Welcome to TUESDAYS TOGETHER in the WORD.
We are just beginning this journey together. So whether you are joining in the blogging or just coming for reading and commenting - we welcome you.
Our intention is to be accountable to read the Word together this year. And then the bloggers will blog (and comment) and the others will read and comment. Please let it be a source of encouragement and challenge and accountability.
There really are no set rules. Like I previously posted - do not let this become a burden. Our enemy would love that. Because if we view it as a burden - we will quit. Just as we saw this week in our reading (Luke 4), when Jesus was tempted by Satan, he quoted Scripture. He stood on the Word of God. We must do the same. When tempted - we do not give into the temptation. We do not quit. We dive deeper into the Word. That is our line of defense - for EVERY situation.
Enough for my intro for this week... So, now I want to share with you a couple of very familiar passages that ministered to me. It was from the very first day.
Psalms 1:1-2, "(Blessed-happy- is the man... ) his delight is in the law of the Lord and on His law he meditates day and night."
Psalms 2:12, "Blessed -happy- are all who take refuge in Him."
I spent some time meditating on these two verses. Happiness. We all desire it. But many times - we search in all the wrong places. These verses tell us where and how to be truly happy.
First, my "delight" must be in the Word... and that will lead to spending time there. Consistently. A priority in my life. It is vital for my Christian walk. Blessed (happy) is the man/woman who delights in the Word.
Second, I will meditate on this Word - day and night. As I meditate - it will literally fill and/or filter my thoughts.
Third, I will be happy/blessed when I run to Him for refuge. Where do I run in times of need? in times of hurt? in times of distress (STRESS)? in times of trouble? even in times of rejoicing? The answer is in Him. He is to be my refuge.
Here are a few other passages that were referenced in this scripture about refuge. I will let them speak for themselves. I pray that they will minister to you as they did to me.
Let me end with a note about that last passage. (Isaiah 30:18) The Lord WAITS to be gracious to you. He exalts Himself to show mercy to you. We take our refuge in Him. We find the happiness that we so desire. And He waits to be gracious to us. He is wanting to show us His mercy.
Oh that is good.
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