Can eight words change your life? Let’s find out.
Today’s short verse is tucked inside the longest chapter in the Bible, Psalm 119 — a love song to God’s Word.
You can sing the whole psalm as a hymn — feel free to make up your own melody, just as He encourages us to do (Ephesians 5:19). Or you can offer it as a prayer — William Wilberforce often recited Psalm 119 while walking home from Parliament.
So, what are these eight wonderful, life-changing words?
Your statutes are wonderful; therefore I obey them. Psalm 119:129
Your statutes… Psalm 119:129
Honestly, the word “statutes” always throws me off because I start picturing statues. Here we’re talking about His “testimonies” (KJ21), “decrees” (CSB), “teachings” (CEV), “rules” (ERV), and my personal favorite, “thy witnessings” (WYC).
In a word, His Word. For the psalmist, it meant the Torah, the law of God revealed to Moses and recorded in the first five books of the Bible. For us it means all of God’s Word, first page to last.
If we want a life brimming with meaning. If we long for contentment, comfort, and a deep sense of peace. If we need an ongoing reminder of God’s love for us, it starts here: embracing the truth of His Word and celebrating the sheer goodness of His commands.
…are wonderful;… Psalm 119:129
Yes, they are. His words are “marvelous” (NET), “far exceeding anything conceived by man” (AMPC).
There are books, and then there is the Bible.
I majored in English Literature in college, so I love books. But nothing compares to God’s Word. Nothing is more powerful, more beautiful, more purposeful. Lord, “every word you give me is a miracle word” (MSG).
And speaking of miracles…
We sold our old farmhouse this week, after calling it home for more than 26 years. Yes, it was hard to say good-bye. But it was also wonderful.
Walking through the property one last time, we discovered the only thing we’d somehow missed in weeks of cleaning and packing and moving: a handmade cross hanging inside the barn, right next to the door.
Our first instinct was to take it with us, until we realized it was meant to be there.
At Tuesday’s closing, the new owners excitedly told us about finding a cross in the barn.
Bill and I assured them, “We didn’t put it there. God did.”
This is what His Word does: it draws us to Him.
…therefore… Psalm 119:129
Because His commands, His laws, His words are so wonderful, they deserve a response from us.
So, “this is why” (CJB), beloved, we do what must be done.
…I obey them. Psalm 119:129
Here is the life-changing part. Not only reading the Word, but also doing the Word. Not merely talking about our faith, but also walking out our faith — a daily process of “hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying” (AMPC).
When it comes to God’s commands, we not only “respect them all” (CEV), we “follow them” (ERV), even when it’s challenging. We “observe them” (NET), even when it’s tempting to ignore His clear instructions. And we “protect them” (EXB), even when people call us foolish to cling to the His Word as our Source of truth.
His Word confirms and affirms. Teaches our hearts and preaches to our spirit. Shows us what we must do to be saved. Demonstrates His lovingkindness, verse after wonderful verse.
Have I mentioned lately how much I love the Bible?
Naturally, our special giveaway for June was a breathtakingly beautiful Bible from the NIV Artisan Collection. The printed hardcover features a hand-painted design, and the words are wonderful too: “God is within her, she will not fall” (Psalm 46:5). It even has artwork hidden in the gilded edges. I chose a winner at random (which simply means God did the choosing) on Tuesday, June 18. Congratulations to Zella from Georgia!
You are still welcome to share your thoughts on what you love most about God’s Word. Bless you for reading all the way to the end, dear friend.
Your sister, Liz
P.S. If you missed our June 5th Wonderful Wednesday on Facebook LIVE, watch and/or listen as we get to know Mary of Rome, Tryphena, Tryphosa, and Persis — four amazing Jesus Girls.
Love you & all that you do to fulfill God’s calling on your life. May God richly bless you, your family and ministry. I love God’s Word because it’s alive, active and does return void – it accomplishes God’s perfect Will & always prospers into where it is sent. Keep on keeping on & doing what you do best: Sharing the Love of God & the Living Word of God <
The bible always has answers to my questions, worries, fears and even provides praises for the Lord when I am out of words.
The Bible shows me to follow, obey, trust and to live each day to believe
His Word truly is life changjng and a light for my path each and every day. Thank you Liz for your unique and special ministry. Much love to you. ❤️
God’s word is The Truth
God’s Word is my source of strength. It is the Living Book that I seek each morning for directions, encouragement, and wisdom needed to get me through the day and life’s situations. So thankful!
I am constantly amazed whenever I need a verse/verses of comfort.,assurance, or commonsense, etc. one will come to me from the Bible. It is my go-to guidebook. It is very important to me.
God’s Word is encouraging and continuously teaching me. I have been negligent in my time with God but I so want to remedy that to grow in my spiritual walk with Him.
God’s word always has a reminder or new thought for me.
When I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, and momentarily wonder who I should turn to, my soul cries out, “Lord, to whom shall [I] go? You have the words of eternal life.” I love His Word because in the barren landscape of weariness and suffering it is the only absolute my soul can depend on to bring about redemption in the here and now, or in the hereafter. No matter what, His Word will bring about His purposes.
His word is a soothing balm to my human cracked and painful places. Sometimes a quicker healing than other times. Nevertheless, consistent application heals those really deep and painful wounds. What a Savior what a healer what a Lord!
His Word is his love letter to me so reading it fills my soul and helps me soar.
What I love best about God’s Word is it fills. It fills my heart. It fills all voids. And it ful-fills all our dreams, needs and desires.
I just love that God’s word is life-giving. It is my strength, my shield, my peace, encouragement, hope, reality check, life line to God’s heart, I can trust His word and rely on it. It is the most gracious and precious gift.
Dearest Liz: of whom I’ve shared a footstool with at CLASS!
How wonderful for your farmhouse home to have sold, I imagine your auction went well too.
Now you and Bill are off on a new adventure and settling finding your Summer/Autumn Life Honeymoon Cottage, a downsizing! Thank you for showing us the ability to Let Go! Of past blessings to have an open heart and hands for newer and better blessings!
Psalm 37: 3-4
NAS: Trust in the Lord and do good. Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.
NWT: Trust in Jehovah and do what is good. Reside in the earth and act with faithfulness.
Beautiful gift a real plus sign + with the extended tail of the Cross in the Barn for the new owners! Your testimony of living by the Savior, the Man of the Cross – our Messiah whose Resurrection gives us Light, Hope, Faith as we live and embrace our tests! How awesome that you overlooked, never saw it before and yet were willing to not grasp it but gave it so freely! And the one thing the new owners were so excited over! (Bringing tears to my eyes)
Your joy and Ta Da’s are boundless with fun energy and faith!
Thanks for blessing me today!
over again to
me, Wonderful Words of Life …
Words of life and beauty,
they teach me faith and duty…
all so freely given wooing us to Heaven!
God’s Word speaks to whatever our need may be..comfort, wisdom, direction, instruction, poetry, example or Jesus’ s incredible love for me. It gives me hope for a life eternal with Him
His word is the same yesterday, today, and always. God is always there for me even when I don’t feel it.It gives me comfort to know know matter what I may feel I just need to remember this.
Scriptures, show me that I am His daughter, that He loves me. John 14:2 even tells me He is preparing a place for Me!
I love that you shared a verse from Psalms because it is my favorite book. No matter where I am at it comforts me, encourages me, lifts me up and gives me perspective. I love how the Psalmist just seems to love and admire God, no matter what. Even at the end of a lamenting Psalms the writer remembers who God is and praises God. I love that!
God’s word are a comfort to my soul. I find peace in God’s word.
God’s Word is PEACE in this troubled world. Thank you, Jesus, for your beautiful Word!🌺
My dear Sister Liz, love how you thru these devotionals always encourage me. I have cried with you and I have also laugh with you. Hope that wherever you have chosen to live will bring you many, many more years of wonderful memories. I love the Word of God because is so personal to our individuality and situations. It’s alive, it speaks to me, corrects me, it brings me joy and hope. It stirs so many different emotions in me that I know it has to be a living God behind it. It has beautiful promises that will definitely come to pass. And it’s something that I can and will leave to my children as an inheritance for their eternal life. It’s so alive that it continues to live thru generations and generations.
Love, love, love your your style and the way it flows! The pictures are a feast for the eyes every time! What I love about God’s word is…it gives me what I need just when I need it…the truth.
God’s word is a light. It is sharper than a two edged sword, active and living. I love teaching God’s word. It’s one of my passions ,to young and old alike. It’s the only book that we read that’s been around for so long that its author is still living.
Gods words are ageless and applyto today as well as long long ago. So many translations have made His word understandable and accessible to so many.
God’s word is alive! It is always there. It simply is…
I love that God’s Word is nourishing to my soul, especially when I feel depleted.
Thank you for this great reflection on Psalm 119.
I love that God’s Word never becomes out of date. I can read a verse I’ve read many times before and it leaps off the page, like it was written especially for me!
I love that all scriptures are God breathed HIS word. I know them to be the truth and love to us. Thank you Liz for this chance to get this gift of HIS love letter for us. You are a dear blessing to us all!
I’m kinda a new Christian at this,and I make it a habit know to spend time with the Lord. The stories in the bible are so interesting and it feels like He is right there with me. I find myself going to him more,and depending on him.
Welcome to the family of God! My daughter just became a Christian this week!
I find strength and calmness in knowing God is in control of my life. I’ve learned to put my trust in him and truly turn my concerns over to him and he will be with me in every situation.
One of my favorite things to do in the Bible is cross reference. I am constantly amazed at the intelligence behind God relating to Himself over and over again.
God’s Word is alive!! When I read it or listen to it, I feel a peace that comes over me.
I can be worried or anxious over life. But I have found that His Word is alive, and there is peace in it.
