Listen to this devotional:
Listen while you read: "Bringing In The Sheaves"1 (Lyrics)
Psalm 119:11 – I have thought much about your words and stored them in my heart so that they would hold me back from sin. (TLB)
The roast turkey that we enjoyed so much on Christmas day just keeps going and going. Saturday was hot turkey sandwiches, Sunday was turkey salad, and today will find me standing at the counter picking its meaty bones. Picking the bones of a turkey is not my favourite task, but the turkey pot pie that will result from my labour is certainly one of my favourite dishes.
As I thought about these meals, I was reminded of how the Word of God also keeps going and going in regard to feeding us. Verses that I memorized as a child or have studied as an adult are forever nourishing me. They guide and direct, comfort and uplift, admonish and strengthen through good times and bad. And even after years and years of understanding a certain verse in one way, I am most delighted and amazed when the Holy Spirit opens my eyes to a greater depth of meaning as it applies to a new situation that I encounter.
Indeed, the manna of God's Word is eternally sweet and filling, definitely one of my favourite meals.
How about you: Have you eaten today?
Prayer: Father God, thank You so much for the precious gift of the Scriptures. Thank You for all the men and women who have dedicated their lives to making sure that Your Word could go forth worldwide to everyone and anyone who seeks to feast upon it. Continue to encourage our hearts to enjoy this marvellous meal that You have prepared for us, each and every day. In Christ's name, we ask. Amen.