Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Is This Your Response?

How do you respond to the reading of God's Word? I wonder if sometimes we take for granted the fact that we can read the Bible anytime we want.  We quickly read our two chapters and then mark that task off for the day.

This is how the people who had returned to Jerusalem from exile responded:  the people went away to celebrate with great joy because they had heard God's words and understood them. (Neh. 8:12)

The Word says that the people remained standing in place for three hours while the Book of the Law of the Lord their God was read aloud to them. Then for three more hours they confessed their sins and worshiped the Lord their God. (Neh. 9:3)


Many blessings,

Linking up with:  Walking in His Grace, Women Living Well, and Internet Cafe Devotions


12 comments:

  1. While I haven't been found like THIS yet, I do thank God that I can read His Word in freedom and think about what I've read most of the day and really try to put into practice what I've learned from Him in my quiet time. I try not to read just to mark it off my list, when I am doing that I quickly ask forgiveness and really read and pay attention and learn great things. Great post thank you!

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  2. What a great thought to ponder. We are in such a rush nowadays. We forget to savor and to meditate on his Words. Thanks, Lisa.

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  3. I have made myself a promise to only read his word or any lesson type of books when I am paying full attention. It means that sometimes I read many pages and other times I read only one line. I even do this with prayer. I believe that there is no point in just doing to do but that I want to learn and absorb. Last night I went to bed with a migraine and I simple told God that he knew I was hurting and would not disrespect him by just rambling off my prayers and with that I know that I honored him more. Thanks for making me think about how privileged I am to having access to his word any time I want.

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  4. I know in my onw life that the scriptures are a life line. I find if I am casual with my scriptures I don't feel the spirit in my life as much. I also feel that scriptures should be pondered upon although I am not always faithful in doing that.
    Blessings to you for a great post!

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  5. So many wonderful comments that echo my own feelings, Lisa. This truly is a thought-provoking post.
    Pam

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  6. Lisa, this is sobering message to many. I have found myself at times in church ready to move to the next thing. May a fresh hunger and thirst for His presence and His word fall on us. Blessings.

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  7. Very convicting Lisa! I have to echo what LeAnn said it's very apparent when I'm not in the Word. Blessings!

    Heidi

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  8. Hi Lisa~We are so fortunate to be able to worship and read the Word whenever we like. This post really makes me think about how I do at times take it for granted. Thanks for the reminder.
    Blessings...Chelle

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  9. Great word today Lisa, and a convicting reminder to slow down and savor God's Word each day.

    Have a Blessed Day!

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  10. This is a great perspective. Yes, we too should be shouting for joy when we hear God's voice and experience him through his word. Reading and soaking in God's word is exciting!

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  11. How do you respond to the reading of God's Word? I wonder if sometimes we take for granted the fact that we can read the Bible anytime we want. We quickly read our two chapters and then mark that task off for the day.

    That's awesome! Tweet that Lisa!

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  12. Thanks for stopping by...learning to soak in God's word...memorizing helps me not just plough through...
    I too want to walk away joyful from being with HIM!!!
    Blessings~

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