Monday, February 14, 2011

why hide God's word

Psalm 119:11 NLT
I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

That is one of the most incredible verses in all the world.  It tells us what the Bible can do for us.  It will keep each of us on the right path, but it will also put our mind on the right things.

Yet it ought to go further than that.  I was thinking through some truths of Scripture last week and several pieces of truth came rolling in my direction.  Then it hit me.  Hit me hard, to be honest with you.

By hiding God's word in our hearts we will find, peace and purpose, abundance and strength.  And more will come our way.

If the only reason you accepted Jesus as your Savior was to go to heaven, then you have missed the boat.  God has so much more goodness and grace for us.  Life is intended to be an adventure of fun even with on the hiccups and speed bumps along the way.  This was intended to be a series of unlinked circumstances that remind us that Heaven will be awesome.  Life is meant to be a series of learning and prepping for our new home in heaven.

The rest of our life can be an adventure of living life to it's fullest or it can be just a series of unrelated and no fun days strung together.  I believe God has more in store for us.

So, why hide God's word in your heart?  The best reason I can find is for us to live a life full of God and big time, abundant adventure.  Don't mistake the pain and the heartbreak for God's removing His hand from your life.  Take a hard look at life and find out what God is doing.  His word will give us insight like nothing else can.

Why hide God's word in our heart?  Because God has big plans for each and every one of us.  I want in on that.  How about you?

Jeremiah 29:11 NLT
For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

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