Holy Word for Morning Revival: God's Law
This Blog Has Saved Me
I cannot tell you how many times this blog has saved me. To be honest, writing these blog posts have become my accountability to the Lord and to you all. You may ask, what accountability?
Well, you see, the need to update this blog has held me accountable to enjoy and experience the Lord in a fresh way. This is the source of freshness in this blog.
Furthermore, having to write my experiences in the Lord has taught me to muse, to consider, on His Word. I mean not just the written Word of God but also the Lord's instant speaking within me.
Holy Word for Morning Revival
This week I've been lacking in my morning time with the Lord. So today I picked up my morning devotion book, it's called, The Holy Word for Morning Revival: Crystallization-Study of the Psalms, to read the portion of The Functions and Blessings of God's Law as His Living Word to His Loving Seekers.
This portion is a musing on Psalm 119, written by His loving seeker, concerning God's law, which is His Word. There are two types of law-receivers: the law-keepers and the loving seekers.
Often when we come to the Word of God, we come with the attitude of trying to fulfill the law. Mustering our own strength, we would struggle to be better Christians. We try and try to keep the law, but the more we strive to be better the more we fail.
Psalm 119 shows how we need to be the loving seekers, not the law-keepers.
"Whether you have a killing law or a life-giving law depends on your attitude. If your attitude in coming to the law is to care only for the commandments in letters and to realize that you cannot fulfill these commandments, then you have the law in the aspect of the letter. However, if you take every part of the law - all the commandments, ordinances, statutes, precepts, and judgments - as the word breathed out by the God whom you love, then you have the law in the aspect of the Spirit. Then instead of trembling before the law of letters, you will be happy to be fed with every part of the law as the word, the breath, of God."
Today I was enlivened by the Law, the Word of God. It is very touching that the Law is actually the Breath of God, not just a cold, objective set of strict regulations.