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Finding Delight… in God’s Word – 6 Questions to see if we truly find delight in God’s Word

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To delight in something… is to find pleasure, to ‘please greatly,’ and to be captivated by it.  While searching the meaning of “delight,’ I am finding so many avenues to freely run through.   I find myself falling very short of such as related to God’s Word in this particular area.

I will delight in your statutes;
    I will not forget your word.- Psalm 119:16

I love to meander the meanings of words when searching for them in the Bible and in my life.  Let’s ask ourselves these questions in retrospect to how we view the Bible.. really.
de·light – to please greatly,  ‘an experience guaranteed to delight both young and old
to thrill, to gratify, to appeal to, to take pleasure in, to be entertained by, to glory in, to find our joy, our happiness,  and our gladness within
1.  Are we pleased greatly with reading the Bible and applying it to our lives?  Do we find pleasure in the treasure within?
2.  Do we ‘experience’ the Bible as we read it, live it, and share it with others and even back to God in our prayer time?  Thank you, God, for showing me that I can delight in Your Word and that I can truly memorize it in my heart.
3. Do we revel in the fact that the Bible is able to be delighted with both the young and the old?  No matter what ages our children are, we can keep teaching them its ways.
4.  Are we thrilled, appealed with, and entertained by the Word of God?  We can never say we’re ever bored again.  We always have the Word of God to truly satisfy our every longing.
5. Are we excited to read our Bible everyday, allowing it to appeal to our senses, our needs, our every longing, and every desire?  Woah, that is a huge mouthful that doesn’t set well as I have grumbled and complained about yet one more thing to do each day on many occasions.
6. Do we find our true joy and happiness in the pages of the Word of God?  Ouch, this one steps on my toes as well as I have thought to myself how some of the stories of the Old Testament and names of families descendants really can relate to me. 


When I look at this verse and how I view the pages of old breathed and written by God, I find myself setting way short than these descriptions, but it certainly gives me so much to chew on until I open its pages again and apply it to my everyday life.

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To Build a Home…

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While reading an excerpt on biblical womanhood this afternoon, I came across some challenging, yet interesting words as so many “good” things are easy to be super involved in, the family, and what makes up the foundation of a Godly home does not have priority in our lives.. It takes time. It takes energy. It takes Godly wisdom… all tough things that cannot come from man alone.

Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.

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How To Grieve With Peace… 3 Steps to Start

2 Corinthians 1:3, 4

 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

It is so difficult to know what to do with the emotions, the pain, of losing a loved one.  Where do you put all the grief?

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Love Knows No Limit- Love Series – Part 1

044Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything.  LOVE NEVER FAILS.  1 Corinthians 13:7-8

As my daily scripture calendar looms before me over my kitchen sink, it continuously reminds me of God’s never-ending, unfailing love and promises for His children. It is currently “stuck” on January 24th with this passage from a version of the Bible that I usually never ponder.  The words still ring in my mind, making its way to my heart as we cease the moment to crave its meaning.

Really…no limit?

How often do we limit our own “loves”?  We often say we love something until it hurts, gets uncomfortable, too hard to deal with, takes too much time, whines too much, or just plain makes way too many messes!

As many of us do the day-in-and-out role called Motherhood, we are quite often reminded of the love we have for our children, its endurance, its never-ending, full of hopes, dreams, possibilities inspiration it brings to all… can God really love His children in this way?

No, really… no limit?

We read into the classic, timeless verses of treasure in the Bible that God truly does love us in a LOVE that has no limit.  The lengths He goes, the very fact that Jesus was even a part of the plan to leave the Indescribable splendor of Heaven to reach His Beloved… that’s us.  The tired feet, endless days of serving, the temptations, the hunger, the mocking, the pain, oh, the pain of that cross, the heat, the sweat… no comparison to what little we have to offer another human…

Do you love with limits?  Do you often harbor unforgiveness toward a loved one because they ‘hurt you too much,’ didn’t act in a way you saw fit, or any other reason time has increased its meaning?  Are you missing out on what God’s intention of love is?  No limits?

Do you let yourself ‘love and be loved’? with no limits?

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