The Word is my answer

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
John 1:1

Ann asks this week, “What one spiritual practice has most deeply affected your relationship with Jesus?”

One? That’s hard to answer.

I’ll say:
Worship. Or, maybe meditation. Or journaling? No, study. Definitely study. But what about fellowship? Ooh, don’t forget memorization. Or should it be prayer? Yes, prayer.

Or, maybe I just don’t know. 

But I see a common thread running through all those ways of connecting with Jesus. It’s the Word. Living Words

The Word is the foundation for song lyrics and purposed thoughts and focused studies and interactions with believers and memorizing truths and conversations with God.

Yes, the Word is my answer.  

The Bible is home base. It grounds me. It's a sure spot to see Him, to learn about Him, to believe in Him, to worship Him. To know Him.

I am ushered into His presence through the knowledge of His truths (John 8:31-32).

There I uncover His grace. His holiness. His glory. His love.

I come to the Word to be changed by it. To be changed by Him. Yes, He is my answer.

* * *

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us,
and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:14 The Word Is Alive by Casting Crowns

The Word Is Alive
LYRICS

Looking out from His throne, the Father of light and of men
Chose to make Himself known and show us the way back to Him
Speaking wisdom and truth into the hearts of peasants and kings
He began to unveil the Word that would change the course of all things

With eyes wide open, all would see

CHORUS
The Word is alive
And it cuts like a sword through the darkness
With a message of life to the hopeless and afraid
Breathing life into all who believe
The Word is alive
And the world and its glories will fade
But His truth, it will not pass away
It remains yesterday and forever the same
The Word is alive

Simple strokes on a page
Eternity's secrets revealed, carried on from age to age
It speaks Truth to us even still
And as the rain falls from Heaven, feeds the earth before it returns
Let Your Word fall on us and bring forth the fruit You deserve

With eyes wide open, let us see

CHORUS

* * *

How would you answer? What spiritual practice has most deeply affected your relationship with Jesus?

My Walks with Him

7 comments:

Debbie said...

Reading His Word and meditating on it transforms my thinking. I pray that His desires become my desires. But I need to spend time with Him and read His Word.

Blessings to you,
Debbie

Trish said...

Lisa ~
It brings our hearts into communion with His. Beautifully said. Thank you.
Trish

Lisa notes... said...

I find it interesting that this afternoon I ran across this article below about "Why So Many Words in Worship?" Perhaps it will bless you as it did me.

http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/kevindeyoung/2009/11/04/why-so-many-words-in-worship/

Heather said...

I love this.

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

So true... The Word is our foundation.
Steady on the Rock, we are,
when we stand steady on His Word.

The Word cuts deep. Separates Truth from lies. What an incredible gift we've been given in His Word.

Thank you for this, post.

And thank you Jesus, for your Word. Sweet Logos. Word alive ...

I'm Angie said...

LOVE it!!! Your right no matter what the WORD is the foundation!! Thanks for sharing!!

Monica Sharman said...

Awesome. Love the one on twitter prayers, too.
Great song. I'm off to turn on the CD player.
Monica

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