I love the peace, comfort, and strength God gives my heart and soul through His Wonderful Word!! It is such a sweet thing to share God’s Word and teach it to others. And, His beautiful promises are always an amazement!!! ❤️😊
What do I love about God’s Word? He speaks to me and teaches me and I learn as a visual learner. I have tried to read a chapter a day since I was 10 so more than 40 years.
God’s Word is truth. God’s Word is comforting in times of need. God’s Word tells me His love for me.
Its really simple for me, gods word is the “one and only” thing in this world, and in our lives that we can truly TRUST AND BELIEVE. He is all we truly need, he is the king of kings, lord of lords, one and only, god almighty, lord and savior and very best friend.
Jesus loves me is in every passage. God is good all the time. I value my Bible study with women every Sunday. God’s truth is revealed reaffirmed and shared in every lesson. The word of God is our minute to minute GPS in life. It’s our great resource when we try to make sense out of what’s happening in the world -our world & reminder that Gods in charge & he has a plan.
When I cannot stand alone, He holds me up through His word, His promises, His teachings. He is always with me. My family is going through the passing of our nephew. This is the 3rd. death in our familyin the past 9 months. Our sister in law and my Mother have gone on to Heaven. Blessed assurance. We can survive.
I love 💕 God’s word because it’s alive, relevant for any season and comforting as a cozy blanket.
The Bible, for me, is source for clarity and guidence. It’s as relevant today as the day it was written. It’s my place to call home.
Gods word gives me new hope every morning . The best part of my day is my morning devotional, my beginning with God, giving me my purpose for the day.
Gods word provides my strength and hope for the fsy
Gods word is the ultimate guide for us 24\7. I couldn’t live without his beautiful words of instruction even when it hits squarely between the eyes. Thank you Liz for being a woman of integrity as you allow Jesus to guide you daily.
Gods word always says what I need when I need it
I love God’s word because it’s his way of communicating with me. I speak by prayer and he responds by his word. It’s a reminder that God is listening and waiting to answer. He is a father that is always attentive; never too busy for me. Gina Castell
His words are trusting, truthful and comforting.
I LOVE that the right words from His Word gets to me at the right time! I could be reading a passage I’ve not read in years or listening to a message that I think from the title or subject matter has nothing to say to me. But then the verse that hits me right between the eyes or right in the hurting hole in my heart appears. I love God’s Word and the God of the Word.
Tried to write more but it kept disappearing.I love Gods word speak it over myself every day. Hard trials Satan tries to steal my Joy but I tell him it is written I am loved and chosen by God leave me alone
How can I not be blessed with His words each day to encourage, teach, guide, comfort, offer me hope and a path to follow to eternal life. Once again Liz you have enriched my life with your thoughts from His word and the beautiful art. I love to draw and paint and use many of your pictures as inspiration. I am excited to see a bit of this new Artisian Bible. Bless you for sharing again
When nothing else works, God’s Word does. When other books give me a lift, God’s Word brings me life. When my friend’s can’t be there, God’s Word is always by my side. When I want to know my Savior, God’s Word opens the door to His heart. When I have the opportunity to encourage another, God’s Word rings wisdom. No other love story compares!
The. Bible is. My life. My drink. My food. My very being. It. Brings. Jesus to me gives me breath to carry on. It is. My everything. I am touching. Jesus. With. Bible in my hands. I know of His great love for me . And His Sacrifice for. Me to have Eternal life. With Him. In. Heaven. Praise His. Holy name…
His word is Truth! It feeds me. It brings me back to reality because living in the World can be trying. It gives me Hope. I’m grateful for God’s word and the promises to look forward to!
Although it was written so long ago, it is relevant today and God personally speaks to me – to us. No matter how often I read it, there is always a treasure to be found and more to learn.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God.
The Bible gives me the answers to all of life’s problems. It gives me joy when I’m sad, hope when things are hopeless, a purpose for my life and lessons to share with my loved ones. All of this because it teaches that Jesus loves me no matter what.
Gods word is Soothing to the soul when times are bad.
Love your books and you But love the Bible more
Thanks be to God for love and grace. The Word shows me the way and never leaves me.
Thanks for giving us a chance to win. Good luck and blessings to you in your new home .what I love best about the Bible is that it is true and encouragement to the soul
The thing that I love most about God’s Word is that it is living! I can find an answer to everything that I need in there!
The bible has been there went I needed it before I knew it, enjoy your teaching
I love God’s word because I know without a doubt that every word is true. I love reading about how much Jesus loved and cared for women and children when so many around Him did not think they were worthy of even respect.
Our future is sealed in God’s word. I am so thankful.
What I love most about God’s Word is that it is ALIVE!!!
No matter when you read it, the Lord speaks to you every single time, no matter what scripture you read, there is a message for you! It never fails if I have a worry or a situation that I am going through and praying about, the scriptures that I choose to read speaks directly to me! I love how the Bible is not “outdated”, but applies to our lives today!
God’s word is alive. Even when I read verses over again, sometimes I come to a new understanding of what it means and applies to me during the different challenges I have throughout my life. With chronic back and nerve pain, God’s word is definitely a lamp to find comfort and encouragement. God is good. God is Love.
I love how God uses you to remind me that even when it’s good to try and digest big chunks of bible verses, really getting into the meaning of often overlook words and sentences can have such a big impact and can hold inmense tresures and value. Liz i can’t imagine what you’re going through, big changes are never easy.
May God keep easying your heart and renewing your strenght. I love you sis!
The Lord is unchanging, his word is the same yesterday, today and forever.
I am a reader who loves words. I thank God for our written language and enjoy finding messages from Him to me in the Bible.
When I need it most He speaks to me through my favorite verse
Weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning.
Joy is my favorite word!
Reading Gods words everyday encourages me.. convicts me.. sustains me… keeps me out of the ditch and focused on the race ahead.
God’s word says what is true.
God’s word demands what is right.
God’s word provides what is good.
Thanks for the opportunity to win the beautiful Bible.
We just finished a study of the Psalms and are now doing James which ties in so well with what you wrote today Liz… Faith in Action… let others
see the light of God shining in you.
OMG, I had my reply ready to write, but then ready Jennifer Konstanzer’s and I love that: The Lord is unchanging, His word is the same yesterday, today and forever! Jennifer I hope you don’t mind that I used this as well!
What I love about God’s Word is that it lifts me up every time I read it. I know it is true. God’s love, mercy and grace flow through the words.
My love for God’s Word comes from knowing that whatever circumstance I find myself in; God’s Word has an answer. Whether the Word is wait, go forward, hold fast and stay where you are for the present He has an answer to sustain me. There is comfort and joy for whatever happens in our lives! Truly His Word is beautiful to me!
The Word Of God is the same, yesterday, today, and forever. When we hide it in our hearts, God recalls it to us at just the right time. It comforts, encourages, calms, and keeps us from sin. Praise His Name!
The thing I love most about God’s Word is that it is always fresh. When I come across a verse or passage I’ve read or heard before, it reaches my innermost part and speaks to me in my present situation. God’s Word really is alive!
God’s word reminds me over and over again how much He loves me!
I love how the Word is always pertinent, always supportive , always challenging. Amazed at how God speaks to me personally and how He shows His Love!
The Word of God is inexhaustible: The Holy Spirit will bring new insights each and every day.
His mercies are new every morning ~ Great is His faithfulness!
Thank you, Liz, for writing to the end! God’s Word is whole and complete to the very end! It answers every cry, laugh, anxious thought I have. It doesn’t change although it changes. It is a light that flashes in the darkness of my soul!! Complete. Finished. Alive.
God’s Word is everything- true, consistent, comforting, disciplining, wise – there are not enough words to adequately describe it so I’ll stop there. Thank you Father for the gift of Your Wonderful Word.
God’s words will always be therefore when you leave him and when you come back sweet love that’s who he is so He never for sakes you and he never leaves you waiting for you ❤ with open arms love you God a Bless
I love God’s word because it leads us to Jesus who is our Redeemer, sent from God the Father. It is powerful, the perfect truth (must be why the world is so scared of it and prohibits it). It gives me help, joy, strength and tells me how much I am loved. I could go on and on!
The truth and promises that speak to every situation
God’s word is my comfort when I’m low, my strength when I’m weak, my direction when I’m confused, and my hope…always!
I love God’s Word because it is everlasting, from generation to generation, because it’s truth endures, comforts, embraces and restores me every day, waiting for me to immerse myself in it each morning and fill me until I go to sleep at night.
I love how God’s Word never changes. We change. Seasons change, but He never does.
There is always something new found in His Word!
God’s Word, the Bible’s, main character is Jesus and I love everything about Him.
God always speaks to me with love and tenderness. I have lived almost 70 years on earth & the people closest to me do not say loving things to me. I am thankful I have time to spend hours each day reading His Word & being comforted by His loving words.
I love that when I am troubled, I can turn to the Bible for comfort, care and solution to the problem. Manny times God has guided me to the right page. I flip it open and somehow, the right chapter and verses are there.
Your podcasts lift my spirit. Thanks for sharing from your heart.
God’s word is a constant strength and powerful tool for me. His word guides me each day, settles me when I’m anxious and comforts me when things are tough.
I love reading it, singing it and talking and hearing about it. It is a wonderful gift that we can share as His family.
God’s word is so rich and full of beauty. I love that it is alive and teaches something every time you read it. Sometimes you can read passages that you have read before but God thru His Holy Spirit reveals a new thought to you and changes you again and again!
The Bible, God’s Holy Word is alive and relavant to whatever we are living through. It always speaks to me.
