Thursday, June 4, 2009

Thankful Thursday-Spiritual Sweet Tooth



PSALM 19:9,10 "The laws of the Lord are true;
each one is fair.
They are more desirable than gold,
even the finest gold.
They are sweeter than honey,
even honey dripping from the comb."

What kind of taste does reading and meditating upon the Word leave in your mouth? Is it a sweet taste or a sour one? This is the question Laurie, from Women Taking A Stand, our Thankful Thursday hostess this month, chose as our topic.

Reading the Word definitely is sweet to me now, but it wasn't always so. As a young Christian, I did not really read the Word all that much. I knew I should but there always seemed to be something else to do. I've always been a voracious reader; sad to say, most of my reading was fiction, and not always Christian fiction!

As I've matured in Christ, I've grown to love the Word and realize my need for reading it. I think the importance of knowing the Word really hit home when I was taught that we could stand on the promises of His Word. I put this teaching to the test over 20 years ago when my husband was out of work. I looked up every scripture I could find regarding God's provision. My husband and I read them over together and agreed in prayer claiming these scriptures. And the Lord heard and delivered. (I wrote a post about this experience. If you'd like to read it, click here.)

That experience was a real eye-opener to me. I realized that if I didn't study scripture, I wouldn't have any direction from God when a situation came up. Since then, I have set out on my journey of becoming a real student of the Word. I have so much to learn, it will take a lifetime of study.

One thing I have learned:

How sweet are Your words to my taste,
Sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Psalm 119:103

I'm thankful for His Word and thankful that He has provided so many versions, study helps and bible teachers to help me with my study. Most of all, I'm thankful for the Holy Spirit who gives me revelation and calls scripture to my remembrance when I need it.

To read other thankful hearts, visit Laurie at Women Taking A Stand.

13 comments:

Melissa said...

Amen. Thanks for sharing this.

Irritable Mother said...

Ah, yes! His Word is sweet.
And this is something I pray for my children, too, that they will have a love for God's word. Since my son is such a lover of honey, I often pray that Psalm 119:103 will be a reality for him. *grin*

LAURIE said...

Jerri, thank you for sharing your grateful heart with us today. Oh the sweetness of His Word ... what a wonderful testimony of how God remained with you and created in you a desire for the goodness of His Word! Happy TT - Laurie

Angela said...

I read the post that you have shared in this post..thank you. Blessings precious sister....

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

Yes! I too am thankful for the revelation of the Holy Spirit--he calls to mind scriptures when I need them the most! And I need them often :)

It Feels Like Chaos said...

I completely agree! What a privilege it is to study His word and how awesome that I always learn something new! Man, I have to say, though, all these honey verses are making me laugh after our bee experience!

bp said...

Thanks for sharing and also visiting my blog today. Haev a great day!

Denise said...

Such a lovely thankful post.

Raise Them Up said...

A student of the Word...

I like that.

May we never stop being exactly that!

Michele Williams said...

What a wonderful testimony. Thank you for sharing. His word is so sweet!

Pia said...

your testimony is inspiring. i am also claiming God's promise based on His Word about my marriage. the waiting is so hard but i know He will come through... just like how He did for you and the others. i'm praising God with you for answered prayers.

Rita T. said...

We all have so much to learn, don't we? You have a wonderful weekend!

Sherrylinn said...

Wonderful post, thank you for sharing!