“Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”—Matthew 4:4
“Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”—John 7:38
“Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?”—1 Corinthians 3:16
I have been so moved...
from encountering the heartbeat of God
through His Word,
and through His Word, living within His people.
God has so reached me,
through the prophetic—His heart, through His people.
Time after time,
how God has made me feel so unexpectedly,
“seen and known”…
or convicted in the most beautiful way.
Time after time,
how God has allowed me to experience His heart
through the words and actions of His people.
The hands and feet of Jesus Christ.
And God, I’m so thankful.
I’m so thankful for Your Word, and for Your truth.
And God, I want to be a part of Your
…within this earth.
“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”—Psalm 34:18
How incredible is it,
that as God’s people,
we have been created and designed
to be a part of, to be—to LIVE out the “effect”…
of the beatings of His beautiful heart… 💝
To be echo of His voice,
His written Word living and flowing from within us,
His words, His truth…lived out through our actions…
radiating His light—a beckoning light unto the hearts that are living within the darkness of the earth.
“I am crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me.”—Galatians 2:20
“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.”—John 15:4
It’s no small thing.
But You use the small things.
And it’s not to be taken lightly.
Oh help us, God.
Let us be reminded…that we might we cherish and LIVE in the reality of this truth! 💖
“Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test!”—2 Corinthians 13:5
“Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life.”—Philippians 2:14-16a
Father, thank You…
for allowing us to take part
in the “beatings”—the soundwaves
the “ripple effect” of the rumblings…
of Your living, beating heart. 💓
“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”—Proverbs 4:23
“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”—Hebrews 4:12
“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”—Psalm 51:10
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.”—Matthew 7:24