Saturday, January 14, 2012

Be Encouraged

God is speaking. Are you listening?
God speaks through the wonders of creation (Psalm 19: 1-6).
It's cold outside but take a walk and listen to the voice of God.

The heavens declare the glory of God.... 
Day to Day pours out speech, night to night reveals knowledge. 

The Lord is speaking through his precious word.
You started 2012 with the goal of going deeper with God through Scripture.
 How's that going?

Those stubborn, ingrained habits are hard to overcome.
Developing and sustaining a spiritual discipline is never easy.

Be encouraged.
Persist in your desire to dwell in God's word.
God is speaking. He loves when you walk in his will.

Be encouraged.
God desires that you know him.
Ask and you shall receive. Pray for Scripture desire; God will grant it!

Be encouraged.
Remember all the benefits that will be yours when you walk with God
in the light of Holy Scripture:

        The law of the LORD is perfect,
reviving the soul;
the testimony of the LORD is sure,
making wise the simple;
the precepts of the LORD are right,
rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the LORD is pure,
enlightening the eyes;
the fear of the LORD is clean,
enduring forever;
the rules of the LORD are true,
and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold,
even much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey
and drippings of the honeycomb.
Moreover, by them is your servant warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.
(Psalm 19:7-11 ESV)

Be encouraged.
The Lord is present for you now.
Ask for ears that actually hear. The rewards are great!

Question: What are you discovering in your reading of Scripture?