God’s plan is to reveal the power and beauty of Jesus through our lives. The message in Galatians 2 is all about living the resurrected life, but how do we do this?
How do we live in a way that reveals His heart? How do we express our lives with the heart Jesus redeemed for us?
I have been learning to say ‘no’ to those things contrary to His word and instead run to His word and drink from the fountain of living water. When I am filling my heart full with His words, my mouth, which so often gets in the way, will begin to speak words in agreement with God’s word.
The last question in the chapter, “Ayin” (in Hebrew this alphabet letter is likened to a fountain of water) in Beckoned by the King ended with this: “Can you hear Him as He teaches you to speak right things only so that your speech lines up with His word?”
I sure have been able to hear Him! He let me know my word for the month of November is ‘no’, and of course it fits right in with what He has been teaching me and what He wants me to learn. I am not surprised that the word is a perfect fit for the next chapter in Beckoned by the King, which is ‘Pe’. The Hebrew meaning for this alphabet letter is ‘open mouth’.
Pe Psalm 119:129-136
129 Your statutes are wonderful; therefore, my soul observes them.
130 The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.
131 I open my mouth and pant, longing for your commands.
132 Turn to me and have mercy on me, as you always do to those who love your name.
133 Establish my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.
134 Redeem me from the oppression of men, that I may obey your precepts.
135 Make your face shine upon your servant and teach me your decrees.
136 Streams of tears flow from my eyes, for your law is not obeyed.
One of the most important lessons I have learned in my walk with God is the absolute need to be faithful with the time I spend reading God’s word. I am lost without it. My husband always knows if I have been slack in my word time because I get cranky and aggravated…quickly.
I have needed to trust Him to firmly establish me in His word so sin does not take priority and dominion in my life. Trusting involves knowing He will complete the good work He began in me but I need to do my part. I need to read the word of God, practice listening for His voice and be faithful to obey His written and spoken words. Continue Reading