I Devoured Them

The Word Centered Life - Day 11 - Jeremiah 15:16 - I Devoured Them - Growing As Disciples

The Word Centered Life – Day 11 – Jeremiah 15:16 – I Devoured Them – Growing As Disciples

When I discovered your words, I devoured them. They are my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, O LORD God of Heaven’s Armies. Jeremiah 15:16 (NLT)

Devour My Word

Do you want to hear from me? Would you like me to speak to you? Do you need wisdom? Are you looking for guidance? Will you receive instruction? Would you like me to guard and guide your life? Yes, yes, yes, I want all these things from you. There is no hesitation in me. I am hungry for all these things to be true for me. It is interesting that you have indicated that you are hungry for these things to be true in your life. That word hungry may have seemed like an odd choice of a word. But it is exactly the right word to use regarding my questions of you. Why is that? If you want to hear from me, if you would like me to speak to you, if you need wisdom and will receive instruction or want guidance, you must devour my word. You have used the word hungry. I have used the word devour. If you are hungry for my word, you will devour my word. All these things that you want to be true in your life will come to you as you devour my word. I get it.

If you get it, how will you go about devouring my word? I will meet with you daily in your word. I will set aside a time and place for us to meet in your word. I will make myself fully available to you. I will slow down. I will carve out time for us to be together. I will quiet myself before you. I will leave the hustle and bustle and noise of the world far behind me. I will ignore the never ceasing, unrelenting demands that the world places on me. I will listen attentively to you. I will receive all that you want to give to me. I will allow your word to change my heart and transform my mind. I will allow your word to make me able to know and do your will. I will allow your word to guard and guide the entire course of my life. That will be very good. In our time together you will be changed. You cannot remain in my presence without being transformed. I will give you new ways to think, new words to speak and new deeds to do. You will be able to know and do my will as you keep on meeting with me in my word. You will never fail to hear from me as you come to me. I will not remain silent. I will not be far off. As you draw near to me, I will draw near to you. Thank you, Lord.

Lord, I will not occasionally snack on your word. Your word will be in my daily diet. I will feast in your word. I will devour your word. I will chew on your word throughout my day. I will allow your word to change my heart, transform my mind, and guide my life. Amen

Key Question…  How would you describe your daily practice of devouring God’s word?

Living It Out…  Devour God’s word so that it will bring joy and delight into your heart.

Seeing It Happen…  Have faith that God’s word will become your joy and heart’s delight when you devour it.

Get Ready To Share…  Share with another person or your small group something from God’s word that brings joy and delight in your heart.

Prayer To Bless Others…  May you devour and live by God’s word.

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My Heart’s Delight

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - God's Word - Jeremiah 15:16 - My Heart's Delight - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – God’s Word – Jeremiah 15:16 – My Heart’s Delight – Growing As Disciples

When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, O LORD God Almighty. Jeremiah 15:16 (NIV)

Junk Food

I know that I have been feeding on junk food. How so? I have been feeding my heart and mind and life on what will not satisfy. I have fed my heart on junk food that will pull me in the wrong directions. I have fed my mind on junk food that will cause me to think thoughts that are not helpful to think. I have fed my life on junk food that will lead me down the wrong paths. This is not good. Yes, I know. 

How will you change your diet? How will you feast on what will satisfy? How will you eliminate a junk food diet from your heart and mind and life? Those are good questions. I know where I will start. Where is that? I will start by feasting on your word. How will you do that? I will read your word. I will study your word. I will meditate on and memorize your word. I will pray your word. I will teach your word. I will take a firm grip on your word so it will take a firm grip on me. I will allow your word to change my heart, transform my mind and guide my life. If I fill myself up on your word will I lose my appetite for junk food that the world would like me to feed on? What do you think? I have more than just thoughts on the subject. What do you have? I have experience on the subject. Tell me about that. The more I feed on your word, the less of an appetite I have for the junk food thoughts and opinions and values of the world. That has been your experience? Yes, that has been my experience. I can say more. Go ahead, I’m listening. As I have feasted on your word, my appetite for your word has grown.  It has become my joy and delight to come to meet with you in your word. My heart and mind and life hungers for your word. You have fed and sustained and satisfied my life with your word. But, I can never get enough of your word. Your word keeps me wanting to come back for more. Feeding on your word has pushed the desire for junk food thoughts out of my heart, and mind and life. That is very good. Keep on meeting with me in my word. Keep on feasting on my word. Yes Lord, I will. 

Lord, help me to eliminate mental, emotional, or spiritual junk food from my diet. Instead I want to feast on your word. Change my heart and transform my mind and guide my life by your word. Your word will be my joy and delight as I follow and serve you. Amen

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I Ate Them

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – God’s Word – Jeremiah 15:16 – I Ate Them – Growing As Disciples

Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O LORD, God of hosts. Jeremiah 15:16 (ESV)  

Devour 

Now that is I word that I want you to think deeply about. What’s that? I want you to think deeply about what it would mean for you to be devouring my word. What would it look like for you to be devouring my word? What do you think of when the word devour comes to your mind? I think of someone that is starving hungry. I think of someone that hasn’t had a decent meal for a very long time and suddenly a feast is placed before them. I like the sound of that. Have you been starving hungry for my word? In the past, have you gone like stretches without feeding on my word? Have you ever been famished for my word? Yes, I have been famished for your word. Yes, in the past, I have gone long stretches without feeding on your word. Do you believe that a feast has been placed before you? Do you know that you have an opportunity to meet with me in my word to hear what I want to say to you? Yes, I know that a feast has been placed before me. I know that you want me to meet with you in your word. I know that you want to speak into my life. I want to devour your word. I want to hear whatever you want to say to me. That’s good. 

You have been devouring my word. You have hungered and thirsted for my word. You have been meeting with me in my word. You have taken my word into your heart and mind and life. You have allowed my word to guard and guide your life. You have allowed my word to feed and sustain you. You have allowed my word to establish and strengthen you against temptation and evil that is in the world. You have allowed my word to change your heart and transform your mind. You are thinking my thoughts, speaking my words and doing my deeds. Keep on meeting with me in my word. Keep on feasting on my word. Make it your daily pattern and practice to devour my word. Yes Lord, I will feast on your word. It has become my joy and delight to find and devour every one of your words. Keep on speaking to me. I will keep on listening to you. That will be very good. 

Lord, it is the joy and delight of my heart to find and devour your word. Your word has changed my heart, transformed my mind and guided my life. Thank you for your word. You speak to me through your word. You provide me all I need through your word. Amen

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