What I love most about God’s Word is how, miraculously, it provides me what I need regardless of the extremity of the moment. Somehow, verses I’ve read before, countless times, show me new meanings when I most desperately need them; they comfort me like the softest, sweet wool shawl in winter, reshaping to fit me.
Two weeks ago, my husband and I had to travel to the funeral of a very dear friend. We stayed in a hotel near the church and, as we were leaving the hotel room, we placed a gratuity on the bed, intending it for the housekeeper. On impulse, I pulled out the Gideon bible and flipped it open and put the money on the page that fell to Psalm 23. A good verse for anyone, I thought.
Off we went to the church, feeling double-minded about losing our dear friend but also celebrating her being welcomed to Heaven. The service began, planned out beforehand by her, with her husband and her pastor. Then came the first solo, a beautiful tenor voice rendering — surprise surprise — the 23rd Psalm. Ahhhh! So, this proves one more time that coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous. And I do believe He winks. 😉
It amazes me that I can read and reread God’s word, and there is always something more to learn from it, more comfort provided by it, and it it timeless. So wonderful.
What I love most about God’s Word is that it is living and never changes. It is trustworthy, powerful and life changing. It helps and encourages us to have a true reverence for our Heavenly Father and our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. I believe every word from the beginning to the end. Thank you God for your blueprint for life.
What I love most about God’s Word is that it has all my needs and wants even before I need them answered. Everything I read the Word, I discover something I had never seen before – this is the reason it is the Living Word.
God’s word to me always brings comfort in the storm.
As a new believer, my father scoffed at the idea that God’s word was divine inspiration but allowed that it was some of mans best work. Now as a long time believer, I continue to love His word more and more as I continue to learn just how purposeful each and every word and idea in this precious “work” truly is, and truly see it as inspired by God’s hand. I love this—“His Word confirms and affirms. Teaches our hearts and preaches to our spirit. Shows us what we must do to be saved. Demonstrates His lovingkindness, verse after wonderful verse.” Amen!
God loves us with an atoning love. God’s atoning love through Christ is the source of all our spiritual blessings. Another way God shows His love for us is by calling us out of the darkness of sin and into the light of fellowship with Him. God’s calling love is a promise to always be with us.
God’s word is like a comfortable blanket that just surrounds me with love, peace, contentment, happiness, forgiveness and many, many blessings. As I read His word, I ask Him to show me what He wants me to do. I could not have a good day without reading His word and feeling His love and mercy. I am blessed to know my Lord and so thankful that He loves me, a sinner.
No matter what I am feeling the Bible can meet my needs, give me wisdom, calm my fears, and always tell me how much He loves me.
Thank you for a beautiful post! There are so many things to love about God’s word! It’s His love letter to us. Even though His word never changes, each day it is new and fresh to us. At each stage of my life I get more and more from studying His word.
God’s Word is powerful perfection!
After my mother passed away in 1998 and I left my teaching career due to family issues, I wondered what to do. What did I want to be when I grew up? It came to me that my goal when I was little had been to be a student–but I didn’t want to go back to school. And what would I study? I realized I wanted to know God’s will for my life, and the best way to learn that was to study the Bible. I’ve been studying ever since, sometimes in classes at my church, sometimes alone. Sometimes with published studies, sometimes researching topics the Holy Spirit laid on my heart. I love God’s Word. I love that it is the Truth. I love the over-arching theme of His love for us.
He reaches me where I’m at, down to my soul!
“GOD answers prayer, this I believe but I am always surprised when it happens. We have been praying for a sister in Christ for a few months now as she had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, her family were preparing for her funeral but last week we praised God for his blessings in her life because she is now cancer free. God is good all the time!
God’s word always has an answer to any question that I have. And although I have read certain verses before if situations change in my life when I read the verse again it will perfectly fit this time and place. What do people do that do not know the word of God? Blessings abound in His word!
God’s Word, the Bible is new every morning. Being a Christian for 58 years, I still find new truths from God’s Word. Every answer to life and how to live it is in the Bible❤️
The Word of God is my nerve pill. No kidding. I couldn’t live without out and I certainly live mighty well with it.
Love you Liz and thank you for all you do.
I love God’s word because they protect me. When I follow them they fence me into a safe place. When my heart feels the words are restrictive, I know God is good and God is for me and I am thankful for them.
God’s Holy word is everlasting. It is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. It is my comfort and strength on dark days. It is my happiness in times of despair. It is promises fulfilled. I am in the winter of my life and it has taken the fear away of dying. God’s word is my everything!! I lean something new each time I read it. Thank you Lord.
I am a 46 year old woman with cerebral palsy. A Christian since I was 7! God’s word has been a comfort to my soul as a child having to go through 10 operations! When parents and sister had to leave the hospital God and his Word was with me. God’s word is on time, in time every time!
I enjoyed today’s message very much. I know the sale of your home must have been very difficult. It was a beauty. We needed to sale our home of 23 years recently also. God has made our home with him. He goes where we go, where we live and for that I am so thankful. Bless you lovely lady.
I just love how as many times as I’ve read the same passages it always speaks to me differently. It’s alive and moving always.
What I love most about Gods word is how it fills me with His unconditional love in every reading. Even when I’ve walked away from my closeness to Him, I return to His open arms and the WORDS I need for that specific moment.
The WORD is our means of knowing our Savior. It is our lifeline. It is our connecting force by which we learn to know and love Him more.
At the beginning of 2 Timothy 3:16 (ESV), it says, “All Scripture is breathed out by God…” When we read His Word, we’re taking in His breath. And of course, man was created with the breath of God in him – Gen. 2:7 “then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life…” God – the Creator of the universe – took the time to not only breathe life into the man, Adam but also to breathe His Words out so that all of us can take part. What an awesome thought!!!
Oh Liz.. this week has been in turmoil!! My son is a Type 1 diabetic… DKA 8 TIMES…and SUNDAY was hospitalized again for the #8. And here we are …out of the hospital. Safe ….doing well…and I’m sitting at a lake just taking time to breath and reading this and THANK GOD FOR HIS WORD ….HIS WORD IN THE BIBLE TELLING ME THIS BATTLE IS NOT MINE…. BE STILL. HE IS WITH ME. ..AND THEN READING THIS….YOU SHARED PSALM 46 :5 TO REMIND ME THAT I AM EVERYTHING…I AM SHE….. AND HE IS MADE ME CLOTHES ME AND FOR THIS TONIGHT LAKESIDE I AM SO BLESSED.!!!! AS I WALK WITH GOD HE IS THROWING ME SOME CURVE BALLS BUT WE WILL BE STRONGER BECAUSE OF IT AND GOD WILL DO ALL THINGS FOR HIS GOOD…..AND FOR THIS MY FAITH HAS GROWN STRONG … THANK YOU JESUS..
AND THANK YOU LIZ FOR ALWAYS SHARING WHAT GOD PUTS ON YOUR HEART
I love how God’s Word speaks directly to my situation, either after it happens or prepares me beforehand. I also love that it’s always fresh and new and sweet and there are so many gems hidden under the surface of every passage.
God’s WORD is His story of pure love and grace. It meets us where we are, provides wisdom and guidance to walk in his ways to become more like him…a place of safety and everlasting love.
As I have graduated into the grandmother stage of my life, I am finding that different verses resonate with me now, but they are as relevant today as they were in Lois’ time.
I love Gods word because it’s everything to me and for me. 2018-2019 was an incredibly hard year. Mentally and emotionally I was a mess. I thought I was going to wind up in a psych ward. Trusting God was hard and I didn’t know how to take the first step toward Him to get help. I did have to go on medication and see a Christian counselor to help me get untangled. God is tender toward us and the healing came through studying the psalms and allowing the Lord to love me and heal my mind and broken emotions and heart. When the anxiety returned nothing took it away but reading the psalms and being able to express my emotions. Studying His attributes from A-Z brought peace and an anchor for my heart. Nothing is perfect, it’s a journey. Gods word is perfect for every problem, fear and anxiety. It’s a secure Rock to hold onto.
The Bible is so timely always speaking to me for what I need at the moment. It gives me comfort . It never grows old!!
My favorites? The commandments left in the New Testament. There are only two and that is really all we need.
Spending time in God’s word always brings me peace. I’ve learned that my day goes better if I set aside special time to read my Bible. Then again in the evening, my family enjoy a family worship together. God’s word is alive with blessings!
Gods word is timeless!
Oh, I love the word, and especially Psalm 119 has spoken into my life. First, verse 37 convicted me one day to ‘Turn my eyes away from worthless things’. I realized I was spending a lot of time doing things that weren’t productive or worthwhile.
Second, verse 165 says ‘Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.’ Another version says, ‘nothing shall offend them’. As a person who was easily offended and irritated with the world around me, this spoke volumes to me! It showed me I must not love God’s word, since I didn’t have great peace and I sure was quick to take offense. Things have changed a lot in my life since I meditated on those two verses. His word changes us if we allow it to do so.
I love God’s word because each time I read it…it’s new ..I see things I’ve never seen before or what I’ve read a hundred times comes alive. It changes me. It comforts me. It convicts me. But what I love the most is that it reminds me assures me that my Good Shepherd loves me. .Me. that still grips my heart!
I love that His Word tells us how great He is and how much Hw loves us.
God’s word…. Is for my learning of the knowledge he wants me to know, for the obedience that I’m taught, and to share His love and forgivness. ( that which he shows to me). It’s a map for my life.
Thank you again Liz for your words and encouragement.
God’s Word speaks to me and is meant for all of us to delve into each and every day. When others say that is is not relevant in this day and age, how wrong they are! Thank you Lord for all your promises and all the love you show us each and every day. It is so important to listen to you and your will for us. Amen
Thanks Liz! Your words came at such a good time for me. I have been going thru a struggle with some family members that are very close to me that no longer believe that all of the Bible can be taken as truth and that it has been mistranslated and does not hold any special “power”. This hurts me so much because for me the word of God has always proven true and powerful. So often when I am talking with others or need God to speak to me, Gods word will fill my mind with just the right scripture that I need For that moment. This is my favorite thing about God’s Word and reassures me that it is living and active. It is powerful like no other book!!
