February 19, 2007
Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O LORD, God of hosts.
Someone has said that true revival is all of Jesus getting all of me. And I think that’s a great definition!
But I wonder today how many people who call themselves followers of Christ can really say that all of Christ has all of them? How many can truly say that Jesus has absolute lordship over every area of their lives?
In the book of Nehemiah, we see that there are certain things that must happen in the life of a believer and in the Body of Christ for true revival to take place. And one of the most important elements is applying the Word of God to your life…letting it affect the way you think and live and breathe!
You know, I often wonder how much of what we know in our heads as believers really ever gets into our hearts and affects the way we live our lives.
When the people of Israel heard Ezra read God’s Word, they wept because they were convicted of their sin. They heard the Word, and as the Word was being taught, they were convicted of their sin and there was brokenness which led to true repentance.
Which leads me to a question today: When was the last time you read the Word of God and it made you think twice about your attitude or actions? When was the last time God’s Word convicted you of sin in your life?
So many Christians today…if they read their Bibles regularly at all…simply give it a cursory review. They don’t take the time they need to let the very words of God penetrate and impact how they think and live.
Today, it’s my prayer that you will give God time to let Him help you respond to His Word. It’s my hope that you will be able to say along with Jeremiah, “Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart.”
CAN YOU TRULY SAY THAT THE LORD IS LORD OVER EVERY AREA OF YOUR LIFE?