The Ongoing Feast

December 28, 2015
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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.

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Atlin, British Columbia, Canada

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  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Thank you for keeping the ‘nourishment’ going.

    Indeed it is Lynne. Wishing you now a Happy New Year.

    Thanks for sharing this devotional with us. Blessings.

    Lynne – I say Amen to your word today.
    God bless.

    The gift of the scriptures… a marvelous meal. Amen. Ummm; super-fine.
    Thanks for keeping writing, Lynne.

    Without even looking at the “sender” I always recognize a “Lynne Phipps” Devotional. You write beautifully, Lynne; your Devotionals are such an inspiration.

    As always, an outstanding devotional for all.
    Keep writing.

    Lynne, this was a good reminder after the Christmas holidays. May the Word of God always be our main source of nourishment.
    Happy New Year!

    Thank you for this daily devotional supporting my spiritual, mental needs of the day.
    May the Holy Spirit guides your thoughts as you disperse to everyone the Words of God.
    To God be the glory forever and ever.

    I agree Lynne,
    Yes it is immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us. (Eph 3:20)
    Blessings for a Happy New Year.

    Thank you for the good message about the spiritual food we feed our soul with. Too often we forget to start our day at God’s table to replenish our souls. Keep up the good messages I enjoy them all. Have a blessed New Year.

    Lynne; Once again I take the privilege of complimenting you on how you dissected an area of Scripture offering readers a different clearer meaning. I am pleased to begin my day opening the Devotional to my advantage because of you. God bless you Lynne, and yes, I sense He will continue to bless you real good by allotting you a happy and gracious 2016 and beyond.

    Thanks for today’s devotional, and your many others over the years. They always inspire us. I was finally curious where Atlin BC is, and googled it. Wow — you sure live in a unique part of Canada! — a long way from where we live on the St Lawrence River, in Ontario. Keep up the good work. We appreciate it!

    Lynne this is so inspiring and completely down to earth. I love reading your devotionals. The one about the sad Christmas that to sent on to my sister allowed her to share how she was feeling and how the Lord continues to be her strength.
    Bless you in your writing.
    Have a wonderful New Year.

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