God’s Word is timeless and ever timely. No matter what a friend, family member, new acquaintance, or I happen to be going through — His words always speak through the heart to lift, encourage, correct, and thereby comfort. To share His Word with another is the best gift we can give!
What I love most about the Bible is how God continually reveals new truths to the same words I’ve read previously. As I age, I’m especially thankful for the way He continues to teach me, no matter my age or stage.
Gods word is new everyday!No matter how many times you have read it through there is always something for us. Gods word does not discriminate he loves us all and wants us all to find him and keep his words in our heart.
I love that you can read God’s Word and get one thing out of it now and then get something totally different out of it another time when you read it – depends on what you need at the time.
God’s word is an anchor to my soul. His word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. His love is never failing!🙌
One of the things I love about it is that it never changes. It is such an encourager when you realize how much God loves us!
What I love about God’s word is it’s trustworthy, true and He keeps His promises.
God’s Word is precious because of the peace I gain when reading it. I learn so much and am so blessed when the Bible speaks to me. I read a passage and I feel like all the wayward parts of my life suddenly line up the way God has directed them.
What I love about the scripture is how it flows from the tongue as I read it aloud. Most of my memorized scripture is in the King James Version, but I also used several other versions for study. Each time I read or recite a passage, I sense something new. I continue to learn new passages because I need the reminders every day the I am not alone at anytime. I look forward to your weekly study. Good luck in your move. I sold my home of 48 years and moved to a Christian retirement community. I love it!
I love that God’s Words are in the bible for us to read and devour when ever we want to.
What I love about God’s Word is that it is always a “pick me up”, for example yesterday was a down day for me and I couldn’t even say why. But as I read the Word, first in the last chapters of John and realized once again how much Jesus suffered for ME on the cross, it took my blues away. I then went to the beautiful Psalm 40 and felt the lifting of my spirts, I was able to say, “It is well with my soul, Lord.”
I love that the creator of the universe wanted to send us His words, and those words speak to us individually as well as to all people. We can spend time learning, being guided, and inspired.
What I love most about the bible is how God picks the verses that I most need to hear. That is, I read it over and over, but He continually makes His word fresh to me. Different verses for every situation—kind of like “His mercies are made new every morning”, but it’s His word that is also made new every morning.
Such a beautiful bible—thanks for the chance to win!
Since my mom passed away in November, I have started using her Bible, the Bible she studied every single day. She was 91 when she died and the strongest Christian woman I know. Mom wrote things in the margins as she studied. Every time I am feeling down, I open her Bible and it opens to a page with just the message I need, referencing the exact verses I need at the moment. I know it’s all God.
God’s Word is filled with HOPE! … especially when we are confronted by our sins. He reminds us that He loves us, that He is our salvation and will protect us and help us. His word fills our hearts with strength and courage. His word reminds us of all His promises! God reminds us with His words that His LOVE replaces fear and makes us whole.
God’s Word says it all. It is my knowledge when I know I have much to learn. It is my wisdom when I don’t know which way to turn or whether I should stop, wait and listen or move forward. It is my pick me up when I am down. It is my tame me when I am flying high. It is my calm when I am anxious. It is the peace to my fear. It is my hope when it all feels hopeless. It fills me with love when I don’t feel loved or very loving. It brings me joy when I am sad, depressed or miserable. It is all there waiting for me to stop and remember to open it, read, meditate and pray on it. Remember is the key.
No matter what the medical reason may be for a requested test from my doctor. I always say to myself, well, no matter what the results may be — God and I are handling the problem. That’s why if the outcome would be cancer, that’s what I would tell the doctor.
What I love most about Gods word?
“It is new every morning.”
Because everyday those ancient words of truth are still able to powerfully and personally embody the mutable moments that lie ahead.
Being in God’s word centers me.
Thank you, Liz, for your precious way of sharing God’s Word.
I love God’s Word, because it is eternal. It has always existed and it will go on forever. As Christians, we are partnered in that eternity! I like the ESV’s way of expressing it in John 1: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God.” HE! God’s Word is alive. God’s Word is He, personified! Christ is the Word. We are engrafted with the Word; we are born of the Word. With that engrafted Word, we become focused no longer on the kingdom of man, but the Kingdom of God.
God’s Word reminds me that no longer do my actions have temporary implications, but will reverberate forever.
God’s Word connects me to Him and gives me comfort and Hope and Salvation!
i love the never changing word of God
I love God’s word because it is truth! It lifts us up and fills our souls! It brings strength and courage! It lets us know that He will always be with us no matter what we face! God is everything to me and I know with Him I can do anything!
You are such a blessing and an example of what God does in the lives of people. Thank you for all you do for the Kingdom of God!
I love God’s Word because it brings me face to Face with Him. 💜
God is Love! Love never fails! The Word is God! God is His Word. I can trust God – what He says – and know He loves me beyond any doubt, any storm, any upsets in life. God’s Word is living and powerful – in me.
“God is within her, she will not fall”
Dear sweet Mrs. Lizzy Curtis Higgs, your written words restating what the words on the front of the Bible said bring immediate tears to my eyes. The truth is God is in me and I will not fall, again because my God is in me. I would love to read that statement every time I read my bible.
I am about to complete my first book called, Continuous Peace. Like any god-sized step that he calls us to there’s always wonder, anticipation and thinking about how it will all work out. Your above statement gripped my heart and wrapped itself around me like a big hug from my Maker… who has once again confirmed his calling me to this magnificent step. His Word is so key to life and life abundantly! This bible cover conveys clearly with Him in us… we will not fall. His Word in us lights the way on our path!
Thank you for explaining… the Ephesians 5:19 speaking to one another with psalms… it is clear now, to speak, sing, memorize and share, the amazing Truths in the psalms! Thank you. Your life inspires me.
I’ve been blessed to hear you speak at, She Speaks on two different occasions. Your love for the Lord, His Word and His daughters was and is amazing, healing and encouraging. You are a rolemodel as a faithful, honest, Truthfilled, and fervent follower of His. You have impacted me greatly.
I also love the Lord, His Word and His previous daughters! My prayers and heart are with you!!! Thank you for your AMAZING ministry in the Lord.
With much love and gratitude,
I love all things God. He has blessed me far beyond even my imagination. I also love everything about God’s Word to us. The Holy Bible. On days when I’m frustrated and anxious I can feel the Spirit inside me urging me to The Bible. Sometimes I try to push that Voice away. But then I remember I don’t have to read it right then. Sometimes I just put it on my lap, or hold it close. Then I’m home with my Father and the most beautiful sense of peace I can ever feel.
God’s word reminds me that he loves me unconditionally, the words give me strength and the courage to share my faith with some unchurched people by loving on them and building a relationship guided by the Holy Spirit.
God’s Word speaks to my heart and soul. It brings me comfort, when I need comfort. It brings me healing , when I need healing. God’s Word constantly tells me He loves me. But, it also tells me not to be selfish, I am to share His Word with others.
Thank you so much Sweet Sista Liz for your ministry. You bless us all by being obedient to His Word.
God’s Word is alive. The Holy Soirit speaks to my heart through His word, when I need it most. PTL!
God’s word has everything I need for everything event happening in my life, answers to every emotion I am feeling, and reminders of His love, patience, and saving grace when I stumble and fail. I can open God’s Word and receive the best advice from the Wonderful Counselor for free. It only cost me to humble myself and pray for His guidance. He never gives bad/wrong advice or answers!!
I love that all scriptures are God breathed HIS word. I know them to be the truth and love to us. Thank you Liz for this chance to get this gift of HIS love letter for us. You are a dear blessing to us all!
I love that it is a pertinent today as the day it was written. My mother used to say if you want to read a book, the Bible is the one to read. Every kind of book you like is in His word: war stories, love stories, intrigue, espionage, poetry, it’s all in there!
I love how the entirety of God’s Word points to Jesus.
My favorite thing about God’s Word is how it applies to every conceivable experience we can have in life. There is nothing to which you cannot find a relevant passage from the Bible to address the issue.
Thanks, Liz, for sharing these encouraging thoughts. Obedience is such an important key walking with the Lord. I love the promises I find in His word. They bring great comfort and strength. I love the way His word is always new and has such power to touch my heart. Blessings to you and Bill as you settle into your new home. Moving is no easy task!
Love that it never changes…in a world where everything is changing constantly it is a blessing to know God’s word is the same yesterday…today and tomorrow. His truth is always with us.
I love to read God’s Word every day! It speaks to me in ways that I never imagined! If I am having a problem, all I have to do is grab my Bible and start reading!
I love God’s word because it is alive and living and has done what I thought was impossible, it changed my heart and rescued me from all the destruction in my life, it shows me real love!
I love how masterfully crafted God’s word is. It is amazing how His word is relevant in any all situations, and across all time, and all people. I’m so thankful He chose to leave us a tangible way to delight in Him.
I love how no matter how many times I read the Bible (or parts of it), I find new meaning. I am amazed when I look back at what I have read before and realize how it applies to me just how I need it to right in that moment.
It never ceases to amaze me how alive the Word is! I just read a familiar scripture that pastor was using as part of his sermon and was so overjoyed at just ONE word in one verse. That word was life changing!
Thank you Liz! This was breath taking, so beautiful! Then Congratulations on the sale of your home! And the wonderful blessing you left behind in the barn, a constant reminder of the generous Love of Christ! Thank you!
