My son, don’t forget my teaching,
but let your heart keep my commands;
for they will bring you
many days, a full life, and well-being. (Proverbs 3:1-2 HCSB)
My heart leaps out of my chair as I discover that I can download a Bible App for my laptop. What a relief it is for my body as instead of bringing a physical Bible along with gazillions of stuff inside my bag, I can just open my laptop and before the podcasts tempt me, I can feed on the Word of God first.
So, since today is October 3, I visit Proverbs 3 and the first two verses leap out from the screen. I guess I will be camping on these two verses alone until the cloud of Glory will lead me to my next manna to feed on.
“LET YOUR HEART KEEP MY COMMANDS.” Heart is our life storage and no matter how much we try to hide what we are keeping on the inside, it will naturally come out most in our unguarded moments especially to people whom we have a close relationship with.
We can play it perfectly with strangers, to people whom we just know in our season, but the real us can be found in the close doors of our home. I should know because that was exactly me before His Word cleanses me and I am still on a journey. That’s why my blog is called glorious figs. It’s growing from glory to glory.
We can’t shovel the dirt that sticks within the walls of our hearts all by our own might and strength, but it can be flushed out through the Word of God deposited daily in our hearts.
How does it look like? It’s waking up every morning and taking the time to meditate on God’s Word. It could be on the night before closing our eyes to sleep. It could be during day time while on a cab and we can just pull out our index card with God’s Word in it. It could be while we are in the comfort room and instead of chewing everything negative that people declares over us, we can use the time to chew on His Promises instead.
The Bible says that His command brings us many days. It means a longer life to live because we are not consumed with stressful words. It gives us a full life because when our eyes are fixated to our real Shepherd, we will be content as He provides us with what we need. It produces health of our spirit, soul, and body.
Does it mean to say that we are excluded on the tests of life? Nope! But His Word is spirit and life and it will constantly guide us not fail us.
May the Holy Spirit renew our passion to go back to His Word and may His Words will become like fire that will keep burning in our hearts.
Have a blessed day!!!