As I am studying Nehemiah, God is changing my heart, he is waking it up to the beauty of His word and my desire to share it with you.
Last week as I read chapter 8 of Nehemiah and witnessed the Jewish people coming face to face with God’s laws, His word, after being apart from it for so many years. They treated this reading of his word with respect, with reverence, with awe. It brought them to repentance and worship.
As I read and saw what was happening among God’s people, my desire for the same became so strong.
I created this place to be intentional about dwelling. I want to dwell of God’s word.
The words of the Bible are true.
They are alive and working in my life.
They bring me to repentance, to confession, to praise and to worship.
I cannot encounter God’s word and remain the same.
I cannot continue being bitter, selfish, angry, hurt, anxious, worried, or doubtful when I read and dwell on scripture.
And, my friends, neither can you.
So…I am finding my purpose in writing.
I want to share His word with you.
This has become a part of my worship and a part of my witness.
I want to offer up something for you to dwell on as you go about your day, something higher to fix your thoughts upon.
I have been blogging in this space for a long time now.
I often go through phases where I question what I am doing.
I wonder just what my purpose and mission is in sharing my life here.
If nothing else, I want you to come away from this space with a love for God’s word. I pray that in sharing the things that my heart is dwelling upon, I will be able to offer up something for you…to give you hope, to help you worship and praise our Almighty God, to meet a need you may have.
God’s word can do all of that and so much more for us when we allow it to make a difference in our lives.