I love God’s word because it is my anchor and treasure and my light. I can’t live without it.
God’s Words are timeless…truths for yesterday, today, and all our tomorrows!
God’s word is alive. Even if you’ve read a verse, a chapter, a book before, when you are asking God for guidance, encouragement, etc., His word speaks to you.
One of the many, many things I love about the Bible is its hope. Also, its freshness…i.e. every time I read something new and fresh covers me with grace!
Thank you Liz for the chance to win this beautiful Bible! Also, congrats on the sale of your home…all the time, God is good!
There are so many things that I love about the Word of God! When I read His Word with an open heart and an open mind, in humility, I find Him there in the pages! I find His will and purpose for my life, and I find His promises to me which He is faithful to fulfill! Thank you, Liz, for being such an encouragement to me and stretching and challenging me in my walk with the Lord! God Bless you!
What I love most about God’s word? It’s God’s words. Period. End of story!
Awestruck with the continuous revelation of God in the Scriptures….from Genesis to Revelation….His character, His plan of redemption, His everlasting love for me and mankind, His instruction, His Person through His Son, Christ Jesus, His encouragement
Greatest love story I’ve read. ❤️
What I love the most about Gods word is knowing it’s the truth. Words which we can live by daily. Words which we follow we will be blessed and live eternally!
God’s word is a light on my path…showing me the way to go each and every day.
I love that God never gives up on us. He is always near. That is so easy for me to forget.
Leaving the cross in the barn is so neat. It’s like a symbol of God’s love being on the property for the new family, just as he was there for you and your family.
God’s word is truth. It never fails me.
Where do I begin? He is so wonderful. His love never ceases, and he would have gone to the cross for only me. No one loves me as He does. His words fill me daily and keep me afloat.
God’s Word is alive. His word is a comfort to me that I cannot find anywhere else. I tend to have anxiety and worry. But when I stop and read God’s word calmness and peace wash over me. I feel as if God is hugging me. With His Word in my heart I cannot fail.
Thank you Liz for being one of God’s wonderful messengers. Your words of encouragement and joy are a blessing to me and so so many others.
Hope in Christ,
I think the most amazing thing in His Holy Word are His promises – “I will never leave you or forsake you.” for 1. When I think of all the people that have left for 1 reason or another, to read that promise and know He means it just for me – it blows my mind.
I love that the Word of God never changes; it is timeless. “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of God stands forever.” Isaiah 40:8
Though the Word never changes, every time I read it and search it out, something new springs forth, yet, I know it’s not really new, but it speaks afresh.
I continue to be amazed at how relevant the Bible is in all times and places. There is always something new. A new promise. A new encouragement. A new meaning to an old passage. At just the right moment, the God speaks to me through the Bible. Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Why do I love God’s word? Is it because it holds me to a grace based standard that as a human I could not uphold alone? Perhaps. Or is it because when I have a need it provides a path, most often rocky, but with great love? Could be. But I believe what I love most is that regardless of where I am, what I’ve done, what I’m planning to do it gently calls to me. When I am ready to walk away, there it is nudging me back. When I’m desperate for something more to fill me in this life, it comes to me. At times of great joy, I feel it’s grace and my great gratitude that it is the one and only thing on this journey that I will never, ever lose.
I love the Bible because it is the Word of God. It never fails and has answers to life’s problems. It never changes.
God’s Word is true, constant and never changing. No matter where I am in my life or what I am facing, His Word is a source of comfort and encouragement.
I love that even though it was written so long ago, it still applies to us today and can answer any question or problem we have. And I love sharing it with my grandkids who have lived with me for the past 5 years. They are now 11 and 13, and it amazes me sometimes to hear their thoughts on the Bible. My granddaughter, age 11, decided by herself this week to memorize the names of all of Joseph’s brothers in birth order! Love sharing God’s word and world with my grands.
It’s simply the truth
When my heart is overwhelmed lead me to the rock that is higher than I
I love that God’s Word is adequate for all of life and gives wisdom. Every time I am in God’s Word I learn something new or a verse speaks to me in a way that it never has before. I love that God reveals Himself to us through His Word.
God’s Word is the final word in my decision making!
It is such a thrill to study the Bible because it’s the Living Word and it is life to me!
Deuteronomy 32:47, NASB:
“For it is not an idle word for you; indeed it is your life. And by this word you will prolong your days in the land, which you are about to cross the Jordan to possess.”
You are a gift in teaching us, Liz. Blessings to you, sweet sister in Christ!
It’s so cool to think that God loved me enough to leave his word for me to know Him and hear His voice speaking to me. I’m so grateful for those He leads to illuminate His Word to me.
I love how I can read the same scripture and learn something new. God’s Living Word!
I love reading God’s Word. It brings me peace when I am anxious, I feel comfort when I am struggling and I feel His love as His daughter who goofs up time and time again. But oh so thankful that I never run out of His grace❤️
God’s word is amazing – there is so much that the Bible covers, from guidance to ‘examples’ of every kind, and what I love most is that woven through it all, the clear message that we are His, that He Loves and Cares for us no matter how ‘human’ we prove ourselves to be. So often through life, I truly feel held by God.
And like everyone else Liz, we appreciate that He uses you to share His word and so many of the Bible stories in a way that brings it to life – including the sense of humor I’m convinced He has!
His Word lifts me when I am burdened with the weight of this world. His Word breathes encouragement into me when my courage fails me. His Word tells me that I am HIS…loved, forgiven, cherished, whole, brave, complete, redeemed.
Gods word is perfect – for all people, for all times.
Gods word is true and new – it’s amazing that familiar verses are always new each time I read them.
Gods word is comforting and gives us strength.
Simply put, Gods word is perfect.
The Bible is a living word; even though I have some familiarity, sometimes a verse will be so strong that it seems like I have never seen or heard it before and I am again amazed at its power.
God’s Word gives me hope, comfort, encouragement, and peace.
God’s Word gives me encouragement, hope, comfort, and peace.
“Hello, LORD. Thank you for talking with me in Your Word today. What an awesome time together! You are such a wonderful friend & confidante as well as encourager with every Word You speak. I can hardly wait til our time together again tomorrow, but I have work to do that you have given me. Goodbye for now to your written Word, but Hello to Your Spirit. I love You, LORD, God.”. Susan (but You KNEW that!)
God’s Word lifts me everyday. In some of the Psalms I will put the names of my family in there. For example: Psalm 121: 7-8 says The Lord shall preserve you, (I will put family member names) from all evil. He shall preserve (again their names) your soul.
The Lord shall preserve your (names again) going out and your (names) coming in from this time forth and even forevermore.
When I do that it gives me assurance that God is with them.
His Word is my strength and nothing shall prevail against me.
Also reminds me of my shortcomings and to trust in Him in all that I say and do.
I like that the Bible talks about flawed people and how God loves them and sent His son to die for us all. I also like that the book of Psalms has the whole range of emotions from anger to praise.
God’s word is never changing and ever relevant!
His Word is a living breathing book, and changes every time you read it to something fresh and new…..I always find little tidbits that I had never noticed before. And then I realize that He is revealing exactly what I needed to hear that day.
I love that the Bible is God’s love letter to us – believers, yet sinners, whom he calls beloved!
I love a lot about the Word of God-the Bible. One is that it is always fresh. It seems like every time I read it, something new pops out to grab my attention.
One of the things I love about scripture is how God uses it to speak to whatever issue I may be dealing with, An often read passage will burst with new meaning as the Holy Spirit guides. It’s amazing!
Oh Liz!! I love God’s Word because it is fresh EVERY.SINGLE.TIME! It’s also addictive…the more I read, the more I crave!!
Thank you for doing these fun giveaways. That Bible is crazy gorgeous and I love journaling His Word! Love and Blessings! 💕
I look to God’s Word for comfort, wisdom, spiritual growth, and direction.
God’s Word is living–the words are infused with God’s Spirit and vibrate within the human heart. God’s Word is eternal and unending in its depth, yet it can be understood because Jesus, the Word, came and demonstrated its meaning. How fortunate we in the U.S. are to have freedom to possess it and to study it!
I live the clarity, the certainty, the strength God’s Word provides me every moment of every day – even when things I see around me are shaking. There is never any doubt or guilt when I follow His Word and filter all my life’s choices through it.
Just wanted to send you a hug Liz for always being such an encourager. I’m just beginning my recovery from the repair of a full thickness tear of my rotator cuff. Between God’s word and your message I know I will make it through the pain and back to wholeness. When you are 80 you expect little side trips of some sort. The Psalms boost my spirit and the armor of God in Ephesians 6 reminds me daily of the love and protection I have as a daughter of the King. Sending love and prayers to you as you move into this new place in your life.
God’s word is like a cold drink on a hot day, fresh bread from the oven with melted butter when you haven’t eaten all day! It’s always fresh and timely and love giving. It can both stir and quiet my soul.
Oh Liz, I love to read the word, meditate on it, pray it (the only time I sing it is when it is inside of songs that have already been composed). It is my guide, my comfort, my Voice from God. I love talking scripture with other believers and see what the Holy Spirit is highlighting for them. I often thank God that we live in a country where we can afford a Bible and where we are free to have one and then pray for those that do not have these life giving freedoms.
GOD’s Word is so full of wisdom, all just waiting for us to absorb. I am so thankful we live in a place where we can openly& freely learn from it!
Liz, I’ve met you on your visits to MN and have read all of your books…several, more than once! I really appreciate your message and your testimony. Why do I love God’s Word? Well, first because it is pure truth, and points us toward eternal life with Him (how exciting is that?) The current reason why I LOVE God’s Word and absolutely would not be here without it is because I lost my husband of 42 yrs. recently. I hang on to every promise He makes in the Bible, to be my husband, to comfort the broken-hearted, how He will wipe away every tear and destroy sickness and death, and to always be with me….even to the ends of the earth/end of the age. I am standing on His promises….He is my anchor in this time of loss and grief. Thank you for this chance to win this beautiful Bible! Finally, best wishes on your new home ~ I can relate since I have had to move to a smaller place now since I am alone.
