The Word Of God

Holy BibleI am convinced that my life’s journey became more focused and clear when I decided to start my day with the Word of God. I’m not a theologian. I’m not a bible scholar. I’m a husband, dad, teacher & REALTOR who wants to be a student of God’s Word. My perspective has changed a lot over the years. I believe my journey in God’s Word has reshaped my heart to be more like His. I have a lot of growing yet to do, but I believe this daily discipline, as simple as it is, has had a profound impact upon my life.

I came across one of those passages that I remember from years ago. It affirms the power and significance of the Word of God. Check this out…

12 For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 13 No creature is hidden from him, but all things are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give an account. (Hebrews 4:12-13 CSB)

I started writing a journal of sorts after reading a passage. There was nothing complex about it, I just wrote about what “jumped out” in the passage that I read. I underlined or highlighted in my Bible. I started this journal process for me. I wanted to remember at 3 PM what I had read at 6 AM to start my day. I wanted the Word of God to live in me throughout the day. I was a bit surprised at how it stuck for longer periods of time – all because I journaled about it. My blog became part of the process later. I felt like the Lord prompted me to share my journey in His Word. I’m not sure when I started this – (I guess I could look it up), but it’s blessed my life to share my journey. I feel called to be in His Word every day. I share my journaling because I believe He asked me too.

I wish I could adequately describe the profound impact my daily journey in His Word has had on my life. I wish everyone who read the words of my journey would try reading His Word daily for at least 30 days. My life has never been the same since. I’ve had hardship and suffering, but I keep coming back to the Word of my Creator – His inspired Word. His Word brings comfort. His Word brings clarity. His Word tells me how to be saved. His Word introduced grace and mercy. His Word tells me all about Jesus. God’s heart is revealed in His Word and I want to know His heart.

Pressing On!

Dwayne

New Chapter Charge

baccalaureateIt’s currently graduation week at my house. I have a 2016 Graduate and he’s excited and probably a bit nervous about what lies ahead. I remember sometime back when he was in elementary school someone saying that he was in the class of 2016 – it seemed like forever away at the time – Now it’s here.

We attended the Baccalaureate service last evening. As the speaker was giving the message, I realized what an opportunity to reflect and speak into the upcoming chapter in his life that is about to unfold.

This morning I read where Solomon is about to become King over Israel and his Dad, King David gives him a charge for this new chapter in his life. Check this out…

1 When the time drew near for David to die, he gave a charge to Solomon his son.

2 “I am about to go the way of all the earth,” he said. “So be strong, act like a man, 3 and observe what the Lord your God requires: Walk in obedience to him, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and regulations, as written in the Law of Moses. Do this so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go 4 and that the Lord may keep his promise to me: ‘If your descendants watch how they live, and if they walk faithfully before me with all their heart and soul, you will never fail to have a successor on the throne of Israel.’ (1 Kings 2:1-4 NIV)

I can’t think of a better challenge to give my son and his 2016 graduating class. Walk in obedience to the Lord in every area of your life.

Walk in obedience to Him at home.

Walk in obedience to him at school (now it’s college).

Walk in obedience to Him at work.

Walk in obedience to Him in your play.

In other words, Walk in obedience to Him in every area of your life and in every moment of your life. He will notice your obedience. He will notice your faithfulness more than your words of praise. Your walk of obedience reveals a heart of obedience that is speaking out. Don’t quit – just show up before Him every day and ask for His direction and His will for you.

I graduated high school in 1979 – that is 37 years ago! (I had to get the calculator out! LOL) I wish I knew 37 years ago what I know now about walking with the Lord. He is so patient and faithful to me. In the last 10 years or so, I’ve grown to love the Lord deeply and sit at His feet daily. This doesn’t make me great – it has made Him great to me! I wish for you to know the Power and the Presence of God in your life and I believe He’s more real to me today because of the time spent seeking His face through His Word. His Word is gentle, powerful and inspirational. Don’t neglect His Word.

Pressing On!

Dwayne