Now, before you think I am trying to "toot my own horn," realize that there is obviously a reason I have been writing posts since September consistently and not had this problem. Oh, I have been reading my Bible most days, and sure I research what others have to say about certain topics that come up in my reading, but I haven't really been "into the Word." This week the Word has consumed me! Every spare moment I get I want to be reading it! If I'm not reading the Word, I'm looking at verses or reading this book I started called A Woman's Guide to Spiritual Warfare, or watching sermons with my husband, or talking to friends about what God is doing in our lives, or talking to my husband about what God has for our lives. To be completely honest, I just haven't really been inspired to write about Homesteading! I enjoy homesteading don't get me wrong, and it's what this blog is all about, but my passion in life is God!
Often times we fill up our lives with a bunch of jobs or hobbies. For me its homesteading, giving baton lessons, teaching school, working out, and blogging. Each of us has a different list, but we enjoy these things, and we find satisfaction in doing them for the Lord. This is great! However, let us not "forget our first love." This week I have been getting into the Word. I just can't get enough. I want to know what it says . . . not just know it, but know it so well that I believe it! Believing it changes my life! Believing means I want more, I need more, I've got to have more in order to survive! The Word is my power source!
Remember when I told you our 2011 is the year of "exousia"? I noted that this word is referring to the "power" or spiritual "authority" that God has given us (believers) through the gift of his Holy Spirit. The only way to tap into this gift is by getting into the Word and into God! We have to know the Scripture if we are to defend against the enemy and the lies he tries to decieve us with! If your marriage is falling apart, if you are struggleing with complacency, if you are wondering why you don't see miracles, if you're sick and prayers don't seem to be working, if your having a hard time paying the bills, if your doubting your faith . . . the list could go on and on. If any of these things . . . the answer is . . . GET INTO THE WORD!!!!
This is my challenge to all of us! Get passionate, get excited, prepare to see God work in your life! Be sure to come back and let everyone know how getting into the Word is changing your life! What are you learning, discovering, believing, seeing?
"Man does not live on bread alone,
but on every word that comes from the mouth of God"
~Jesus (using Scripture to respond to a lie from Satan)