Gods word is alive! I maybe feeling good or yuck or some where in between all I need to do is read his word. The answers will be reveled through the Holy Spirit. The peace that covers me is a blessing.
I love that God’s Word tells me what I need when I need it. I can open up to any page and there will be something that I need to read. I can listen in church and hear something that God means just for me to hear. Mostly I love that though I am far from perfect God still loves me ❤️
God’s word is powerful. God’s word can change your heart and your thinking immediately. Reading His word brings joy like nothing else can.
Gods word is a lamp for my feet. And a light unto my path. Thru His word he reminds me how much He loves me, cares for me, who I am in Him. If I’m weighted down with cares and troubles this world has laid on me, I open His word and He takes me to His breast and comforts me. And if I find myself relying on worldly comforts and not Him, His word reminds me where my true treasure is. Gods word is a love story, a history book, a book on genealogy. it’s my guide book on how to live my life. And no matter what version I read His word is the same yesterday today and always.
God’s Word is so awesome! I love how it speaks to me just where I am. My pastor can go over a passage that I’ve read numerous times before, and it will be like a new passage. God will highlight words or phrases that just hit me between the eyes. I just love how alive His Word is!!
Why I love the Bible so much…I meet God there. His word is excitingly alive. I am continually amazed when He speaks to my heart on something specific that I am dealing with, in words written 1000s of years ago! It is a surprise, a delight, a gift. Even the days when there doesn’t seem to be a specific word to my circumstances, He nudges my heart with the sure message that He is still with me, still meeting me in His word, the comfort of His presence. It is so hard to describe what it means to me. I would give that joy to anyone, with all my heart.
I love that God’s Word quenches my thirst on a dry day, it brings overwhelming joy to this burdened heart, and it reminds me of my true worth as a daughter to the King of Kings and Creator of all things! I am excited to be invited to come sit at His feet every morning to draw closer to Him! 🥰🙏
I love that every time I read the Bible, I find some new treasure that I’ve not seen before. It doesn’t matter how many times I’ve read it before!
I love how you break down the verses! It helps me understand more clearly. Thanks.
God’s Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. For 74 years on June 17th he has led me to trust in Him with all my heart and not lean on my own understanding. I have acknowledged Him in all my ways and he has directed my paths. I am so blessed.
Its what God says about me and the song posted here says it ALL.
God is my best friend and has wiped every tear from my
broken heart and He believes in me thats in His Word
and the cross, I call that LOVE.
God Word is amazing the way it can encourage, lift you up when you are down, challenge, guide, instructs & much more. Recently my daughter came home to Australia after living in Canada while studying for 2 years on a spiritual high. On returning she went down into a dark place & was hearinv a lot of lies that were making her feel like her life was over. Each day she spent time reading God’s Word which helped to make her aware of the lies she was hearing. It focused her mind on God to help her life to make a positi e turn around.
As Ephesians 4:6-7 tells us it brings hope.
I love God’s word because it always uplifts and gives me a answer to all my hurts, wants, and feelings. It answers my questions. It encourages me.
The Bible is precious because that’s where I meet God; He’s always with me, but meeting Him in His word is like meeting Him in a garden.
Congratulations on selling the farm. What a gift to the new owners ~ and their comment, a gift to you. That Artisan Bible is gorgeous. Thank you for an opportunity to win it ~ and your lovely teaching, Liz. God bless.
God’s word is the best companion I could ever have. I’m a single lady of 68 & 1/2 years with no husband or children. I’ve never been married. God’s word keeps me company as it teaches me His precepts. I rehearse them back to Him when we talk in prayer. It is God’s love letter after all.
What I love most about God’s word is
It tells me about God’s
Love, Grace, Forgiveness, Peace, Comfort,Joy,Strenght and
Heaven and so much more.
God’s Word is living! A verse that I may have read many times before will suddenly come to life, reaching me, teaching me, right when I need it most.
I love that God’s word is freeing in so many ways. Psalm 119 opened my eyes to this as I once sat down and wrote out all the benefits or descriptions of God’s word. Life changing experience. Why would I not be in God’s word when I understand it’s a life saver, a counselor. gives understanding and a ton more. I get excited when I see God letting us know the worth of his words. Incredibly exciting and life giving is his word.
Why do I love the Bible? Because any time so am feeling down or struggling with something, I pick up my Bible and no matter what I read l, especially the New Testament I start to feel calm and now things will work in God’s due time according to His plan.
Liz I look so forward to your posts. You are always so positive and show me things in the Word that I’ve missed before. Thank You!
I am very thankful that my parents took me to church. But it wasn’t until I met my future husband at the age of 16, did I realize what I was missing. At his church, people brought their Bibles and opened them when the pastor preached!! That is when the Bible became real to me. I love how it is the LIVING Word of God. How it can take on different meaning to one reader one day, and a new meaning to you another day. My Bible is “broken” as my grandson says, the binding coming apart, which shows it has been used, I suppose. I would love the new Bible you are giving away. Blesses to you always.
I love God’s Word because it is as much true today as it was thousands of years ago. And no matter how much you read it, you can never stop gleaning from it! I learn something new every time I read.
I love Gods word mainly because he reveals to me what he wants me to see at just the right now , and leads me to that scripture. for example I lost my dad this past Sunday and of course it have been a stressful time for me along with getting to go on vacation and try to be at peace about leaving family ,, My devotion yesterday was Mark 6:31 ” Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and rest” This was God telling me to go on vacation and rest.. What an awesome GOD we serve.
Thank you for these inspiring words ! I love the Psalms …they always speak to me . Spending time in the Bible is essential for direction in every day living. I live in a historical farmhouse as well….I know you will miss yours , wishing you much happiness in your new home! Blessings!
When I was a little girl, I loved the Psalm “ Thy word is light unto my feet and a light unto my path. I have hid thy words in my heart that I might not sin against God.” Now that I am an older girl, I love God’s word more and more . I find as I study and meditate on it more the more lovely it becomes.
The Bible is never-changing, is inspirational, and is truth. I find a new nugget to challenge me each time I read God’s Word! Love it!
I grew up a fatherless child. And then came to know my Father is the greatest one ever! He loves me fully, unconditionally and forever! His Word wraps His arms around me and embraces and comforts and teaches me all a loving Father would have me know! 💕
God’s love for us is expressed simply and powerfully through the precious gift of His Word. It is written for all of us no matter what our level of intelligence. Thank you Lord for writing the Bible for all of Your children, including me❤️.
His Word is life, through the good, the bad and the ugly. Never changing, the same today as it was yesterday. Truth for every generation, a guide for what was, what is and what is to come. Don’t leave home without it. 🙂
Thank you Liz for always turning us to Jesus and God’s Word. I was in my 30’s before I understood the life giving truth of His Word in my life. Having grown up in the church all my life, it never knowing or understanding just how personal and real my relationship with God could be! It is my life, my breath my peace, my comfort, my thirst quencher….my everything! I’m so thankful God revealed the realness of His Word to me before I experienced the journey He had designed for me. Thank you for this opportunity to share with you. Blessings and hugs
God’s Word is my GPS that guides me through life. It is better than a GPS because God’s Word is perfect in its direction just as God is perfect! “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God….” I praise Him and thank Him for revealing Himself to me through His Word!!
I love God’s timing as I read his word. When he reveals a verse or text that applies specifically to something I am going through at that time. It reaffirms the fact that God knows our needs, listens to our prayers and wants us to be at peace and trust him with the outcome.
I love God’s Word because He always has the word I need when I need it. Some days, it is scary to me, because He knew before I needed it before I did, but hey, He is mighty!!
Thanks for showing us this beautiful bible, you are a blessin’ : )
God’s word always speaks to my heart. And no matter how many times I read it I learn something more, like peeling the skins of an onion.
I love how His words are so intentional, every single one is there for a purpose! It’s a literal guide book for how we are to live our lives!
God’s Word reveals the truth to the deepest parts of my base heart. Just and compassionate … I love every word!!!
I remember as a young child, maybe only 8 or 9, my friend and I used to catch her Nana reading the bible. We asked her about it and she just said every morning she just opened the book and started reading the passage wherever her eyes fell. God always had a special message just for her. That seemed so silly to us, as we could barely read to understand the bible at that age. But when I was finally saved by His grace much later in my 30’s, I grabbed my first real bible and found Nana’s words to be true. It doesn’t matter where you start reading, God’s word always rings true!
Ah, His Word brings me comfort when I need it, understanding when I don’t, peace when I am unsettled, wisdom that I crave, but most of all it assures me that I have the greatest gift of all, the gift of His Son the Christ!
I so enjoy reading you Liz. I love the fullness of the stories in the bible. I like diving deeply into one book like Joshua, and Hosea, and Ruth, and Esther and…Each time I get to know the story better, but also the characteristics of God and how He wants me to trust, obey, and surrender to Him. And how He always takes care of us.
I started reading the Bible daily this year and I have reached Isiah it has been inspiring to me. My thoughts lately have been to some how encourage my Grand daughter to do the same. The Bible that you are giving away would be ideal for her. She is 31 years old, over weight and diabetic, and single. As I have listened to your Podcasts, I know you would be inspiring to her as well.
God’s word always speaks to me. It gives comfort, peace, love, inspiration, and direction.
God’s word is the truth! It is the rock on which I stand.
