Love Letter from God
My Lord and My God
Oh! How you love me so
You’ve said it, you’ve shown it
But more importantly, You’ve written it down;
How I love your words, Oh Lord
In the love letter you wrote to me
You tell me just how much you love me for who I am
And you promise me what no one else can give me;
I read your love letter everyday
For the words are so sweet, they give me peace
I feel your presence through your words
And the sweetness of your presence I long for more and more;
How I love your words, Heavenly Father
A love letter that teaches, guides and directs
A love letter that gives me hope, encouragement and strength
A love letter that reminds me of your eternal love and grace;
My Lord and My God,
How I love you so
For touching my inner being so softly, gently and lovingly
With your love letter that’s new to me every moment.
One of my blessings is having experienced life as an unbeliever and then walking with Christ. I can share with you how I viewed the Word of God, and I thank God that I can look back and shake my head with pity yet happy that at last I have found the keys to unlocking the treasures in life. Then, if I managed to go to church, it was simply out of boredom and I needed something to occupy the Sunday morning. I could sit under the nose of my Pastor hearing powerful words that simply fell beside me. It was as Jesus explained in Luke 8:12 “Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved”. While my Pastor is speaking God-breathed words, I might be saying, “This man is such a talented man he could make a great actor if he had followed the right path!” Then when they say meditate on the word, that was a different story. How could I meditate on what I have not “heard” or read? I would say within, “Let this phase end let me go and do something worthwhile.” Jesus, thank you for salvation.
I thank God for HIS Word. The Bible is no ordinary book. It is not an ornament. It is life. It is The Word. The origin of the Bible is God Himself. 2 Timothy 3:16, tells us that all scripture is inspired by God [All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness]. In 2 Peter 1:21, we understand that each writer was "carried along" by God [For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit]. This means that God used each of the Bible's 40 authors, with their different cultural backgrounds, personalities and positions, to deliver His divine Word to all of us (http://www.allabouttruth.org/bible-origin.htm).
I take the Bible to be a love letter from God written specially for me. From beginning to end is a demonstration of HIS love for me and the person HE used to win my love. This same Bible contains HIS words of hope, encouragement, comfort, promises, blessings, instruction, revelations, sanctification, healing…, can I name them all? HIS words provide me with all I need for life and godliness. What more can I ask for? I love the way HE speaks. HE uses words like “Test me!”, “I know the plans I have for you…”, “You are a crown of glory!” HE is Perfect, HIS word is truth [John 17:17].
There is tremendous power in the Word of God [For the Word of God is living and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart; Hebrews 4:12]. The world was formed by the Word of God. If God’s Word can create the universe, what is it that you need from HIM that cannot be got with HIS Word when backed by Faith? God speaks through HIS word. What excites me about the Word is that the same word HE speaks for a situation now can be used for another situation. It is new every moment. I remember when I did not have much money and I wanted to sow a seed. The Word of God came to me saying, “Do not be weary in doing good, for in due season you shall reap, if you do not lose heart” [Gal 6:9]. The key word there for me was “reap” and I sowed with expectation. In yet another instance I said, “Father, I am tired of this walk with you. The road is narrow and the journey has not been smooth (like HE said it will be!).” His Word came to me again, “Do not be weary in doing good, for in due season you shall reap, if you do not loosen and relax your courage”. From there I got the motivation to continue the walk with HIM (and I do not regret it to this day!)
Beloved, the Word of God is a treasure you should not let go of. There is no part of the Bible that is insignificant. God inspired it just for you to enable you live a prosperous and successful life [This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate therein day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written therein. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall have good success; Joshua 1:8]. Open your heart and let every aspect of the Word come in and dwell richly in you. Always remember that there is power and love in HIS word. Hold fast to it, no matter what you go through. I can assure you, you will never have reason to regret holding on to HIS Word.
Have a blessed day. May you have a Word to go with you today assuring you of HIS presence.