by the spirit of God that brought them understanding to whatever language was spoken. Either way God provided a clear message to the people around them and that was clear to us; He knows our need and can speak to us in whatever way it will take to get us to hear it.

As I read on in the Word, and am now listening to it in Acts I heard of the stories of God healing the people and the people following Him teaching those who would hear His voice through them.

This was encouraging because it reminded me that we never know how easy it is to share a word of encouragement until we are told to do so.  Maybe you are one who would not want to share with a stranger on the street, but maybe you would share online where its more anonymous or sending a note in the mail?  If you are given the task to share the Love of God with someone then do so, in what ever way you can that you may be fruitful and multiply the kingdom by planting the seeds that someone else may come along and gather it up in the harvest!

Each of us has a purpose, or rather a few once we believe on the Lord Jesus Christ; we must be obedient to His Word, be Loved by God and one another, and be fruitful and multiply the kingdom of God. The question is how do we achieve this?

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14

If we try to live our lives acceptable in His sight then we will no doubt achieve the purpose He has given us! In whatever way He has given it to us. Some will be teachers, some preachers, etc.
 All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it. Here are some of the parts God has appointed for the church: first are apostles, second are prophets, third are teachers,then those who do miracles, those who have the gift of healing, those who can help others, those who have the gift of leadership, those who speak in unknown languages.  Are we all apostles? Are we all prophets? Are we all teachers? Do we all have the power to do miracles? 
1 Corinthians 12:27-29

On with my wanderings let’s look up Ephesians 4 today and read the full chapter because it gives us such insight to how to live! (Just follow the links below to find the full chapters)
It tells us not to be bitter to be kind and loving pretty much. So to live the purposeful life we must walk in Christ, and do as He would do, which is pretty much what it says. That is not always easy, in fact it is often hard to do when people are mean or rude but we need to keep the peace and try to do what He would do regardless in order to follow His direction. I mean, Jesus did turn over the tables of the money changers in the temple entrance but that was a bit different than someone cutting you off on the freeway. We need to get the Word in us to get the Word flowing out of us. We need to read more of the Bible to be able to live and walk in Christ properly. Otherwise we will be in continual turmoil in life.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for your Word, thank you that we can read it daily and get fed up on the goodness provided there by You. Help us to walk in Your Spirit, and walk our days knowing that each and every step ordered by You; In Jesus’ name, amen.

Suggested reading 1 Corinthians 12:1-19, Ephesians 4:1-32, Deuteronomy 30:1-20 and Psalm 19:1-14