Gods Words are alive.His promises are for me to live by. Gods Word has all the answers, comfort, peace and Wisdom I need to live this life. Gods Word is the way, the truth and life. Gods Word encourages and edifying my spirit. Gods Word is love. Gods Word sustains me and fills me. Gods Word gives me hope and the strength to endure this life on earth.
What I love most about God’s word is how God makes me feel loved and important to Him. He speaks directly to me through His word. He can correct me without pushing me away, because He is loving me at the same time. He assures me, encourages me, builds me up, all the while, He does the same for family and friends who in turn build each other up, again. He is simply LOVE and He loves us all.
In the middle of the night or in the worst of storms he is Faithful, in the valley or on the mountains His word is Faithful. There is no other truth than Gods word there’s no other comfort than Gods word. When this life leaves you empty and alone His word stands strong and holds you from the inside where humans fail to reach. His word is Life and his Life is mine.
God’s Word will ALWAYS be relevant. It transforms us and beautifies us. It is healing.
What I love most about God’s word……it is His “love letter” to me, His child. It soothes my soul and fills me up with everything I need to walk in the way He would have me go in this life.
God’s Word is timely, showing Redeeming Love for all of us Bad Girls!
Love you, Lizzie!
I love how it speaks to us sometimes when we least expect it. Something will just reach out and grab your heart and move you to tears. Like a gift.
What do I love about God’s Word? I admit I don’t treasure it enough, don’t turn to it enough, don’t rely on it enough. But I know no matter what I do or don’t do it remains, steadfast, truthful, and my sin and neglect can’t change that. So when I need it, when I read it, when I seek it out, it is still there, unchanged, unfailing… and I live in a country where I have unfettered access to it. Amen! There are people dying to get their hands on it. Oh that I would treasure it more, it’s value is beyond what I give it……
Love the written Word because it is life giving and gives us a beautiful picture of God’s presence with us. It’s full of stories about real people who made mistakes, and yet were covered by God’s love and grace…and forgiveness. God’s Word is our hope and promise of things to come…beyond what we can ask or imagine. It’s the story of the best news ever and it needs to be shared as often as we can share it.
His Word lives, just as He does. It continues to be fresh and new each time I read it. Amazing! It is impossible to know God apart from His Word. It still astounds me that He would stoop to reveal Himself to me through that same Word. Ephesians 1 and 2 says it all, His pleasure, His purpose, His grace, His mercy, His love…. for me! I couldn’t know this without the Bible. Hallelujah!
I love to read the Bible because it is God speaking to me through His written word. Such a blessing!💕
God’s Words are so comforting when in a tough moment in life. And in those great moments, HIS WORD continues to lift and brighten!
As I reflect on God’s Word and what it means most to me , I find it hard to put it words because it is so wonderful and so powerful. I love how it warms my heart, and regardless of where I am in this journey called life, the word speaks to my heart exactly what God knows I need for that day. Whether I need comfort, peace, guidance, encouragement or chastening, His Word holds the answer.
It’s always relevant, always personal and ALWAYS a love letter from my Father to come closer to Him.
Thanks again Liz for another delightful devotion. You’re such a blessing to the lives of so many and this ole girls loves and appreciates you.
I love that God’s word is unchanging! No matter what society tries to tell us that it says (and sometimes they do quite a bit of twisting to make it say something different) God’s teachings are quite clear. No matter what version you use, the message is still there! I think in all the different translations, God made sure of that!
God’s Word has healed my mind in miraculous ways over the past 25 years. I simply can’t get enough of it. And I am in awe over how I can read a passage I’ve read dozens of times and learn something completely new.
The Bible is everything, my roadmap through life! No matter the trials & tribulations of life, the Bible never fails to have the right words at the right time!
The most I love about God’s word, quite simply is that it’s always there, always uplifting, always the truth … should be everyone’s life manual!
This is a hard season…what seems like unbearable pain and shattering of the heart with tears that are always ready to fall. Yet, I know that God is sovereign and He knows the hurt. But even better, He knows the future. My mind struggles to concentrate, and the simplest of tasks feel monumental – and this isn’t typical of me. I’m one that just keeps going. This is bringing me up short and showing me that I need to rest in HIS goodness. Trust in HIS word. Believe HE is good. And that even if the sources of this season don’t resolve, it doesn’t change God’s character – so therefore, it must be to change mine…for the better.
I love the peace that God’s word brings! Whenever I feel anxious or in turmoil, I can go to His word and find calmness, peace, comfort and strength. It’s a busy world we live in and God’s word settles things down for me.
I love the Bible…I always carry a purse size version in my purse for EMERGENCIES & to use at church to take notes in…lots of times if feeling alone…done or discouraged I simply pull it out & turn to a page & usually will fine EXACLY what I need…I do not believe in the word “coincidence” but I certainly believe in the word “GODINCIDENCE” so I’m sure to find a passage to help me thru my journey!!!!
God’s Word is all I need – complete and beautiful, convicting and encouraging.
God’s word is my anchor in times of need and doubt as well as in times of Joy.
The words of the Bible are new every morning and what ever your day brings those words have all the answers. They bring fresh hope!
How it is always there and sent to mind whenever needed.
The Bible is a magical book. No matter how often I read a passage of scripture, something new is revealed to me; as if it is the first time I have read it . It is the ultimate healer of the heart, the great encourager, and peacemaker.
In a world, where life draws you to feel so lost, God’s Word helps me to feel grounded. The living Word reminds me that I have a purpose, and that He is helping me with every step, no matter how challenging the task may be for me.
God’s Word never changes, but as my circumstances change, His Word always gives me exactly what I need at that very moment. I like writing in the margins, dates and how that particular scripture spoke to me and then when I read it again sometime later, I am reminded how faithful His Word is to me.
Thank you Liz for sharing yourself with us through your writings and congratulations on selling your house.
God’s Word is living, healing, active. I always spend time imagining I am sitting at the feet of Jesus listening , talking, learning and growing. Jesus is the Word and His Spirit is in each believer – so the Word is in us. It really feeds my soul and works on making me whole. God always gives me what I need when I spend time in His Word. Truth. Wisdom. Love. Forgiveness. Hope. He shows me more of Himself…I praise the Lord for His Word.
I love God’s Word because it is true and everlasting.
Liz, this was a wonderful verse you shared and beautiful story about the cross I He barn!
Wonderful words-life changing words-live sustaining words-God’s word.
For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon his shoulder.
And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
I love so many things about God’s Word, but mostly the story it tells of how He came to redeem us through Jesus because of His great love for mankind.
Often times I fly by my emails. Not caring to take the time to read each one. This week I find myself depressed after a multitude of sadness has overtaken me. Today I stopped and read your post and God’s words. Thank you. I needed to stop and hear those words. God bless.
The bible is my go to to make decisions. Over the years I have gone to God’s Word to learn everything from marriage to raising 4 children. I am thankful that God has given us such a wonderful love letter and instruction manual.
Thank you for encouraging words! I’m sorry you had to sell your house, but I think I understand. You have lived there longer than we have lived anywhere! We sold our house last year (15) years there. Since then we are in an apartment and will be moving again sometime this summer. Crazy life.
What I love most about the Bible is the continuity from the first verse of Genesis to the last verse of Revelation. Being encouraged by the lives of the people, watching God work His plans throughout (so good to know “the end of the story”), exploring the lives of the characters — all of it! I am continually reading the Bible through in one translation or another. Right now I am reading the one I grew up with and memorized, the KJV. And Psalms is my all-time favorite book!! Thanks for your ministry of teaching & encouragement!
No matter what has happened in my day whether I open the word in the morning or evening and chose a random verse it’s always relevant to that day……hummm how does that happen……HE knows what I need to read that day or HE knows what I need to finish my day. He never fails all I need to do is open the Bible and let it flood into my heart. ‘Be still and know that I am God’, Psalm 46:10 my favorite Bible verse reminds me to quiet my mind and listen.
God’s Word is new every time I open it. It always excites me as I am reading along and a verse/chapter jumps out at me, one I’ve not seen as I am at that moment. Then how God steps in and walks me through the understanding of that specific set of words. Praise Him that yes His Word is new with every reading.
Liz, for years I’ve loved Psalm 119-returned to and led others to it often. Love poetry about God’s word. Love it. I used to lead a women’s bible study and prayer group – called “The Bon Bons” because people think stay at home moms sit around and eat chocolate and watch soap operas. But they don’t. They pray for their families & more. They study God’s word & share His truths. I used to open our group with a prayer from Psalm 119:18 “Open my eyes that i may see wonderful things from your law.” That is one of the most important verses to me because I get to invite the Holy Spirit into my reading of the word – Romans 8 tells me HS makes intercession for me with groaning that cannot be uttered and intercedes according to the mind and will of God. How great is that? Love Psalm 119 – Love this blog post❤️😷🙌🏻
God’s Word changes me. It gets in my guts and opens the eyes of my heart. It is Truth, faithful and true, whether we believe it or not. We do not decide what it means, the Spirit teaches us. It is unchanging, and so very much alive. It is power, available to us if we choose to wield it. It is protection and comfort and wisdom and discipline and everything we need, if we choose to believe. I do believe…LORD help me with my unbelief.
God’s Word is a balm to my soul. I feel so unworthy yet His Word draws me back in time after time. Let’s face it, the Bible is full of wonderful stories, perfect for voracious readers, that teach us something new every time we read them! 🙂
I love that His Word never changes. With culture changing so fast the Bible stays the same and gives us a benchmark.
It’s alive! It calls me everyday to be active in it!
I love that God’s word is alive and active able to change my heart, renew the spirit in me.
