Richly Dwelling

Welcome. I’m glad you chose to stop by. This very moment, our Lord is seeking us. He is drawing us with cords of lovingkindness. He is hungering and thirsting for us. There are many things we could be doing right now, but only one thing is paramount. Only one thing cannot be taken away from us. So, may I invite you to join me at the feet of Jesus?

The Scripture through which we will seek to meet God, is, “Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you… (Col. 3:16a)” This is God’s Word to us. Now, let us offer our words to Him, in prayer.

Father, in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Father, the word You use to define Yourself, is, “Word.” You are the great self-revealer. For those whose hearts will receive and search for You, You will make Yourself known. Praise be to You O Lord. You are the light of the world. In Your light, we see light. In Your light, we see the glory of God in the face of Christ.

Living Word, reveal to us Your written Word and make it come alive in us. Jeremiah said, “I found Your Word and I ate it, and it became to me the joy and delight of my heart.” O Living Word, let us find you, that the very word of Christ may richly dwell within us. O to eat! Lord, without Your Word we are malnourished and perhaps even starving. We are living in darkness. We cannot see. We do not know right from wrong, good from evil. Without Your Word indwelling our hearts, they become parched, dry, and hard. But when Your Word richly dwells within us we become alive; alive to You, Your will, and Your love. Father, let me find my home in Your Word. I have sought help in many secondary places. But I will always find true help in Your Word. If I continue in Your Word, then I will truly be Your disciple. I will know the truth and the truth will make me free.

But, Living Word, may Your Word never simply lead me to Your Word! Your Word must lead me to You!  So, I cry out to You. I yearn for You. I must have You. I pray, Lord, send Your Word and heal me. Let Your Word heal me by setting me free to love you and be loved by You. I wait now for You. For Your Word do I wait. And You will not ever disappoint. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

In order for the Word to richly dwell within us, we must read, meditate, and even memorize. Would you like to join me today in simply memorizing the phrase, “Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you… (Col. 3:16a)”? If we will so memorize, then God’s Word will find a sure place in our hearts. And dwell there richly! God bless you.

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