Absorb It

Ever since I found my old note cards with Bible verses on them, I’ve had such a longing to get back into God’s word and embrace scripture.  In my new favorite book, The Resolution for Women, Priscilla Shirer talks about the power of God’s word saying:

“His Word is not a chore.  Not a nag.  It’s life.  It’s love.  It’s living truth, solid as granite yet soft as a baby’s skin.  And it’s not just to be read.  It’s to absorb.  To bathe in.  To live by.  To inspire us, reshape us, and define us.”

In my Bible study on Sunday night, we talked about how it’s amazing that something written and inspired by God over 2,000 years ago, still remains so incredible powerful and applicable today.  I mean, isn’t that pretty amazing?

Priscilla goes on to list out some affirmation Bible statements that she’s reworded to the first person.  They’re all pretty fabulous, but here are a few of my favorites:

I am competent not in my own abilities but because He has made me competent by His Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:5-6).

I abide in Christ, He abides in me, and I bear much fruit (John 15:5).

The One who is in me is greater than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4).

The Lord guards my going out and my coming in, today and forever (Psalm 121:8).

In Christ, I am whole and complete, lacking nothing (James 1:4).

God’s word is alive and active and SUCH an incredible gift to us.  Let’s do more than just read it, let’s absorb it, and allow it to inspire, reshape, and define us.  


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