The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the LORD are sure and altogether righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb. By them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward. Psalm 19:7-11 (NIV)
How valuable is my word to you? Nothing in this entire world is more valuable to me than your word. If there were two lines that either gave out free gold or your word I would get in line to receive your word. My word is that valuable to you? Yes, it is. Why is that? What has my word done for you? You speak to me as I meet with you in your word. You show me what you want me to see in your word. You open my ears to what you want me to hear from your word. Yes, I do. My relationship with you is centered in your word. Without your word I wouldn’t be able to know you. Without your word I would not be able to follow and serve you. Your word makes me able to obey you. I am pleased to hear what you are saying to me.
How does my word make you able to obey me? Your word is what your Holy Spirit uses to change my heart, transform my mind and guide my life. At one time I found it very difficult to want to obey you. Obeying you was a test of my will. Sometimes I would obey you. Sometimes I wouldn’t obey you. Now, it is the desire of my heart to obey you. I can see that in you. That is quite a change. We both know that I am not perfect. Yes, we do. But, I love you. I want to obey you. It is my joy to do what pleases you. You have changed my heart by your word. Yes, I have done that. But, that’s not all, there is much more. Tell me about it. I can see that you are excited. Yes, I am. Your word is transforming my mind. You are helping me to know you and to think your thoughts. Yes, I am. At one time I was embarrassed about the thoughts of my mind. I would have been horrified to have people know the thoughts of my mind. I tried to keep a tight lid on improper thoughts that would come into my mind. But, not now? Now, I can’t say that every thought that comes into my mind is pure. But, your transformation of my mind is changing my thoughts and is making me able to follow and obey you. I am quick to kick improper thoughts out of my mind thanks to how your word has been transforming my mind. It is like your Holy Spirit uses your word to fight in me, with me and for me. Yes, He does.
How does my word guide your life? Your word has changed my thoughts, words and deeds. I am now guided by doing what pleases you. At one time I lived solely to please myself. But, not now? Now, I am looking for ways to please you. I am excited to do your will. Most of all I want to bear fruit for your kingdom and glory. I want to go where you guide me to do what you ask of me. Everyday I come to meet with you in your word so that I can receive instructions from you. That’s very good.
Lord, your word is more valuable than gold and sweeter than honey. You have revived my soul, given me joy, made me wise and opened my eyes with your word. Thank you for warning and rewarding me as I have heard and obeyed your word. Amen
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