WORDKEEPING & COMMITMENT

 

Most of us are not able to sit and read our Bibles all long. Duties and responsibilities await us. But the beauty of Wordkeeping is that we can carry the Word with us in our hearts all day long.

 

Wordkeeping requires time and effort, as all learning requires. It is more than education, it is enlightenment. It is more than enlightenment, it is relationship. It is even more than relationship, it is union with the Author of the Word, the Creator of our beings. It is the essence of the ultimate relationship experience available to humans, the uniting of the divine nature with the human.

 

God wants to be personal and intimate with us, rescuing us from our destructive habits and redeeming us from our fate of ultimate self-destruction. Wordkeeping is finding and keeping Jesus. He is the living Word. His character is the character His Word will duplicate in us. Wordkeeping is loving God with all your heart, your soul, and your mind. It is entrusting all that you have, your life, your destiny to your loving Creator and Redeemer.

 

Wordkeeping takes commitment, diligent effort and time. It is the continual, thrilling pursuit of God. It must become the life-long overriding passion of a true follower of Christ.

 

God urges us to redeem the time, (Eph 5:16, Col 4:5) which means to make wise and sacred use of the time we have remaining. Wordkeeping is the highest and best use of our time. Are you willing to make a lifetime commitment to make Wordkeeping the top priority in your schedule?

 

When you take a look at your life, and think of your accomplishments, and how you achieved them, you will realize that anything that is worth doing takes time and effort. Any accomplishment requires determination, and a fixed purpose. Goal setting is necessary for success. We must make a commitment, make the necessary sacrifices to enjoy the reward.

 

The same is true of Wordkeeping. I know of no other pursuit that is more worthy of our time and effort. This is the highest and best use of our time, talents and energy. Are you willing to put forth the determination to succeed in your pursuit of God? Are you willing to stretch yourself, and persevere until you enjoy the sweet fruits of Wordkeeping?

 

Wordkeeping must become a habitual activity. Itís a spiritual exercise program. If youíve experienced the benefits of physical exercise, you know that to continue it, you must have a plan and a program. Exercise is not automatic. You have to be deliberate about it. You may need to purchase equipment, or travel to a certain location. It takes effort. But the benefits are well worth it.

 

The same with Wordkeeping. It wonít happen automatically. Youíve got to make a commitment, and follow through, daily.

 

Treat you brain well, feed it with nutritious food, donít feed it with junk and expect it to function well. If you have a difficult time thinking clearly, it could very well be your health habits need adjusting. Drinking stimulating drinks such as alcohol or coffee affects our ability to think clearly, as does tobacco or drugs. Junk foods, high fat and sugar are also hard on our bodies, making clear thinking difficult.

 

Our bodies need exercise and plenty of water to function well. And donít forget adequate rest, and fresh air in the sunshine. All of these good health habits will increase our ability to think well. There is a connection between physical health and spiritual health, because our brain is a physical organ. So if youíre having trouble concentrating, consider what could be causing the problem.

 

Fasting is sometimes linked with prayer in the Bible. While there is no saving merit in fasting, there is a sense of clarity and focus that it provides. God wants our total attention. We need to be willing to remove whatever it is that is making it difficult to focus on God.

 

Fasting from the world for 21 days, is this difficult for you? Just think of those things that keep you from spiritual heights as weights that are dragging you down. Cut them off, so you can soar with Jesus!

 

Our commitment to be wholehearted for Jesus is really the very best thing we can do for ourselves! It is the only way to achieve true happiness. Enjoy your freedom from the worldly entanglements, and delight yourself in the Lord!

 

Here are your ten texts for today.

 

Psa 55:22

CtbutL, ahsst: hsnstrtbm.

Psalm 55:22 Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

Psa 56:3

WtIaa, Iwtit.

Psalm 56:3 What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.

Psa 68:19

BbtL, wdluwb, etGoos. S.

Psalm 68:19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.

Psa 91:1

HtditspotmHsautsotA.

Psalm 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

Psa 91:11

Fhsghacot, tktiatw.

Psalm 91:11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

Psa 91:12

Tsbtuith, ltdtfaas.

Psalm 91:12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

Psa 119:11

TwhIhimh, tImnsat.

Psalm 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

Psa 119:105

Twialumf, aalump.

Psalm 119:105 NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Psa 119:165

Gphtwltl: ansot.

Psalm 119:165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.

Psa 139:23

Sm, OG, akmh: tm, akmt:

Psalm 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:

 

In His Love,

Linda Kirk

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