I have heard many people say and some say it almost in a bragging manner, “I have read the Bible through more than once”. That is wonderful! We should read our Bible but my question is, “Are you spending time with the Living Word?”
Jesus is not only the Written Word; He is also the Living Word. I have not read the entire Bible through word for word. I have tried many times but I would always get stopped when I got in the Old Testament where there is much law and history.
I do know the Heart of the Living Word! I know what makes Jesus happy and what makes Him sad. I don’t always please Him because I am human. However, He knows my heart and He knows how much I love Him.
Please keep reading your Bible but also spend time with the Living Word. Allow Jesus to rise with Joy in your heart. The Bible says that the Joy of the Lord is our strength. Let others see the Living Word shining brightly in what you say, where you go, what you watch, who you associate with, and what you do.
Joanne Lowe, Jan 2005
These Inspirational Writings are for you “From the Heart of Jesus”. Joanne’s heart is open twenty four hours a day to serve Jesus so you may contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit Joanne’s blog at http://joannelowe.blogspot.com/