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Rest, Help and Strength? It’s Ours for the Taking.

by Kelly Crawford

“Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.”

I know this. But in the grind of life, the busyness of the day, I have let the lamp go out, stumbling about this life.

“My soul is weary; strengthen me according to your word.”

Rest for my soul is ready and available, yet so often I look to other things for distraction.

“Your word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against You.”

How many times have I left my heart empty, instead of a deliberate filling with truth, and the enemy has filled it instead with lies that cause me to sin?

The Lord calls me, this day, to run to His Word and be filled; to drink of the fountain of life so that living waters can flow from me. Will I go? Will I meditate on His Word, His truth, will I let Him feed my soul?

It’s the reason I put Scripture to music. I think I’ll turn it on now and let it waft throughout our day, filling our hearts.

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Laura May 2, 2012 - 9:31 pm

The struggle I find myself dealing with a lot is the outward appearance of holiness. In the busy-ness of life, as it can be hard to be constantly, purposefully, abiding in the vine of God and His Word. It can be easier to make efforts to ‘look’ holy than ‘be’ holy! It doesn’t matter how modestly I am dressed (or how femininely), if my heart is wrong in some way, if my thoughts are not captive, if my speech is harsh or hateful, I’m not in line with God and His Word, and I am a hypocrite! The struggle for me is to somehow get those words I read on the page down into my being where I not only understand them, but actually live by them, not because I am trying to live by them, so much as I can’t help living by them.

Jennifer May 3, 2012 - 7:35 am

Laura, you described my heart and mind perfectly! I’ve been struggling with these exact things lately.

Kim May 7, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Thank you. Though I’m reading this a few days after you posted (which was my birthday), it’s just the right timing for me.


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