God’s word gives me peace and grounds me to face life and life’s challenges. God’s word keeps me connected with Him daily in every moment by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
I love how, in every circumstance, EVERY part of my journey, God’s Word speaks, reminding me that I am His daughter, I am beloved of Him, and He has it all under control. Always and in all ways. Mind blowing 🙂
Words are my love language! I’m in awe of the way the Word touches my heart! It’s like it’s a letter written to me! And, actually, it is in fact written to and for me!!
God’s word is always available and helpful to me– blessing me whether I’m looking for calm and peace, love, encouragement or just truthful words to lead and guide me through my day and night.
Liz, God’s Word always encourages, uplifts and counsels me. But never so much as it has, He has, over the past nine months. I was diagnosed with stage 2 , hr2 positive, metastatic breast cancer in September 2018. I was stunned as breast cancer does not run in my family. But, God had already prepared me for the actual diagnoses. When I heard those words, you have cancer I thought, okay God the battle is on. I know you too have taken this journey Liz. Isn’t it a great comfort to know we have God as our steadfast, reliable strength. He knew the diagnosis before I did and He knows the outcome. I have carried Psalm 23 and Jeremiah 29:11 in my heart , along with many more scripture, as comfort and encouragement from my Heavenly Father during this journey this far.
Thank you Liz, for your always insightful, encouraging writings. May God continue to bless you in your health and in this new season of your life.
God’s Word means something different to me every day. I can read the same verse five days in a row and be shown a different meaning each day. It is ALWAYS what I need and never leads me astray. I love the mystery and the mastery of His Word!
Liz, you amaze me💐. You have enlightened me with the word of God in such a fashion that makes me smile. God’s words make my heart flutter and a inner joy bubbles forth like no other feeling. God be the glory❤️
I need the comfort, strength, correction, mercy, restoration, redemption, wisdom, knowledge, love, and the realness of my Father, Savior, and Companion that only His Word provides in fullness and perfection. It is everything to me; I run to His Word for more of Him!
The Bible is my lifeline to staying in the place where God wants me. It helps me stay joyful and hopeful.
What I love most about God’s Word is that it’s constant but the way I understand it and what I take from it is always evolving. No matter what I’m needing in any moment; comfort, encouragement, strength, wisdom, etc., it’s right there. God will lead me to what I need to hear and prepare my heart in such a way that I can fully receive the message He’s trying to get through to me. The Bible is the VERY best instruction manual for living, and it’s one of the best gifts I’ve been given, behind my Salvation and Savior.
What I love best is that the Bible is God’s living word. It is not just words written thousands of years ago. It is words for us to live by. It is there for us in all situations. God will use it to guide and direct us, all we have to do is be present in His presence through His Word and His Holy Spirit.
There’s no need to worry. God’s got this-and that, and this and that!
I love Gods word because it fills my heart with quiet joy and comforts me all at the same time.
I love it when scripture interprets scripture. I get really excited when I see something from the book of Daniel for example being further explained in the book of Revelation. I am grateful when the Holy Spirit opens my eyes to see, and my ears to hear and my heart to comprehend the scriptures.
Liz, thank you for sharing the Word with us! ❤️ The Bible comforts my soul, teaches me how to walk with God, soothes my fears, and tells me of the great love God has for me! All the answers to every question is in the Bible! I’m so thankful we have the Word of God to read. Blessings to you and your ministry!
What I love about God’s Word is how powerful it is! It is alive, able to guide, convict, redeem, etc. It is the Word that is able to do all things within each person when they surrender to the creator of the word. Knowing the Word cannot be separated from knowing the Savior! They work in tandem.
God’s Word speaks to me no matter what I’m going through. It can provide peace, hope, and understanding of our creator and savior.
God’s word is precious in every way. It teaches me, comforts me, enthralls me, excites me, grounds me, directs me, embraces me. It never grows boring or mundane , in fact, the more i read the passages the more i learn and grow from them, and the more i learn about our loving Father and beautiful Saviour. I look forward to spending time with the author, my friend the Holy Spirit. Thank you Lord for preserving your Word down through the ages for us today, we would be lost without it.
I love His Word too! And I especially love each Wonderful Wednesday when you expound on it!
What I love about His Word, is that the Holy Spirit “illumines” the Word in my heart as I read it! A true miracle only God can perform.
I so enjoy all the flower photos along with your words. And what a lovely story about your new home and you and Bill leaving the cross in the barn for the new family! Your new home looks like you should live there! It really does.
I’m still a bit bummed I missed out on your beautiful antiques…but Oregon is just a bit far away…
Loved this today!
Blessings to you!
I love lots of things about the Bible, but I especially love the fact that the more I study, the more I pray, and the more I obey, I gain a deeper, sweeter relationship with God/Jesus/the Holy Spirit. The more I delve into His Word, my fears decrease, worries go away, joy infuses my days. Praise God for His Word, and thank God that ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word IS CHRIST!’
I love His word because He reveals Himself to me in ways that are so intimate and sovereign. I am thankful I have His full riches of complete understanding thru Christ.
The Word of God is my instruction mannual on how to live my life on earth, it is my friend, whom I need to go to daily.
I love 💕 God’s word because it’s alive, relevant for any season and comforting as a cozy blanket.🙏🏽💕🙋🏽♀️
His Word is indescribable, yet amazing. Comforts, encourages, convicts and gives wisdom. It can reach to the depths of anyone’s soul.
That Gods word is always timely and applicable to the situation at hand or the one coming up. I find it a bit comical how He does that, how He makes what I am reading for right in to the situation just going through or the one about to happen. How He is always preparing me for His work.
I love it because it is “ALIVE”. Every morning when I open His Word, I feel His presence.
What I love most about God’s word is that it is the same yesterday, today and forever. There is always a scripture to cover your situation. Whether you are sick, depressed, need encouragement, lonely, whatever your need; there is a scripture to cover your situation and to lift you up and encourage you in your daily walk.
I LOVE to read God’s Word. Lots of times I feel like we on earth are
(free wheeling) though space. But God says that He has a plan,
a GOOD plan. I’ll just trust Him.
Liz, I first hear you speak in person June 2017 at Cannon Beach Conference Center and I have been keeping track via FB and your website since.
Thank you so much for your words, laughs, encouragement and teachings! They are always a breath of fresh air even when weighted with the reality of life’s struggles and hardships.
This week’s message riding the coattails of another amazing weekend at Cannon Beach was exactly what I needed to hear from God through your amazing spin 💜
The cross in the barn, so much truth and so much power for God’s glory. It’s often the little things He places in our view that make the biggest impact.
Thank you for sharing and continuing to teach us all!
What I love most about Gods Word is that it has the words of life. If I need healing, I will find words that bring healing. If I need hope, I find it here. If my soul needs soothing, I will find it here. Gods Word speaks to every need in my life and has helped me through some very hard times. I am truly grateful for His Word!!
We too just sold our house on the farm and downsized to make more time to prioritize life , health and family. Just so happened it made the time needed to help family as my brother is going through stage 4 cancer and selling our family business. God gave me the opportunity to do this even though I questioned if it was the right thing to do. But that what he does “love on us” and make paths for what’s to come :). We just have to leap out on faith and follow 😉
I love being reminded that I was chosen and I am so loved.
I love God’s Word because it is sustenance. It is His own breathed message to us just as He gave breath to Adam in the Garden. Each day His Word provides me living air, food to the soul, and water that quenches the thirst. He tells and shows me His everlasting love and His tender mercy in so many different ways simply through His Word. What a gift! His decrees are truly wonderful and they are perfect–that is the God we serve.
God’s word restores perspective. When my “vision” is skewed by emotions or overthinking or fatigue or hunger, the very words of God help me to again see reality. Perspective is restored so that I remember who I am and far more importantly, who He is.
I love that on every page of the Bible God gives us direction, love and insight on how we can be closer to him. I love the stories of human failure and God’s forgiveness and sometimes discipline so that we can learn from them. Most of all I love how He draws me in and speaks to my heart each time I read it. Even if it’s something I’ve read a week ago, He always reminds me and gives me the opportunity to learn and love and share and live IN Him.
I appreciate that God’s Word is huggable. There are times when I’m just feeling overwhelmed and need a hug, so I’ll hold my Bible close to my chest and just let myself be wrapped in a hug from Him. It brings me comfort because I know what’s in it, and it’s inside of me, but then there are the times that even just holding it close to me is exactly what I needed from His Word in that very moment.
I am new to reading the Bible, and I don’t do it faithfully. I typically read a Verse of the day or other devotion and call it good. I have had SO many God moments that I should ache to read more, yet I don’t. I know I’m scared that I don’t understand A LOT of what is written, especially the Old Testament. I will get there. God is working on my heart, and I want to be transformed the way only He can.
I love that the Word is a Love Story to us from God. Every morning when I sit with my coffee with the blinds open and birds singing, I rest assured that the One who is my greatest love and has loved me the greatest, is waiting to speak to my heart and soul through the Scriptures. Holding the Bible in my hands as well as my heart, is a tremendous comfort on those mornings when the night has been long.
His word is a love letter to my heart. It continues to transform me each and every day. Hallelujah!
God’s Word is never changing, yet I keep finding “new” scriptures that speak to my heart! (How come I didn’t notice that particular verse the last time I read the Bible through!?)
What I love about the Bible is that it is always fresh and new and you can read the same thing, the same story, over and over and it will mean something pertinent to where you are right now in life. Deuteronomy 32 tells us that “It is no empty word for you, but YOUR VERY LIFE ….”
Praise God for His Word. Your Artisan Bible is beautiful!
Thanks, Liz, for your work, your ministry, your encouragements.
His Word to me is life in abundance, peace in all things, and joy everlasting!
Love and prayers sent your way precious Sister!!
What I love about reading the Bible is that even familiar, often read verses will have a different meaning appropriate for the new day at hand! Timeless!