Thankful Thursday - God's Word

PhotobucketRecently I was in a conversation where a believer made the comment that The Bible was really boring and they had a hard time reading it. I felt the passion rise up within me as I said,"God's Word, boring? How can you say that? The Words that are written on those pages are God's very word written for us. Through them we gain knowledge of who God is, what He has done and what He will do. His Word is life to the believer, it's the air we breathe. It's His love letter. We should long for those times when we are in it. Don't get me wrong there are days I miss, but my heart aches to be in the Word if it's been too many days. It's painful to my soul! As a believer if you are not completely passionate about reading and studying God's Word you might want to examine your heart.If there is no sin keeping you from loving His word maybe you could try reading it with an attitude of getting to know God personally. Who He is! What He has done! Don't sit down to read with the attitude of 'what can I get'." (or something along that line)

The person smiled at me and said, "Ok! Ok! you are certainly passionate about His Word. Maybe you're right"

Yes they were right I do hunger after God's Word, but I still fail to be in it always like I want. But those times I skip it I can tell you that I become like a person anxious to get back to her favorite book to see what happens next!

So today I am thankful for God's Word written to me...
His Word keeps me blameless and pure
His Word is a treasure I store in my heart
Memorizing His Word may keep me from sin
I meditate on His Word and delight in it
I am strengthen by His Word
His Word offers me hope
It is a light for my path
His Word brings freedom
It gives understanding (Ps 119)
His Word is Truth (John 17:17)
It is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness
It equips me for every good work (2Titus 3:16,17)
His Word is my sword (Eph 6:17)
His Word is living and active
It is sharper than any double-edged sword
it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow;
it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. (Heb 4:12)
Reading His Word brings joy to my heart (Ps 19:8)
His Word is trustworthy (Ps 111:7)

Of course there are many more reasons to be THANKFUL for His WORD, but you'll have to read it for yourself to find out!

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  1. A very inspirational post. I can definitely see that you are passionate about God's Word. I'm sure that pleases Him very much.

  2. Bless you for being so passionate about Gods Word dear one.

  3. How can we NOT be passionate about God's word?! If we love Him? It makes me sad when I am not, cause it is like a litmus test for my heart. It is a good reminder to cry out to Him to help me, to change my heart, cause if I'm not valuing His words, then I'm valuing something else, and that's scary!
    Yes, my hubby is a sweetie! This is one way that he shows his love toward me, and I think it really helps us to appreciate each other. If we were closer, I'd call you to go out to dinner! :)
    Check out my latest post that God so reminded me of submission, it was SO exciting to me!

  4. Milk does get boring. We gotta get in there and chew a bit for it to be more interesting and life changing...
    I love your passion Sharon, it's contagious! Is your header new? It is beautiful.
    have a wonderful week...

  5. I love this list. it is a great reminder of all the we are given through the word! Thanks!

  6. It is truly food for our souls and our spirit and we must continue to eat daily at His table. You have a wonderful blog!!!

  7. Thank you so for your thankful list this week. What a wonderful reminder for us all!

  8. I am so glad that you shared your passion with someone who is a Christian. I so agree with your reasons why you passionate and thankful for His word. Especially the comfort and the sword :)

    Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us this week.

    Blessings to you and yours.

  9. Tee shirt contest is finished and a winner is announced and the design is finished!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go and take a look and I will get out and about and get caught up on all my friends blogs……………….. I will try to read and find out what you gals have been up to this week…………..


  10. i, too, am thankful for His word. but i wish i was at the level you are...

    but my heart aches to be in the Word if it's been too many days. It's painful to my soul!

    i know when i haven't been in His word for a couple of days but the longer it goes, the more it feels like a chore. it's not until i'm in it daily that i really enjoy it and it feeds my soul.

  11. Wonderful post! I to desire God's word, and I sometimes don't get into it like I should, but he is growing a passion and desire in me, yes even a hunger for his word! Beth Moore once said and I live by it - if you don't have passion or desire for God's word, pray too! He will answer that in a big YES!!! So True!


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