Sunday, May 24, 2009


[Moses] said to them, "Take to heart all the words I have solemnly declared to you this day, so that you may command your children to obey carefully all the words of this law. They are not just idle words for you—they are your life..." Deuteronomy 32:46-47

Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'" Matthew 4:4

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly... Colossians 3:16

God has been at work in our hearts and home in a dramatic way in recent months. He has birthed in us a new hunger and respect for His Word. The word that continually comes back to both our minds is saturation. God is calling us to be saturated with His Truth.

In one of her excellent Bible study books, Elizabeth George exhorts readers to be sure they take in more of God's Word than they do any other media influence. I don't remember if she said "media influence" specifically, but in our day of sensory overload via countless forms of media, I think this is an appropriate phrase. When I first thought through her suggestion years ago, I thought it sounded...unrealistic. Oh, now I cringe inside, thinking that I could've been so reluctant to feast on Scripture.

These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. Deuteronomy 6:6-9

The above scripture describes nothing short of immersion. God, make us hunger for Your Truth!

As God has moved us to give His Word greater honor and higher priority in our lives and in our home, we have seen many, many fruits. But there was definitely an adjustment period, as we tried to move, by His grace, into some new habits! It felt like "drinking from a fire hydrant," as our pastor sometimes says. Oh, but it's so worth it as we grow to love Jesus more. Our minds are becoming more constantly fixed on eternal things, and we are learning to measure every little thing in life by the standard of the God's Word.

Ask God to give you a deep hunger and thirst for righteousness. He promises you will be filled! (Matthew 5:6).

Dig deep, dig diligently, dig more. Amen.

1 comment:

  1. This is wonderful. Thank you so much for writing this encouragement! I linked over from another blog somewhere along the way. It's nice to "meet" you. Hope you're having a good Saturday! Kelly