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What is real truth?

Your word is truth. —John 17:17

Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. —Proverbs 30:5

It’s found in the Word of God!  God’s Word is how He has chosen to reveal himself to us in a very real, tangible way that will transform our every day lives.  

John 1:1 tells us that Jesus is the Word.  And His Word has been given so that we might know Him better and understand His ways and desires for our lives.

What does God’s Word do in us?

 It renews us. It refines us. It restores us. It refocuses our mind’s attention and our heart’s affection.

  •  His Word is living and activeHebrews 4:12 – living and active, divides soul and spirit, joint and marrow and judges the thoughts and intentions of our hearts.  It’s real!
  •  His Word cleanses and renews John 17:17
  •  His Word is good and for my good. Proverbs 16:20, 1 Peter 1:25
  •  His Word guides and directs. Psalm 25:5, John 16:13
  •  His Word stands firm (does not wither or fade). Isaiah 40:8
  •  His Word is eternal. I Peter 1:25
  •  His Word is imperishable (living and abiding). 1 Peter 1:23 
  •  His Word encourages and comforts. Romans 15:4
  •  His Word is trustworthy and faithful. Psalm 111:7 
  • His Word teaches, rebukes, corrects and trains in righteousness so that we are thoroughly equipped for every good work! 2 Timothy 3:16-17 
  • His Word changes my daily life. Psalm 86:11

So often in life we get stuck.  Stuck in our comfort zones.  Stuck in our routines.  Stuck in a rough place.  Stuck in our hard places.  Hebrews 4:14-16 has a word of encouragement for us regarding this and how we can live REAL!   Continue reading “Get Real! Real Truth”

Declaring His Glory & Splendor for All to See!

Selah Moments — these are short posts where I share something the Lord has shown me that causes me to take a pause (selah) and reflect on His goodness and glory.  A few weeks ago in one of these, I posted a picture of the sunset God graced me with on my drive home.  It reminded me immediately of Psalm 19:1.  As a follow-up, here’s is a great video from my friends at Proskuneo Ministries with more amazing sunsets set to beautiful music.  Check out their video and marvel at our amazing God!

Proskuneo Ministries Psalm 19 Video

The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.

Psalm 19:1

Get Real! A Heart Massage

Heart Ps 19_14

“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O God, my strength and my redeemer.”     Psalm 19:14

Have you ever had a deep tissue massage?  They say a massage has almost a cathartic effect, to the point of bringing you to tears.  Recently, I injured my back.  My husband was applying a muscle rub to the affected area and he began to press deeply into the tissue.  It was painful!  I found myself in tears.  But afterward… a sense of relief and my back was much better.

This idea of deep tissue massage was on my mind recently as I read Psalm 19:14.   The words just seem to penetrate my heart.

How was the meditation of my heart?  

Meditation in this verse is the Hebrew word, higgayon, meaning a meditation, resounding music, whispering, mocking; refers to internal thoughts or musings. It denotes meditation or thinking in the heart as opposed to spoken words.  From the root word, hagah, meaning to moan, growl, mutter, meditate, plot, speak, devise, muse, imagine, utter. 

Heart is leb referring to the totality of man’s inner or immaterial nature.  These are the deepest, innermost feelings and thoughts.

Is there a meditation down deep in my heart that is not pleasing to the Lord?  

He has been speaking to me a great deal recently about my heart attitude.  I know how to say and do the right things most of the time—my outward attitude.  I even think I believe them and find reasons to justify them most of the time.  But the meditation of my heart can’t fool the Lord.  Is there something that is blocking the flow of His Spirit at work in me?  Is there something that is preventing me from being conformed more to Christ’s character?

I did some quick research on some tips and benefits of having a deep tissue massage: Continue reading “Get Real! A Heart Massage”