Monday, 16 April 2012

Living, Breathing - the Word!

A few weeks ago was tough!  Everything seemed to go wrong, go wrong, go wrong.....

I got all "I've so had enough of this!" and I got stubborn, dug my feet in, tried to fix things my way!  And I did what I usually do when unhappy, I retreat and have a pity party! Woe is me!

THEN..... I did what I was supposed to do in the first place - reach for the Word, reach for Jesus!


AND.... I start to breathe again!  I felt I could exhale!  Reading the word is like filling in all the little cracks that start to appear, with the Holy Spirit.  A tensile strength starts to develop in your spiritual make-up.  Don't let anyone ever tell you otherwise, the Word is ALIVE!  It gives light to the eyes and life to your marrow.  It is ALIVE!

Heb 4 v 12:  For the Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of the soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
I may not have opened the Word and seen the answer to my problem, but in reading the Word, healing to my soul and spirit starts to take place and my attitude starts to change and I see things differently, thus I start to cope better and stress less and then my heart starts to become good soil for God's Word.

My encouragement to you is read the Word.  Its the best medicine in the world!

God bless
Tracy

Linking this week with these lovely ladies:

Joan          Jen          Jolene        Shanda         Joan            Laura          Stacy
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26 comments:

  1. Such perfect advice, Tracy. Why don't we do it more often???? I have noticed that you haven't been posting as much as usual. I hope everything is ok.

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    1. Hi Shanda - perfect advice, now just to take it :) I'm fine Shanda, thanks for asking
      God bless

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  2. The Word is Alive! Thanks for sharing friend! He's with you, don't you forget that!

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    1. HI Jolene - thank you, I appreciate the encouragement.
      God bless

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  3. It feels like reading the word is something we're driven to, instead of something we delight to do. Sad but true for me anyways. Have a great day today!

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    1. Hi Stefanie - I think you have hit the nail on the head. Time to change tactics I think!
      God bless

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  4. Hi Tracy. You know I tend to always do the same thing. Then when I finally get a clue and read the Lord takes over. Why is that so hard! He is alive!!

    Blessings to you today my friend...Chelle

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    1. Hi Chelle - i know, so glad He puts up with us :)
      God bless

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  5. So true; right? Following His direction and putting all else aside is something I need to work on! I love Hebrews 4:12...God's Word always works in us and requires our commitment daily; I need to make the choice to make more time for Him. :)

    Blessings and love Tracy!
    Denise

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    1. Hi Denise - I think it is all about choices, choosing to go to Him immediately, choosing to spend more time...
      God bless friend

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  6. Dan je voor deze bemoediging. De Bijbel lezen is inderdaad het beste mediciijn!

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    1. Hi Jedidja - ja, en elke woord is goed vir ons. Hoekom vat dit my so lank om daaruit te kom? :)
      God bless

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  7. That is such a good point about the Word - we might not find the direct answer to our problem, but the Word reminds us to breathe Him in -- I had just the same revelation last week.

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  8. Woke up feeling discouraged this morning and made the choice (finally) to go to the God breathed word. Just what I needed ... today's readings in my One Year Bible. God is so cool.

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  9. Amen! The word is the best medicine and source of peace that I know!

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  10. Love it! When we focus on Him, we can breathe!

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  11. Amen! Amen! Amen! Great post!

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  12. God's word definitely is alive and active! It is the best "medicine" for any ailment! Great advice, Tracy! Blessings, Joan

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  13. We are slow learners, aren't we. We drag our feet sometimes when what we should do is run straight to Him! Thanks for the reminder, Tracy.

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  14. I long for my time with the Lord. More and more, it is something I realize brings such nourishment to a parched soul. I'm glad I'm not the only one who digs in her heals now and then. Thanks for the honesty.

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  15. I love this post-- I love how honest you are about the reality... and yes- I have experienced His transforming peace and I crave it! :)

    Thank you for pointing us all to Him!

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  16. Thank you for your entry at Tell me a true story blog Party. How good the Word of God is to quiet us down when we are agitated. Perhaps it does not change our circumstances, but it does change our attitude. I understand fret and fear and how God can give us peace to replace those unwanted thoughts and feelings. Rest in the Lord and cast your care on Him.

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  17. I've noticed that when I go into the Word during great challenges, those words become imprinted in my heart - and I remember them in the face of new challenges and can give them to others! Last week was a week like that!

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  18. Amen Tracy, God's word has all the answers. Our Spirits are lifted because our Spirits are able to fed on The Living Word! Soul sustenance for souls! :)

    Sending BIG hugs to you, sweet (((((((((((Tracy))))))))))))))!

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  19. Yes, Tracy. When we read the Word of God, our problems may not be solved immediately, but we can face them with faith and assurance that we are not alone.

    Blessings,
    Joan

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