BECOMING A WORDKEEPER.

Welcome to the 21 Days to Spiritual Renewal! I thank the Lord for you, because your desire for God encourages me. What a privilege we have of enjoying this time together.

 

We will be sharing some very basic truths in these emails. Many of you know and practice them already. That is wonderful. But for the beginners, I feel that it is good to outline these principles that will help us all in our quest for spiritual renewal.

 

Our goal for these 21 days is to become more spiritually invigorated,more focused on God, and to learn to truly delight in His Word. We canít do this without Him, so we must seek Him at every step. Letís do that right now:

 

Our Precious Heavenly Father, You have promised to give us Your Holy Spirit. You are extremely eager to do just that. We ask you to help us, Father, to WANT Your Spirit, with a deep, intense longing. Prepare our hearts to receive You, as we turn our eyes away from the world. Empower us to make a vital and lasting connection with You, so that You will truly live within us. Make us willing, eager, and thirsty for You. We thank You and praise You for keeping Your Word. Now, Lord, teach us to keep Your Word, so that You can say to Your Father, ďThey have kept Thy Word!Ē Write it on our hearts, so that we may keep it for You. This is our earnest prayer. In Jesusí name, Amen.

 

Praise God, each one of you has declared that you want to draw closer to Jesus. You want to value Godís Word more. You want to become a Wordkeeper. Youíre in good company!

 

The Bible is full of Wordkeepers. Here are a few of them:

 

The above references reveal that these powerful men of God valued Godís Word above all else. The Bible even mentions such important things as eating, sleeping, wealth, and reputation as of less importance than the pursuit of Godís Word. The scriptures are declared to be more valuable than anything oneís heart could possibly desire! Thatís how much God wants us to love His Word!

 

Satan HATES the Word of God, because it scares him to death. (James 2:19) He want you to find Godís Word distasteful. (Matthew 13:19) He doesnít even care if you respect it, as long as you neglect it. So he is relentless in his pursuit to keep you from becoming a Wordkeeper. He knows the power of the Word, and how Wordkeeping releases us from his prison.

 

Letís talk about our spiritual appetites. Do you experience a deep hunger for Godís Word? In my own experience, I know there are certain things that ďspoilĒ my spiritual appetite. For me, watching an entertaining movie is one of Satanís most effective ways of spoiling my spiritual appetite. I am choosing to avoid this type of entertainment. What about your spiritual appetite? You know what things make you hungry for God, and what things dampen that desire.

 

Spiritual activities definitely increase spiritual appetite. The Word tastes better and better, the more you eat it. That is why, in this 21 Days to Spiritual Renewal, you are being encouraged to devote more time to spiritual pursuits. Surround yourself with a spiritual atmosphere as much as possible. Take every opportunity for spiritual fellowship that you can.

 

These 21 days are kind of like taking a spiritual cleanse. Our minds need to be purged from the mental junk food weíve taken in. Spiritual renewal is achieved by revitalizing our spiritual appetites. ďBlessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousnessÖĒ

 

So, for 21 Days, the Living Word is to become your focal point. Heighten your appetite for it. The Wordkeepers Bible Memory system, utilizing prompterizing, makes the process of meditating on the Word easy and convenient. This is only one of the many ways to be a Wordkeeper.

 

During these 21 days, you will receive 10 scriptures per day, formatted for prompterizing so you can become familiar with this method. Take these scriptures into your mind and heart, meditate on them, prompterize them, keep them! Print out the 200 Favorite Texts so you can take them with you everywhere.

 

Meditate on the scriptures when you wake up in the morning, during your morning devotions, while you exercise, while you eat, while you travel, during your break, your lunch hour, in the evening. In all your spare minutes, instead of picking up a magazine, or turning on the TV, or pursuing greedy or vain ventures, Wordkeep instead! Do it incessantly, habitually, urgently. Do it with a determined focus. Set goals, discipline yourself, push yourself.

 

Since Wordkeeping is Godís will for you, He will enable you and empower you to do it! Make sure you are connecting with the Holy Spirit as you Wordkeep, so He can take your efforts and make them spiritually effective. Rote memorizing is not the purpose of Wordkeeping. You are communing with God as He is communing with you.

 

As I continue to do this, I am amazed at the deep things God reveals to me from just a simple little text. The Words of God draw praise and petitions from my heart as God speaks to me. What a thrill it is!

 

As Wordkeeping becomes your passion, it will also become your delight. Your heart will be drawn toward it. You will enjoy it above every other pursuit. It will be your highest pleasure, and will swallow up all worldliness, covetousness, strife and discouragement. It will set your feet on high places, and will raise you up into the presence of God! What an awesome privilege. Your heartís desire will be Godís heartís desire. And you will be brought into sweet harmony with other Wordkeepers, because you will become one through the living Word. Thatís Jesusí deepest desire for us all!

 

Here are your ten texts for today:

 

Gen 1:1

ItbGcthate.

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Gen 2:7

AtLGfmotdotg, abihntbol; ambals.

Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Gen 3:15

AIwpebtatw, abtsahs; isbth, atsbhh.

Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Exo 20:1

AGsatw, s.

Exodus 20:1 And God spake all these words, saying,

Exo 20:2

IatLtG, whbtootloE, oothob.

Exodus 20:2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

Exo 20:3

TshnogbM.

Exodus 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Exo 20:4

Tsnmutagi, oaloattiiha, otiiteb, otiitwute:

Exodus 20:4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

Exo 20:5

Tsnbdttt, nst: fItLtGaajG, vtiotfutcuttafgotthm;

Exodus 20: 5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

Exo 20:6

Asmutottlm, akmc.

Exodus 20:6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Exo 20:7

TsnttnotLtGiv; ftLwnhhgtthniv.

Exodus 20: 7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

 

In His Love,

Linda Kirk

(805) 239-1120