A light shone in my heart this week and it came in the form of just one word! Amazing how the power and truth of one word can feel like it is blasting out those annoying shadows of untruth that have hung around for years.
Light has graced my heart and those blinders that I have been wearing are gone. “Blinders” what an apt name – it is almost as if they have a mind of their own that thinks, “I’m really going to “blind ‘er” this time.”
They have blinded many of us at some time in our lives; they keep us in a state of not being fully awake, fully aware.
Good morning! I am waking up now – I have heard Jesus – He called out, “Awake O sleeper, rise up out of your slumbering state.” I may have stumbled and I may be rubbing the sleep out of my eyes but His Word is an eye salve and His Word revives me.
His Word is reviving me and I am now in the process of becoming fully awake, listening no more to the crooning of the lullabies, – Lies and Lies.
It is time to not only hear in our inmost beings – it is time to break open the Bread of Life and receive nourishment and sustenance that the Lord has provided for each one of us.
I had no idea when the Lord gave me the words “Break Bread” for 2012 where it would take me.
The Lord’s Table is full and should I be able to pick and choose I would be undecided and take something familiar. Instead, He chose for me and gave me a word that leads into other words. Is there ever any end to the gracing of our hearts with His Word? I think not.
Look at Psalm 119:3 They also do no iniquity; They walk in His ways.
“They” are those of us who walk in the law of the Lord, who keep His testimonies, who seek Him with an undivided heart.
The greatest commandment is pretty well known – I think most people know that it is “to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love your neighbour as yourself.”
“Iniquity” is a word I have never actually looked up and found the meaning of until I reread this Scripture a few weeks ago. I am amazed at the little bit I have learned and the impact it has on my heart and the way that I am beginning to think.
“Iniquity” comes from the word “inequity” – something that is unbalanced, not equal with. A few other words meaning the same would be “injustice, unfairness.”
I laughed aloud Saturday morning at exercise class when my glance caught a banner that read, “One Word from God can change your life.”
“Iniquity” refers to the character of the person who commits the sin.
I wrote in the first chapter of Beckoned by the King these words:
“The decrees and laws that God spoke to Moses would have overridden all else and been like liquid fire in his heart. They would have been burning away the carnality of his own thoughts and passions in order for him to be consumed by the passions of God.”
Just imagine that liquid fire burning in your own heart. Do you see what it is burning away? In my heart I do.
I am reminded of a verse in Deuteronomy 25:15
“You shall have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just measure, that your days may be lengthened in the land which the Lord your God is giving you.”
I used to speak this verse over my life relating it to weight loss!
But…the bread is breaking, blinders dropped.
“Honour your father and mother” which is the first commandment with promise. – The promise to us in verse 3 is “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.”
Remembering that iniquity refers to the character of the person, our behaviour – honour is an inward trait. It is a way of being, of acting out what we feel on the inside.
Jesus honoured His Father. Everything He did was in obedience to His Father’s will. He and His Father were One.
There was no inequity in their relationship, their characters and natures were identical.
Their characters would have a perfect and just weight if measured on a scale.
Narrowing it down to our lives…The Hebrew gives the meaning as “to twist, distort or bend.”
Have we twisted, distorted or bent the Word of God in any way to suit ourselves or do we make effort to see that which is twisted, distorted and bent in our thinking and way of being lines up with the Word of God?
To think, it is our hidden way of being that Jesus shed His blood and died for, and forgave. He is the only One who knows us so well, loved us so much and gave us a “way” to walk and live that would bring pleasure to His heart.
“In Him we live, breathe, and have our being.” Acts 17:28
This is what the LORD says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’
We walk “the way” with our nature cleaving to the nature of God.
That is something to have joy about, celebrate knowing that in Christ we are more than conquerors, and overcome by the power of the Blood and the word of our testimony.
It is the Blood of Jesus and only the Blood of Jesus as it drips red over our life that changes us, that heals us, and gives us victory!