Woke up at 330 this morning and thought I ought to read the Word. My pastor has been woken up for a while around this time and that’s what he did – this is in the same manner as Jesus who got up before everyone and prayed (what my Bible study leader – my pastor’s lovely wife – also does), so I imitate him as he imitates…Him – it’s a good practice (what a great example they are always pointing back to Christ).
Anyway, I am currently in Romans as a break from Leviticus to keep my sanity as I read through the difficult parts of the book of the law, but my pastor felt personally called to read 2 Thessalonians 3, so I thought it would be good to follow that route, too, since I couldn’t remember what it was about.
I’ve been dealing with a situation at work that when I really think about it from the outside seems silly (I have a job, so many are going through terrible situations that far outweigh my tiny trial, many are dealing with things that I couldn’t possibly imagine).
But the Lord knows my heart and my need. He hears my moments of crying out. In His grace, through little God-winks (as my mom calls them) and through His Word He has been speaking to me.
My pastor got something specific out of his reading that chapter (and others he read in conjunction with it and through prayer while reading).
I did as well, but something on a different plane. I got out of it a message very personal and something that spoke to my need in the last few months that I’ve been dealing with.
I challenge you in your daily reading (I know it’s hard and we get busy, but no excuses – just do it. Read and pray daily. Study it. It will have a profound effect/affect? Pick one lol it will change your life)
Read that chapter (2 Thessalonians 3).
Pray that the Lord speaks to you through it and carefully read it. If you feel like sharing what you got from it, comment on this post. I would love to see what He says to you.
“For the Word is living and active, sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to the dividing of soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12
I love that the Word is living – it is Christ. It is God-breathed. It will speak to you personally and when you go to church it will speak to you corporately as well. It never changes but is relevant still today and will be forever because it is Christ (the same yesterday, today and forever). Praise God we are not alone. He knows your moments of weakness and His grace is sufficient for you! He has an answer to every situation, every thought, every intent, every trial. Read the Word.
(Taken from my Facebook page, Posted November, 2018)